Ashley Thorley (Ash)

Stockport Cosmos Under 9s Coach

Ash Thorley

Personal Profile

I have 2 lads currently playing football. One for Stockport Cosmos U12s and the other Manchester United U12s and with my coaching and still playing for the open age team it’s pretty much football every night but I wouldn’t change it for the world.


Cosmos Coach Mini Interview

Who is your favourite football player of all time?

My favourite players growing up was Roy Keane and Zinedine Zidane. I liked how Roy Keane demanded more from his team mates and gave 100% . With Zidane it was how easy he made the game look.

What made you start football coaching?

I got into coaching through playing for Stockport Cosmos open age team. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and when the opportunity came I jumped at the chance.

What’s the best thing about being a Stockport Cosmos Coach?

It’s my 2nd season with the u9s and the thing I’m looking forward to the most is how far this team can develop