After making the life-changing decision to hand in his notice at one of the top UK cricketing schools, Sherborne, in 2015, Tom Flowers (former Leicestershire 2nds and Dorset batsman) started TFCC four years ago. Now studying his Level 4 coaching qualification along with Marcus Trescothick, Alex Gidman and James Tredwell, he has his own team of full-time coaches working under him.
Already prominent in the Leicestershire and Rutland area, and with excursions into Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire, they want to extend their passion for high-quality local coaching on a national scale. They are looking for professional, hard-working and flexible people to come on board, ideally those looking for a career post cricket; school masters looking for a career change or additional holiday income from running or employing coaches to run summer and winter holiday camps; or just someone who is serious about their coaching and looking for a new challenge.
Indeed, Tom himself took this route, moving from full-time cricket coaching at Sherborne School, to a secondary income to supplement this, before deciding to go full time with the business in 2015. This was at first supported by his then and current ECB performance-coaching role with the disability side, before growing the business to employ three other coaches full time as he does today.
"You will coach under your own name, giving you the freedom and own unique branding, but everything you need – the manuals, legal documents, all the support they would wish for, the lot – will be provided by TFCC. It took us four years to get to this stage, and we've loved every minute of the challenge. Yes, it has been two steps forward and one back often, but we've proven that our model can and does work. We can help you skip many of these humps in the road."
Tom believes the club scene is desperately seeking coaches who know what they are doing. “TFCC is currently working upwards of 23 clubs,” he said. “There is a huge amount of demand for high quality, organised and structured coaching within clubs across the country. This is where our passion lies and is the unique selling point of our coaching programme.”
Tom employs a fine team of coaches who are all qualified at least to Level 2 standard, including Ben Silver (Ex-Leics Women’s Coach and Loughborough MCCU Assistant), Dave Brignull (Ex-Leics CCC).
Now they want the next generation of coaches to join them, being their own boss, but having TFCC Group backing them up all the way.
“With TFCC support you're ready to go – whether it be the part-time or full-time package. This is a chance to broaden your horizons; you bring the coaching expertise and then we then help develop your other skills using our proven model. We will give you the know-how…”