Chad Gould

Head of therapeutic mentoring

A little more about Chad:

Chad Gould is an ex International footballer, ex International beach soccer player and captain of the Chelsea Beach Soccer Team (Champions of the Istanbul Cup in 2018).

He is an FA qualified football coach that holds a BSc (Hons) Sports Science degree from elite British sports university, Brunel in London. Former students include – Tony Adams (England football captain), Richard Hill (England & British & Irish Lions Rugby), GB Olympic athletes Audley Harrison, James Cracknell, Iwan Thomas.

Chad was nurtured in the critically acclaimed Southampton FC youth academy where the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Wallcott, and Alex Oxlaid-Chamberlain also mastered their trade.

As well as playing football at the highest level, Chad has recently signed a 3 year contract with Warner Music (Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Rolling Stones) as a recording artist.

He is a singer/songwriter and music producer. You can find his self released album on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music and Amazon Prime.

Chad has a four year history of working with children at the Koru Project. He has engaged with them via his two passions in life, whether it be playing football or creating music them.

“Music and football crosses all boundaries. Practitioners such as Besell Van Der Kolk (author of ‘The Body Keeps Score’) talks about how there is so much unconscious emotional memory in the body, that movement can heal. Playing football and producing music with these kids can be such a magical healing process. I am so proud to be a part of The Koru Project.”