PPFC is a grassroots, community football club affiliated with London FA, set up in 2014 and based in North London.
We have teams that range from U8’s up to U15’s in the C&RP League and play all our League matches at The Hub Regents Park.
For those who don’t want to, or aren’t quite ready to join a team we also have development groups.
All team coaches have their FA Level One badge, Safeguarding and First Aid and are DBS checked.
Kirt Hussein: Founder/Club Secretary/Head Coach U8s
I am not only a coach, but I am also the Club Secretary of Priory Park FC and I feel very strongly about every single aspect of the club.
I oversee the running of the whole club, working closely with all the coaches, League reps and the London FA, making sure we work to their guidelines, standards and ethics.
For me, it’s not all about winning matches, (well maybe sometimes it is) it’s about working together as a team, a community – developing skills, supporting and encouraging each player, working on their strengths and weaknesses, setting realistic targets, and importantly, listening to and valuing players opinions, ensuring that all players feel they play an important role in the club. Onwards and upwards Priory Park FC.
During the week I am a graphic designer in an ad agency, but even then football is never far away.
Nicki Hussein: Safeguarding Officer/Welfare Officer
Football has always played a major part in our family!
PPFC started with a handful of kids having a kick-around and now we have up to 150 boys and girls training every Sunday. We are affiliated with the AFA and have two teams in the League.
The dream was to create and coach our very own Club, and as it grew and grew the natural progression was to make it more official. I saw the potential and I encouraged Kirt to make his dream a reality. I was more than happy to help this happen and was soon recruited as Club Secretary and Welfare Officer.
I do the admin, support the coaches, but more importantly I look out for the welfare of all the children. Priory Park FC was always designed to be a voluntary community club – accessible to all. Coaches and players work together as a team.
Running a club can be hard work, but for me it is rewarded every Sunday by seeing how much the kids are growing and progressing. It is not only about building their football skills, but also building their confidence and social skills. I am also so pleased to see more girls at training and actively encourage more, as we have not only a football-mad son, but a football-mad daughter too.
I am very proud of all the coaches and players at Priory Park FC and always thankful for the ongoing support shown by all the parents and carers.
When I’m not doing the PPFC admin I am a freelance artbuyer in the advertising world.
Paul Green: Chairman/Treasurer/Sponsor
I came across Kirt, and Nicki in June 2013 when my son George started playing football there. The club’s passion for teaching the children and the warmth surrounding the whole club really impressed me and I enjoy my Sunday mornings now as much as George does.
When they were looking for a club sponsor and someone to buy the kit I was more than happy to contribute.
I have since volunteered to be the PPFC club treasurer which makes me proud to be an integral part of the club.
Greg Williams: Assistant Club Secretary/Head Coach U8s
PPFC embodies everything I love about the community that we live in. It’s a place for children (& parents) to come together, blow out the cobwebs and be part of a competitive and friendly environment. My children and I have loved being part of this club over the years and now being part of the coaching team has bought new adventures.