Akin Lord joined Basingstoke Town as an Academy coach in July 2016. Akin is a UEFA B Licensed coach and BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching graduate, completing his undergraduate degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. Akin is currently studying a part time masters in Athletic Development and Peak Performance at Southampton Solent University.
At 24, Akin is an ambitious young coach and has spent the past 3 years working within the highly regarded Coerver Coaching programme. Akin also enjoyed spells working at Chesterfield FC, Farnborough FC and The FA Skills.
Akin enjoyed relative success in his playing career, playing for a number of professional and semi-professional football clubs including:
- Kidderminster Harriers FC
- AFC Wimbledon
- Staines Town FC
- Kingstonians FC
- Fulham FC
- Wimbledon FC
He also played and coached at Leeds Metropolitan University, where the football programme is ranked 2nd in the British Universities and College Sports standings.
First team coach at Basingstoke.