Our staff

Colin Brown

Founder Players First
Ex Footballer
Football Educator
Professional Coach
Senior Scout at Brentford FC



Dhiren Shah

Founder Players First
Operations & Marketing
Coach Development



Abderrezak (Zak) Djahnit

Coaching credentials:


UEFA B licence, Youth models 1-3
Coach at Players First
Coach at Brentford Academy


First Team Coach AFC Hayes
South all FC Coach
Bushey and Oxhey U16 Coach
Hadstone Manor YFC U7/U8U9/U10 Coach


Player Credentials:


Algeria Academy from 10-16 years and signed pro as an U17.
An injury ended his playing career after three years as a professional.


Zak's favourite team is Arsenal.


Apprenticeship Coach at Players First Futsal / Fc Real
Student of National Vocation Qualifications (NVQ) level 3 at Brunel University
Her love of football means she is also selling programmes at Stamford Bridge, Craven Cottage and the Emirates.


Her favourite team - of course - is Arsenal!

Kalani Peart

My name is Kalani Peart, I am 16 years old and I want to be assessed as a performer in football and Netball because I excel in both sports and would like to have a future career in the football industry.


Achievements to date:
  • I took PE at GCSE level on the AQA exam board and achieved an A grade in the subject.
  • I am currently on standby for the women’s under 17’s world cup in Estonia for 2016.
  • I am FA Level One Qualified with a child protection
  • I am also qualified referee for the Middlesex county.

    I have played football and netball going on a decade now, first competing in the sports for my primary school team. When I reached secondary school I was still involved in both sports being the captain for each team. Throughout my school years at Cardinal Wiseman I won the league and cup tournaments for both sports on various occasions. In football my preferred position is centre back however I can be utilised as a fullback or a midfield player. In netball I prefer to play goal attack, but just alike to football I can be utilised in a number of positions which include, goal defence, centre and wing defence or attack. I play netball as a hobby as I am a committed football player, playing for Middlesex centre of excellence. I joined the club when I was 8 years old and have been with the club ever since. I train on Monday and Wednesday and play league fixtures on Saturdays against the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Millwall to name a few.


    Representative honours:
    I am involved with the England under 17’s national football team and my greatest achievement to date was when I made my debut with the 16’s team against Sweden and later played against France. I am also currently the captain of Middlesex centre of excellence under 17’s.