Paul Cunliffe

Paul  Cunliffe

Bury FC 

Playing Career – Played in the North West Counties for Ashton Athletic FC and local teams within Wigan.

He snapped his cruciate knee ligament at 25 years of age and subsequently snapped his medial knee ligament 3 years later. Both injuries resulted in full reconstruct

"That was my decision to go into coaching."

Professional coaching includes 5 years working for Wigan Athletic FC as U13s and U11s Coach Coordinator as well as being u13s Lead Coach.

Paul worked alongside Dave Watson, Under18s coach and Academy Manager, assisting with coaching, games and recruitment for 3 years. After Dave left for Newcastle United FC, Paul worked for 6 months with John Doolan the new U 18s coach.

Paul went on to work for Accrington Stanley FC as their U14s as Lead Coach before heading to BURY FC where he now coaches the Club’s U14s.

Paul is a visiting camp coach with Global satellite Soccer Academy (Canada) where he works with Canadian kids on a yearly. Mick O’Brien, GSSA late founder and former pro scout and the man who brought Junior Hoillett over to play in England at Blackburn Rovers FC. In addition to delivering the camp, Paul also help to select the talented players to travel to England in March to play Academy Teams

Further, Paul was involved in coaching grassroots football for around 10 years. He coached from U9s to U18s over time and helped to outstanding players. One of Paul’s players was signed by Blackburn Rovers while he playing for Ashton Athletic u18s  FC which was coached by me in the NWYA League. The player is currently a First Team Player for Blackburn. 




Football Association

Main Stream Qualifications


Age Appropriate Qualifications






Match Analysis


Individual Qualifications




UEFA  A Licence part 1 completed

UEFA B Badge

Level 2 Certificate

Level 1 Certificate


Youth Award Assessed (passed)

FA Youth Award Module 3

FA Youth Award Module 2

FA Youth Award Module 1


FA Youth Coaches 17-21 year olds

FA Talent identification


PROZONE analyst course (MATCHVIEWER)


FA Emergency Aid Course

FA Child Protection and best Practice




















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