This article was co-written with: david duquesnoy
I was five when I started playing football at Stade Béthunois. When I was ten I joined RC Lens and climbed up through the age categories there until I was 22. I won a French league title with Lens at the age of 14 and I played for France at U-15 and U-16 level.
I left Lens when I was 22 to go and play in the National (France's third division). In the meantime, I got my coaching badges.I worked as a coach with Lens' U-12 team and then I coached the Elite U-15 team in Belgium. I played for six years in Belgium's first and second divisions.
I ended my playing career with Tourcoing in CFA 2 (France's fifth division), while continuing to renew my coaching certificates and experience: state football licence, state sport for all licence, degree in mental preparation, master's in sophrology and relaxation, and specialist coaching experience. I've been coaching now for the last ten years.