James Baxter

Playing Career: Non league football

Currently studying for his UEFA A License
UEFA B License
FA Level 2
FA Level 1
FA Youth Module 1
FA Youth Module 2
FA Youth Module 3
Goalkeeping Level1
Futsal level 1
Futsal level 2
FA Developing Midfielders
Safeguarding Children
Emergency 1st aid
Enhanced CRB


As a schoolboy James was in the environment of an Academy and Centre Of Excellence until the age of 16. After not succeeding as a player in the game he turned his desire and ambition towards the coaching aspect of the game.

At 17 years old he was coaching for Saints in The Community where he stayed for 4 years part time. Showing great potential the club approached him with a full time post within the coaching set up. James remained in this post until 2011, during this time the Academy of Southampton FC approached him to coach the schoolboys within the Academy structure.

James has since moved clubs and is now working for Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club in a full time capacity in the academy. He specialises in the foundation age groups 7-11 years, dealing with their elite players.

Premier Coaches identified James’s ability and competence as a coach and will be giving him the chance to show his knowledge and ability on board the P&O Cruises. With his experience and knowledge of the game he will certainly bring enjoyment and professionalism to his sessions.