ECF Coaches

ECF Accredited Coaches

ECF accreditation of coaches is primarily a safeguarding process rather than a qualification or indication of level of coaching ability.  The most up-to-date list of coaches can be found here, which is updated regularly as more ECF accredited coaches are accepted. If you wish to become an ECF Accredited Coach, or would like further information on becoming an ECF Accredited Coach, please contact Alex Holowczak, ECF Junior Director on – please make the subject of your email ‘ECF Accredited Coach’ [however, please note this post –]

ECF Accredited Coaches have fulfilled the following requirements —
1) They are a current member of the DBS update service or hold a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate. After November 2015 this certificate should specify coaching with the ECF.
2) They have supplied contact details for two professional and character references to the ECF with the references subsequently obtained from the referees being to the ECF’s satisfaction. Coaches are not allowed to provide the references themselves.
3) They have supplied the Junior Director with details of previous coaching or teaching experience and, if applicable, qualifications.
4) They are a current ECF member.
5) They have disclosed whether they have any criminal convictions, cautions, other legal restrictions or pending cases that might affect their suitability to work with children or vulnerable adults as per the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

Abell, Colin
16 Brampton Close, Endon, Stoke on Trent ST9 9HR Tel: 01782 502763

Adams, Phil
11 Huddersfield Road, Delph, Oldham OL3 5EG Tel: 01457 870024 Email:

Adams, Timothy
15 Athol Gardens, West Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 9DN Tel: 0191 2532841 Email:

Ai, Farshad
27A Green Oak Avenue, Totley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S17 4FT Tel: 07725 995 545 Email:

Armstrong, Bill
6 The Heights, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7LQ Email:

Aslett, Alec
1 Cornbunting Close, College Town, Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 0XZ
Tel: 07930 605574 Email:

Bailey, Kevin
Parkfield, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3AX Tel: 01959 570824 Email:

Beckett, Phillip
Brough House, Church Laneham, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0NQ Tel: 01777 228360 Email:

Bellin, Robert (IM)
32 Station Street, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 9JT Tel: 01922 626624 Email:

Besedin, Pavel
South Birmingham Chess Club, First Floor, Moseley All Service Club, 91 Church Rd, Birmingham, B19 9EA Email: Tel: 0785 804 0841

Blackburn, Jonathan
Mow Cop, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 4NE Email:

Bonn, Thomas
London Tel: 07746125692 Email:

Bowers, Francis
62 Pennine Way, Gunthorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE4 7TE Tel: 01733 579569 Email:

Briscoe, Christopher
146 Fangrove Park, Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0BS Email:

Brown, Alan
52 Great Holme Court, Thorplands, Northampton NN3 8AE Tel: 01604 648287 Email:

Brown, Michael
London Tel: 07597 928016 Email:

Buckley, Graeme (IM)
3 Forge Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM3 8SH Tel: 020 8642 5239 Email:

Bukojemski, Adam
Romford Email:

Burgin, Ryan
Apt 14 Bickerton House, 47 Leppings Lane, Sheffield S6 1SY Tel: 07585 328732

Butland, Nicholas
Wheal Friendship, Bal Lane, Mary Tavy, Tavistock PL19 9PE
Email: Tel: 01822 811045

Butt, Michael
10 Foxhill Close, Greatfield Estate, Hull, East Yorkshire HU9 4LP Tel: 01482 793227 Email:

Ciuksyte, Dagne
Suffolk and Ipswich area

Claridge-Hansen, Will (FM)

Clissold, Julian
4 Vale Street, Turton Bottoms, Edgworth, Lancashire BL7 0EB Tel: 01204 852036 Email:

Cloudsdale, Peter
8 Beech Glade, Huntington, York, North Yorkshire YO31 9EP Tel: 01904-624958 Email:

Colburn, Paul
29 Blissett Road, Leicester LE3 9HQ Email:

Collett, Ray
7 Ogilvy Square, Worcester WR3 7LU Email:

Cooper, Lawrence (IM)

Cooper, Neill
104 Westhall Road, Warlingham, Surrey CR6 9HD Email:

Couchman, Andrew MBA
Owner/Senior coach, Axon Chess Academy
Email: Website:
Also, European Chess Union certified coach. Available UK and overseas for 1 to 1, group and online coaching

Cutter, Tim
52 Cody Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0DE Tel: 07857126924 or 01252 911683 Email:

D’Costa, Lorin (IM)
Edgeware, North London Tel: 07745 240000 Email:

Damodaran, Ashok
2 Foxglove Close, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6DJ Tel: 01732 862 399, 079851 75674 Email:

Davies, Andrew
13 Parkes Avenue, Codsall, Wolverhampton WV8 2DX Tel: 01902 845303 Email:

Davies, Nigel (IGM)
Available for seminars and private tuition via Skype. A training syllabus, video courses and contact form are at the Tiger Chess membership site –

