Football coach provides online sessions amid coronavirus lockdown

Photo Credit: Thomas Allman

COVID-19 has closed businesses and limited income for self-employed workers around the region.

The global pandemic has finally forced the government to propose a lockdown on the UK for at least three weeks.

Thomas Allman from North Wales, is a football coach who runs his own programmes and sessions to help young players improve their footballing abilities.

During the pandemic, Allman has set up free training programmes on YouTube for children to follow at home.

However, with some help from the world wide web, self-employees manage to continue with their business remotely.

Thomas says: “We’re building the online programmes to support local players that we coach, we’re taking a positive as much as we can out of a tough period of time.

“We’re still keeping active, I’m trying to keep all the players focused over this period of time that their away from football and away from their friends training.

Over 250 players have signed up for the online programmes, the videos received over 1,000 in their first 10 hours of publishing.

“We’ve had a brilliant response from local players and even players from Australia and America”.

Thomas is hoping to carry on building his business with brand new facilities based in Mostyn, North Wales.

Listen to Thomas’ full interview here.

The cases continue to rise as the virus spreads around the region, leaving some self-employed workers worried and concerned.

The UK currently has over 11,000 cases, nearly 900 of them are based in the North West.