Developing the Intelligent Young Footballer


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About The Author

Mike Mair

Mike Mair

Mike Mair, Chartered FCIPD, has worked for Bard Pharmaceuticals based on the Cambridge Science Park for 38 years. During that time, Mike has developed from being a Manufacturing Technician to his current role of Head of Learning and Development. He is a member of the Bard Leadership Team where he influences and plays an active role in developing and implementing learning and development and organisational development strategies. These include people development, compliance, leadership and engagement. His passion for developing people to be the best they can be has expanded beyond the workplace in his role as coach at a Colts football club.

It is an absolute privilege and pleasure to have the opportunity to grow and develop, influence and inspire the intelligent young footballer and it is a tremendously exciting and rewarding process.

In reality it can be very challenging and frustrating at times but throughout my journey I have learned many life lessons that I want to share to help you influence and inspire others to grow and develop. Football, the beautiful game has been so good to me, filled with some outstanding memories and experiences…it is my time to give something back.

When talking to a fellow and respected grassroots coach about my intent to write this book and share my story, he said “I wish there had been something like that around when I started.” That was all the inspiration that I needed.

Give yourself the permission to pause to read my story. I hope that it inspires and influences you. Ultimately, enjoy the experience and the privilege of developing the intelligent young footballer.

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Riverside Publishing Solutions
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-913012-53-3