My name is Paul Rothwell, and I’m from Skelmersdale, in the North-West of England. At university I studied sport science, and was involved with many research projects with professional football players and other athletes. I love to travel and when I finished university I travelled and worked in Australia for 2 years before moving to Thailand. I have been in Thailand for almost 8 years and have been teaching and coaching school children during my time here. In 2019 I completed my football coaching license in Bangkok. I love to coach football and I hope that I can help the players in the Panthers academy develop their skills and passion for the sport. I enjoy seeing players improve and take great pride in helping them reach their goals. In my spare time I love to watch and play football, I play for several teams here in Phuket. I also like to study Thai to help me communicate better with my Thai friends and colleagues. It has been great to see the players develop over my time working at HeadStart. Not just on the pitch, but off it too. I’m looking forward to the next few years and seeing the football academy expand.