Soccer60 Podcast Episode 5: Simon Motyka
This week, we talk to Coach Simon Motyka about changing careers to follow a lifelong passion, adapting coaching to players at different levels of development, and travelling across the world in search of new challenges and opportunities.
Following a playing career in non-league football, Simon entered the world of work as an engineer before making the decision to return to football as a coach. After earning his coaching badges in the UK, he set his sights on furthering his career overseas – a decision that led him first to Malaysia, then to Kuwait, and now back to Malaysia.
Meet the Hosts
Soccer60 is hosted every week by Henry Choo and Andy Johnston. With Little League Soccer from almost the very beginning, Andy started as a coach with the company and has overseen the academy’s growth to 4 training centres across the Klang Valley and the introduction of the FC Kuala Lumpur elite programme.
Now managing director of Little League Soccer Malaysia, Andy is a former youth player for Southampton FC and has been coaching professionally for almost 20 years.
In Soccer60, Andy will provide insight into Little League’s ongoing projects, future ideas and coaching philiosophies while also quizzing guests on their coaching history and what makes them tick.
Soccer60 is anchored by Little League Soccer marketing manager and part-time stand-up comedian Henry Choo. Holding a bachelors degree in Mass Communication from the University of Hereford, Henry is in charge of much of the media produced by Little League and FC Kuala Lumpur.
As comfortable behind the mic as anyone, Henry will bring his sense of humour to the show in an attempt to draw the best stories, experiences and opinions from each week’s special guests.