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Talented young Darwen coach aims for the top
5:28pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in Sport
TAOME Caville wants to make a name for herself in football and, after winning a prestigious national award, she is going about it the right way.
The 16-year-old from Darwen was named young volunteer of the year at a glitzy ceremony at the recent FA Community Awards.
Now Taome, who has been a coach and volunteer for nearly three years, wants to use her award to take her to the next level and then to the top.
The hard-working coaches at Blackburn Sports Community Club and also St James Primary School.
She has recently started a PE technician apprenticeship at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy.
Taome first started coaching at Darwen Rangers who were named community club of the year at the same awards.
She has completed her Junior Football Organisers course, is a qualified referee, attends Lancashire FA coaching camps and also works with disabled footballers.
But despite all the hard work, Taome admits the award was a shock.
“I wasn’t expecting to win so I was over-excited and wanted to tell everyone,” said Taome who also plays for Blackburn Sports Community Club U17s.
“There were lots of famous people there and lots of others who deserved to win so it was it was a complete shock.”
Taome now wants to started climbing the coaching ladder. Her aim is to sit her Level Two coaching badge next year and eventually work towards a UEFA B Licence.
“I want to go as far as I can and this award has really give me that boost.”
“I absolutely love what I do and I really enjoy coaching youngsters and helping them.
“But I love to play football as well,” added the central midfielder. “It would be hard to choose between the two.”
Taome believes Team GB’s exploits at London 2012 has helped raise the profile of women’s football and she is hoping that she could one day emaulate the Hope Powell, the England Ladies manager who also took charge of the Olympic team.
“It would be great if I could make a name for myself in football and if I could get to the very top.
“My aim would be work professionally at an Academy then maybe go on and coach or perhaps manager at the highest level.
“The Olympics really helped raise the profile of women’s game and that can only be good for the future.”
Taome was not only delighted for her award but for that achieved by Darwen Rangers as well – the club where she started and where her dad Neill did so much before leaving the club earlier this year.
“For Darwen to win two awards is incredible. I am really happy for Darwen Rangers because that is where I started and my dad was also heavily involved.
“But the two awards has really put Darwen on the map.”
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