Dickens, Rupert
20 Belmont Grove, London SE13 5DW Email:

Dickerson, Trevor
10 Ridgewell Avenue, Chelmsford CM1 2GA Tel: 01245 697735 Email:

Dilukshan, Manoharan
45 Sussex Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 4LU
Tel : 07960722404 Email :

Dragomir, Ionica
111 Clitterhouse Road, London NW2 1DL Tel: 0208 4584683 Mob: 07760 113132 Email:

Edwards, Simon
Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 7NE Tel: 07749 272656 Email:

Eggleston, David (FM)
60 Hallgarth Street, Durham City DH1 3AY Tel: 07742127679 Email:

Emms, John (GM)
5 Wilson Close, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 9DH Tel: 07716 271630 Email:

Fernandez, Daniel H (GM)
Cambridge Mathematics graduate & the youngest English GM. Based in South Manchester. Offering online chess coaching in English, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish (all fluent)
Email: Mobile: 07437157473

Flear, Glenn
6 Rue Honore Daumier, Baillargues, 34670, France Tel: 00 33 467 702545 Email:

Fodor, Tamas
Tel: 07918014093 Email:
Available to coach in the London area or via Skype

Forster, Michael (FM)
8 Smithbarn, Horsham, West Sussex RH136EB Tel: 07511262408 Email:

Freeman, Jon
39 West Way, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4RD Tel: 01582 621927 Email: Website:

Freeman, Scott
84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA Tel: 020 8645 9586 Email: Website:

Gibson, Christopher
8 Crofters Close, East Hunsbury, Northampton NN4 0BJ Tel: 07812 679089 Email:

Gliddon, Daniel
CCF, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA Tel: 020 8645 0302 Mob: 07927 098008 Email:

Goodwin, Ed
1 Conway Avenue, Coventry CV4 9JA Tel: 02476 462257 / 07528 611483 Email:

Graham, Dave
93 Upper Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 9HZ Tel: 01903 202 029 Email:

Green, Eliot
Mensa Meadowfields, Buerton CW3 0DF Tel: 07816 988146 Email:

Grigoryan, Meri
(spoken languages: English, Russian, Armenian, Danish, Czech, Polish, French)
c/o The ECF Office

Hardy, David
92 Hall Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs OL6 8QB Tel: 07974 952252 Email:

Harrison-Willmoth, Lisa
North Londonn Tel: 07786 268283 Website:

Hawkins, Jonathan
37 Palmerston Street, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 5RF Tel: 01207 590 246 Email:

Hebden, Mark (GM)
4 Balisfire Grove, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 0LT Tel: 0116 299 6913 Email:

Holowczak, Alex
Oldbury, West Midlands Tel: 07913 976768 Email:

Houska, Jovanka
c/o the ECF Office Email:

Howell, Chris
2 Reed Drive, Royal Earlswood Park, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6TA Tel: 01737 780899 Email:

Howell, David

Hunt, Adam
30 Khartoum Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 4EX Email:

Hunt, Malcolm
Seven Pillars, Worcester Road, Clent, Worcestershire DY9 0HU Tel: 01562 701156 Mob: 07801253767 Email:

Jackson, Sheila (WGM)
3 Abbey Court, 270 Hale Lane, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 8WG Tel: 020 8238 2804 Mob: 07818 415778

James, Angus
46 The Avenue, Surbiton, Surrey KT5 8JG Email: Tel: 020 8390 4911

Jhooti, Rajinder
57 Orchard Avenue, Bedfont, Middlesex TW14 9RD Tel: 07769 346471 Email:

Jones, Bob
Crofts Place, Little Saxham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5LE Tel: 01284 811555 Email:

Jones, Christopher
5 Hardwicke Lodge, Tennyson Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 4BU Tel: 01903 207982 or 07720813877 Email:

Lalic, Susan (IM, WGM)
Surrey and South London Email:

Ledger, Andrew (IM)
101 Whirlowdale Road, Sheffield S7 2NF Tel: 07807 799252 Email:

Levens, David
38 George Street, Riddings, Alfreton DE55 4BH Telephone: 01773 270806 Mobile: 07341 282048 Email:

Lloyd, Jon
58 Pembroke, Hanworth, Bracknell, Berks RG12 7RD Telephone: 01344 454000/07468 790284 Email:

Longson, Alex
77 East Avenue, Heald Green, Cheshire SK8 3BR

Longson, Sarah (née Hegarty)
77 East Avenue, Heald Green, Cheshire SK8 3BR Tel: 07786 260301 Email:

Mackle, Dominic
2 Bradley Road, Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 1LT Tel: 01626 356 868 Email:

Makepeace, Phil
Tel: 07735 278511 Email: Web:
Face to face tuition in London for adults and children of all abilities. Also available for game analysis by email.

