Paul Austin (Ozzie)
Stockport Cosmos Colts Team Coach
My names Paul Austin known as Ozzie like most young lads played football until it was to dark to play whilst growing up but then gave up due to swimming commitments.
I never found my way back into football until my 30’s playing 5 aside in a league and running for fitness.
Cosmos Coach Mini Interview
Who is your favourite football player of all time?
Growing up my favourite player has to be Steven Gerrard his pin point passes to any distance and his ability to lift his team and lead makes him my number 1 and as a Liverpool fan makes a lot of sense.
What made you start football coaching?
A turn of fate in my work life saw me working with TK and playing 5 aside with his lads, then moving on to training with Stockport Cosmos. I went to watch a few games and realised how much I missed the big game, so getting the chance from TK to help out was awesome.
This led to becoming assistant manager and being able to work alongside some great coaches and a fabulous team of lads.
After a few years I have now moved to Cosmos Colts as manager and again a great coaching structure and a great bunch of lads.
What’s the best thing about being a Stockport Cosmos Coach?
The whole of Stockport Cosmos is like a big family, the spirit that runs through all the teams is unbelievable and as new teams are built that same spirit is visible throughout.