meet the coaches

Our Coaches

 All our coaches are current female professional footballers who are extremely passionate about the women’s game. We all share the same values and want to give back to the community in as many ways as we can. Our coaches aim to inspire the next generation, be a positive role model and pass on information that we get as current players ourselves to help develop these young aspiring footballers.

All coaches are fully qualified, DBS checked, and first aid trained and all love coaching at Pro2Pro!!

Lois ‘Rochey’ Roche

Co-founder of Pro2Pro Academy

Hometown: Maida Vale, West London

Playing career:
Chelsea U12/14
QPR U12/14
Arsenal U16
Arsenal Academy and Reserves
Watford Women
Reading FC first team (WSL)
Aland United (Kansallinen Liiga)
Florentia FC (Serie A)
Röa (Toppserien)
Charlton Women’s FC (Championship)

Republic Of Ireland age groups u17/u19

Position: Centre midfield

Favourite thing about Pro2Pro:  The environment we have created for young girls to feel safe and enjoy their football. Providing positive female role models to help inspire and guide them to wherever they want to take their football.

Fun fact: I was a torch bearer for the London 2012 Olympics.

I like to think I can speak Italian from playing and living there for nearly 3 years.

Hannah ‘Pads’ Godfrey

Co-founder of Pro2Pro Academy

Hometown: Thornton-Cleveleys, Blackpool

Playing Career:
Thornton Cleveleys Football Club (boys and girls grassroots)
Blackburn Rovers (Centre of Excellence/Academy)
Manchester City
University of South Alabama (USA)
Tottenham Hotspur Women (WSL)
Charlton Athletic (Championship)

Scotland National Team

Position: CB

Favourite thing about Pro2Pro: My favourite thing about Pro2Pro is knowing that what we’ve created has made such an impact on so many young girls. Hearing success stories both on and off pitch is so rewarding and it’s an honour to be a part of all these girls’ journeys. I love that we’re pushing girls to be best version of themselves while also inspiring the next generation of female footballers to be in our shoes one day.

Fun fact: I scored on my Scotland National Team debut!

Ella ‘Ells’ Rutherford

Hometown: Orpington

Playing career:
Pettswood (Honey Buzzards u12)
Millwall u13/u15/u17
Millwall Women FC
Bristol City
Crystal Palace Women
Leicester City Women
Charlton Athletic Women

England age groups u15/u17/u19

Position: CAM or Left Wing

Favourite thing about Pro2Pro: Pro2Pro has given me a purpose. Being injured makes you feel like you’ve lost your identity. Pro2Pro is a family I love every single kid for their own individual reasons. I owe a lot to the kids for how much they’ve helped me too , more than they’ll ever realise

Fun fact: I started football late and before football I dance/acted/sang for a performing act school called ‘All the arts ‘

I scored Charlton Womens first ever professional goal.

Lucy ‘Watto’ Watson

Hometown: Barnsley

Playing career:
Royston Dynamos Boys U7s to U12s
Barnsley Ladies U11s to U13s
Donny Belles RTC U14s to U16s/first team
Sheffield United Women
Chelsea Women
Charlton Women (on loan)
Crystal Palace Women (on loan)

Position: Left Wing

Favourite thing about Pro2Pro:  I love seeing the kids develop and hearing about them implementing their new skills in their own games away from Pro2Pro. It reminds me of when I was younger and played purely for the love of football, we’ve created such a fun but professional place for the girls to come. I wish I had something like this when I was younger!

Fun fact: I made my England debut when I was 13 years old.

Elise ‘Drakes’ Hughes

Hometown: Village in North Wales

Playing career:
Everton Football Club
Charlton Athletic Women
Crystal Palace Women

Position: CF

Favourite thing about Pro2Pro: I love the fact that we can see ourselves in every single one of the girls that attend Pro2Pro. We became role models while our aim was to create opportunities for girls playing or starting football deserve. Pro2pro is unique, if girls want to be footballers then hopefully we can play a small part in that via coaching or showing there is a pathway because ‘if you can’t see it, you can’t be it’.

Fun fact: I learnt to Ski when I was 3

Jess ‘GK’ Gray

Hometown: Cambridge

Playing career:
Cambridge United
Chelsea u16s
London City Lionesses
Charlton Athletic Women

Position: Goalkeeper

Favourite thing about Pro2Pro: Coaching my mini GK union and helping them develop as players!

Fun fact: I can play 4 instruments.


Angela ‘A’ Addison

Hometown: Braintree Essex

Playing career:
Harlow Town Ladies
C&K Basildon Ladies
Tottenham Hotspur Women
Charlton Athletic Women

Position: Forward (LW)

Favourite thing about Pro2Pro: The atmosphere at every training session/meeting some amazing footballers who are excited and passionate to play.

Fun fact: I have a Twin sister called Therese Addison who is a manger of a men’s Team and I am the GK Coach for that Team (Cressing FC)

Taylor ‘Tays’ Bell

Hometown: Maidstone

Playing career:
West Kent boys team
Millwall girls U15
Charlton Women First Team

Position: Winger

Favourite thing about Pro2Pro: The good vibes and love for the girls and coaches

Fun fact: I played with boys until I was 15 years old.