Martin, Andrew (IM)
Malthouse Cottage, Hall Rd, Bramley, Surrey GU50AX Tel: 01483893965 Mobile: 07712151761 Email:

Mason, Don
Mathematics & Chess Consultant, 9 Mallaby Close, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 2PW Email:

McDonald, Neil (GM)
Flat 15, Ellerslie Court, Copper Beech Close, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2TN Tel: 01474 369 402 Email:

McKeown, Paul
103 Nield Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1SQ Tel: 020 8756 0474 Mobile: 07833 577 451 Skype/Email:

Milner, Robert
411 Cheadle Road, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 7BH Tel: 01782 550112

Niccoli, Tony
12 Ivy Crescent, Chiswick, London W4 5NG
Tel: 07734816436 Email:
Available for school, group and one-to-one lessons

Pert, Nick (GM)
Fleet Tel: 07786 986 489 Email:

Pert, Richard
Essex Email:

Portman, Carl
Orchard House, Hanwell, Banbury, Oxon OX17 1HN Tel: 01295 738 001 Email:

Ravikumar, Vaidyanathan
2 Manor Court, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2AA Tel: 078 660 21057

Reeve, Andy
8 Berne Close, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 3DX Tel: 0161 439 2300 Email:

Regis, David
3 Bay Trees, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7UY Tel: 01392 832530 Email:

Rendle, Thomas
99B Frithville Gardens, London W12 7JQ Email:

Rose, David
5 Manifold Close, Waterhouses, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 3HH Email:

Ruffle, Alan
2 Moss Pit, Stafford, Staffordshire ST17 9LE Tel: 01785 249781 Email:

Russell, Chris
London Email: Tel: 07597 253965 Web:
Fully qualified teacher available for individual and group lessons

Sayers, Ray
Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire Tel: 07976 641926 Email: Website:

Scott, Ian
Boston, Lincolnshire Email:

Sharples, Harry
Ringleton Gate, Woodnesborough, Sandwich, Kent CT13 0PW Tel: 01304 812985 Email:

Snape, Ian
The Coach House, West Common Road, Keston, Kent BR2 6AJ Tel: 020 8462 7673 Email:

Staples, Dan
York Tel: 07766 330389 Email:

Stewart, Noel M
Chertsey, Surrey Email:

Stewart, T Noel
30 Upper St Paul’s Terrace, York YO24 4BP Tel: 07572682101 Email:

Storey, Charlie (FM)
Tel: 07719070349 Skype: FMCharlieStorey Email: Storey@MasterChess.TV Web: www.MasterChess.TV

Strugnell, Carl (FM)

Summerscale, Claire

Sutcliffe, Pat
1 Firs Crescent, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG29HT Tel: 01423 439787 Email: Website:

Swain, John
7, Mossdale Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 3GX Tel: 0115 8540034 Email:

Talbot, Mark
3 Etherley Drive, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 8NS Email:

Tathare, Sandesh Krishna
157 Hagden Lane, Watford WD17 4BU
Tel: 07958 809 058 Email:
Available for school, group or one to one chess lessons

Taylor, Adam C (FM)
12 Trajan Close, Colchester, Essex CO4 5GE Email: Tel: 07792959607

Thomas, Nicholas (FM)
1 Williams Road, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa CV31 1UR Tel: 01926 316894 Email:

Tillotson, Carl
Lancashire area only – Skype training sessions available Tel: 07419 588129
Email: Web:

Trueman, Glenn
25 Bower Avenue, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 2LX Tel: 07714 429263 Email:

Ukken, Somton
59 Smith Walk, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2PL Tel: 01284 731037 Mobile: 07738257442 E-mail:

Upham, John
The Lodge, 51 Prospect Road, Cove, Hampshire GU14 8NT Tel: 01252 514372 Mob: 07976 634053 Email:

Varney, Andrew
Oxford area Tel: 07786 321095 Email:

Wall, Tim (FM)
8 Whitfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 7LJ
Tel: 0750 3722366 Email: Twitter: @timpeterwall Website:
North East England. Individual and group coaching, school classes. Online lessons

Weekes, Richard Pittman
Richard Weekes Chess Academy, 65 Burrage Place, Plumstead, London SE18 7BE Tel: 020 8854 8805 Mob: 07538 035896 Email:

Wells, Peter
Swindon Email:

Westmoreland, Steve
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Tel: 07921 659456 Email:

Whitfield, Traci
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs Email:

Williams, Simon
Beachcomber, Seale Lane, Seale, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1LF Tel: 01252 783825 Email:

Willmoth, Rob
North London Tel: 07956 297329 Websites:,

Woodhams, Mason
Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club, Pelton House, 2 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1EB
Email: Websites:;

Wrench, John
11 Western Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 6JF
Tel: 01562 636 105 Mobile: 07913 227402 Email:

Yangfan Zhou (IM)
Mobile: 07557980674 Email:

Zakarian, David (FM)
Oxford Email:

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