Academy & SEN Coach
Zakaria Osman (Zak for short) is a football coach for Pro Touch SA.
Zak Pro Touch SA on January 2018 as a participant before becoming a football coach in January 2020 for the SEN Football Project and the Academy.
Why did Zak join Pro Touch SA?
Pro Touch SA is the organisation that is the first step of Zak football coaching career as Zak believed that it will allow him to gain further coaching badges in the near future and give something back to all communities. As a former participant, PTSA helped me changed my life for the better as it gave me a chance to challenge myself and improve my knowledge as a sports individual, and learning how to get the best out of everyone around me.
Education and Training
Zak went to 2 special needs schools one called Queensmill School from 1998-2005 which is the primary school and Swiss Cottage School from 2005-2010 which is a secondary school. During my time at school I did some sports coaching through sports leadership (studied level 1 and level where I coached a variety of sports.
Zak studied Art and Design at Level 1 and 2 at Westminster Kingsway College in Kings Cross from 2010-2012 before moving to study Video Production/Interactive Media at the college called DV8 Training in Walthamstow from 2012-2013.
From March-June 2014 Zak studied at Westminster Kingsway College in Soho as part of the BBC Stephen Lawrence Trust to do a 12 week
traineeship studying Video Production/Interactive Media.
June 2016, Zak accomplished the FA Level one after a 4-week coaching course at Market Road
where I have received the Level 1 coaching badge, First Aid, and Safeguarding.
Zak is a good team player, very organised and my attitude and timekeeping is very good.
I am a big believer in trying everything at least once.
Zak's leadership skills and knowledge has improved throughout my time at Pro Touch SA.
Zak has volunteered with the Camden Council through my old secondary school by being a sports coach at Talacre Sports Centre
during 2012 and 2013 as part of the Easter and Summer camp.
Zak greatest achievements came in Year 9 back in 2007-2008 when Zak won the Jack Petchey award based
and also won the Sports Achievement shield for my hard work at sports including football, tennis, and cricket.
Outside of Pro Touch SA likes to go to the gym, swimming, cycling outdoors, and going for long walks as well as doing photography.