Matthew O'Brien (Matty)

Stockport Cosmos Under 12 Blues Team Coach

Matt O'Brien

Personal Profile

I work for an online mirror retailer William Wood Mirrors who also sponsor our Junior team Monday to Friday, and occasional weekends as long as it doesn’t clash with football!!

I’m a down to earth guy, easy going and like to think I have a positive outlook on everything!

Up the Cosmos!!!!

Cosmos Coach Mini Interview

Who is your favourite football player of all time?

Peter Schmeichel, I was always thrown in net when I used to play football with my older brother and his mates when I was younger so used to try and learn whenever I watched Schmeichel play so that I could prove my worth to the older lads. Turns out I didn’t turn into too bad a keeper in the end.

What made you start football coaching?

I was still playing for the first team at the time and Edgie presented an opportunity to help him coach the first Junior team of Cosmos which also happened to be my sons age group and he joined the team and being one of the oldest on the first team it allowed me to still be a part of the club when I stopped playing I was a bit apprehensive at first about coaching, but it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made saying yes.

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

One of the best thing’s for me about being a coach is I get to not only watch my son develop as a player, but I get to help him with his development also. Plus I like to see the development of each player week to week individually and also how the team is developing from when it was first started to the present day.

We have a top set of lads and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the team.