Curtis Child


Curtis is undertaking a placement with Sport Science Consultants as part of his BSc Sports Development and Coaching Sciences degree at Bournemouth University.  Curtis has a keen interest in Strength and Conditioning for sports performance, gaining experience through the planning and implementation of programming with Royal Russell School’s First XI Football team.  He continues to learn and develop his knowledge within Elite level sporting environments with a passion for developing players.

Curtis is also a FA Level 2 Football coach who has experience coaching beginners through to elite level athletes both in team and individual sessions.  Curtis is due to complete his Level 2 in Coaching Futsal and Level 2 in Coaching Goalkeepers before the end of the academic year to further develop his understanding and delivery of practical sessions.

During his playing career Curtis spent 5 years at Ipswich Town Academy before having extended trials at Luton Town, Cambridge United and Norwich City.  Upon leaving the academy setup, Curtis had a successful non-league spell at AFC Sudbury including reaching the second-round proper of the FA Youth Cup on two occasions and completing the domestic quadruple at Under 18 level.  He also featured for the club in the Bostik League Division One North (Step 4).

Professional Qualifications:

  • FA Football Coaching Level 2
  • FA Level 2 in Talent Identification
  • FA Goalkeeping Level 1
  • FA Futsal Level 1