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Stephen Smith

Senior Coach.

1. How long have you been involved with Belfast Swifts, as a player or coach?

I've been with the club a month or so after they were founded. so this will be my 4th year.


2. What made you get involved with coaching at Belfast Swifts?

The passion the coaches showed for their club and the girls, made you want to be part of it.

3. What is your ‘go to’ drill?

The Rondo, at the beginning of the session, the banter and laughs of the girls before starting the session, great ice breaker.

4. What drill do your girls love the most?

What drill do your girls love the most?

Any drill that they don't have to run...

5. What is your most used saying at training or matches?

Training nights - Probably, “sorry I'm late”.

Matches - Has to be, “have i time to run to the loo?”.

6. What is your favourite thing about coaching our girls?

How they always want to improve and learn. They are always looking out for each other, and have a great camaraderie. They love the club which shows when so many of them now coach the young girls.

7. What is the one thing you never leave the house without?

My black bag with the cones and bibs which the ladies always complain that need washed.. (can't wash them every week).

8. What four people (alive or dead) would you have round for dinner and why?

Being a utd fan it would have to be... George Best, Mark Hughes , Eric Cantona and Roy Keane.

Just to listen to their life experiences.


9. What is your favourite meal?

Big pot of Stew, crusty bap and plenty of butter.

10. What is your biggest Phobia?

Biggest phobia / Liverpool winning the premier league again.

11. If you had a one-way ticket to go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Miami. I’ve been once and loved it, would love to have stayed longer. There is so much to do and see.

12. Who is your biggest hero/inspiration?

A man called Mark Graham. He was a voluntary youth worker at St Michaels youth club. Looking back at the time he gave up for us all. When the troubles were at their worst, he kept us off the streets, driving us to our football matches in the minibus, and taking bus loads of us to the Falls baths every Wednesday and Friday. It was great that I got the chance to thank him for all his hard work... And we were hard work.