Tom, Gary & Craig have been friends for over 20 years, they met playing grassroots football in Coventry and were quickly signed by Coventry City FC.
After progressing through the ranks at Coventry all three were signed by the club as Professionals. Gary made his debut at the age of 16 with Craig following closely behind him. Tom was a regular reserve team player and Captained the clubs highly regarded Youth Team, to Two Successive FA Youth Cup Finals against West Ham and Arsenal.
Gary never looked back after making his debut and was brought by Birmingham City for a fee of 4 million pounds. Craig moved onto Walsall Football Club whilst Tom travelled to USA and signed for the Atlanta Silverbacks. All the boys remained close friends and enjoyed frequent "catch ups" during the off season.
After returning to England, Tom joined TNS in the Welsh Premier League. Gary was firing in the Goals for Birmingham and helped the club to the promotion to the Premier League. Craig enjoyed a very successful spell with Walsall being named in the PFA Team of the year two consecutive seasons before moving to London after being signed by Brentford FC. During the following few years Tom had travelled to Australia and enjoyed a successful season with a Brisbane based Football Club called The Gap Gators.
In 2010 Gary returned to Coventry City FC and unfortunately Craig was forced to retire through injury. Tom was playing locally on the semi professional circuit whilst gaining his coaching Qualifications.
SoccerRockz is Formed!
January 2010 - What started out as a great idea among three friends soon became reality! A soccer school for children across Coventry & Warwickshire, a place to enjoy football and learn from former professional players. SoccerRockz was formed!!.
SoccerRockz was instantly very popular and recognised to be a very positive place to develop and enhance the footballing ability of local children.
SoccerRockz is now considered the Premier place to learn for young footballers across Coventry & Warwickshire!!