Nigel always wanted to be a footballer or a PE teacher and got the best of both worlds when he was offered a job as a football coach. He started coaching full time in 1994 for All Star Soccer Schools after gaining his F.A. Level 2 coaching badge in Middlesbrough. Nigel coached the representative team for All Star Soccer and had Michael Dawson in his team in 1995 which toured the USA.
1996 – started Nigel Carson Soccer Schools and in 1998 Nigel moved to Scarborough and started coaching the Scarborough Sixth Form third team.
A year later, Nigel moved up to the second team manager and took over as manager of Scarborough and District Schools under 11’s. Nigel continued his coaching development by taking his Level 3 (U.E.F.A. B) coaching badge in Hull.
2003 – Nigel was made Scarborough Sixth Form college 1st team manager.
2008 – Nigel became a scout for Hull City F.C and took the F.A Talent Identification Course.
He also took the F.A Age appropriate course for coaching 5-12 year olds.
2009 – Nigel took the brand new F.A Youth Award Module 1 and Module 2 and ran a development centre for Hull City F.C.
2010 – Nigel was one of only 24 coaches in the North of England to be chosen to take the F.A. Youth Award
Module 3. Nigel has also completed the FA Safeguarding Children course, FA Emergency aid course, FA child welfare officer course, FA Psychology in Football course and the FA mentoring adults course.
2011 – Nigel also now runs a Development Centre for the best under 9’s and 10’s in Scarborough.
2012 – Nigel is youth development for Scarborough Athletic Juniors, overseeing coach and player development for all six age groups.
2014 – Nigel was appointed as a Club Mentor for the FA.