Deon Meikle, Education Officer
My name is Deon. I am from Nottingham and joined FITC in Sept 13 as an Education Officer.
I attended Djanogly City Technology College until 2001. After school I went to college and played for Hucknall Town Academy, and then went on to play for Eastwood Town which was the start of my semi-professional career. In the second season there I got scouted for trials at Newcastle United, Bradford City and Derby County.
I ended up staying at Eastwood for 5 years and then joined various teams such as Belper Town, Hucknall Town and Worksop town. I decided to go to University in 2010 to study Sport and Exercise Science. I’ve also done various summer coaching camps at Hyson Green Football Club and in 2009 had the opportunity to go to Ghana to volunteer for 10 weeks. Whilst there I got to coach football, teach and learn about the Ghanian culture which was a great experience.
I have always had a passion to teach and pass my life experiences onto others. I feel this role is perfect for me at this current stage in my life and proud to be a part of it.