PFATV: London Bees Head Coach Rachel Yankey

PFATV talks to former Arsenal and England player and London Bees Head Coach Rachel Yankey.

England and Arsenal legend Rachel Yankey has always been involved in coaching, during her playing career Yankey would coach in the morning at Arsenal before playing in a professional match in the afternoon.

She was keen to test herself and prepare for life after playing so enrolled on the PFA’s coaching courses.

With the help of the PFA she passed her A Licence, a fantastic personal achievement.

So, when the chance to become Head Coach at London Bees came along, it was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down.

Yankey admits the immense responsibly of being Head Coach was at first daunting but she was keen to continue to challenge herself.

Her coaching style mirrors the style of play she was taught as a player, to go out confident and positive, it is up to the opposing team to try and beat them.

Yankey would encourage other players who are still in the game to look ahead to the end of their playing career and use the PFA’s courses as an opportunity to educate and further your career.

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