Thomas Banner: A Kick for Concordia Soccer
Concordia Soccer Coach Thomas Banner had Concordia kicking above weight last season and with landmark wins over some of our key competitors, he’s excited for the coming season and eager to get the team back on the pitch. "I share a similar ethic with the school: that education is the important thing, and results will come from having the right educational ethic and happy, confident students” he shares.
Coach Banner himself has an impressive resume on and off the pitch. He attended Wycombe Wanderers Academy in Wales from age 8-15. At 16, Banner joined the adult reserves at a semi-pro team, Farmborough Town (now FC), two steps away from the professional leagues in Conference South. Banner then attended the University of South Hampton, where he played on the first team - and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. After finishing university, Banner played in London for Camberly Town, before turning his sights to coaching. Now 27, his passion for the game today is in coaching youth soccer, and he has found coaching at Concordia very rewarding.
“I like the faith the administration put in me as an outsourced specialist. They trust me to get on with the job and do to the best of my abilities. I like how the children at Concordia are attentive, polite, well-mannered and come to training to learn, enjoy and enrich their knowledge of the game.”