”Coach Marla is the most outstanding, dedicated and truly motivational football trainer. She took her team, with our son, to the last 16 In the Gothia Cup in 2019, an international youth tournament. An amazing achievement for a non-academy side. Always gets the best out of the boys with her drive, spirit and common-sense style, inspiring them to work hard, developing confidence and key skills. Our son trains hard, plays to the best of his ability and listens to her totally. Coach Marla gets our vote!”

Parent of RPFC player, June 2020

”Marla is one in a million. We have never experienced a coach like her. She is completely dedicating to the team and inspires the team spirit, both on and off the pitch. She has an enormous amount of energy, which they feed off. She earns the kids respect and has that touch that just makes them listen and want to do their best. because of Marla our son has developed his skills, resilience and confidence in football. We all love this team and as parents feel part of it too.”

Sarah Herman, Parent of a RPFC player, June 2020

”Marla is an inspirational coach. She demands the highest standards and she is incredibly professional. Marla has a clear view as to how football should be played and she is a great tactician. My son has enjoyed every minute of playing in Marla’s U12 team. He has also been able to develop his skills and football awareness under her” guidance. A superb coach.

Robert Heggie, Parent of a RPFC players, June 2020

St Peter's

”No one can make sports exciting like coach Marla because she cares and love’s it. Involvement is what she can do like no other PE teacher that we have ever met and the way she has inspired my boys is just spectacular and very much appreciated.
We cannot wait to see her back in town.”

Betina Scanlon, Leo’s Mother, July 2016


” Marlene provided exceptional sports provision to our pupils throughout the st-peters
school. Marlene worked with every class from EYFS to Year 6 introducing PE activities, developing pupil’s competence and confidence and encouraging a love for sports. She also modelled high quality PE teaching for class teachers to improve their own skills when teaching PE. At all times, Marlene was an excellent colleague, embracing the school’s ethos following our policies and practice and working in a positive, constructive manner. She was reliable, organized, motivated and committed. It is my pleasure to recommend her most highly.”   July 2016

N.S. Cottier – Head

St Peter’s Eaton Square C of E Primary School

st-gabriels” Throughout the year, Marlene enthused, motivated and inspired her pupils to achieve heir very best. She was extensive subject knowledge and expertise in many sporting disciplines, including futsal, basketball, football and gymnastics. This enabled her to provide expert advice and instruction to pupils, during PE lessons as well as after school clubs. It was a pleasure to have Marlene promote the love of sports in our schools. ” July 2016

S. McMahon – Head

St Gabriel’s C.E. Primary School

”Dear Coach Marla

Thank you for your support this year. You have been wonderful and i have looked forward to our PE lessons all week. Sorry you will not be here next year but as one door opens another closes. We have lost you but someone else will gain you.” June 2016

Miss Rebecca Joseph – Year 4 Class Teacher

St Gabriel’s C.E. Primary School

”Dear Coach Marla

You have been an amazing coach and i’m so sad to see you go. You have been my inspiration in football and i wish to be like you one day. You have made PE lessons amazing!”

Year 6 – Female Student

St Gabriel’s C.E. Primary School