The Pro 11 Coaches
Peter Mountford is an ex-professional footballer who played for Norwich City, Charlton Athletic, Swansea and Leyton Orient. His father also played professionally which inspired Peter to achieve his dreams of playing football as a profession. He made his Norwich City debut against Chelsea FC in 1982. After 5 years at Norwich City, Peter moved to Charlton Athletic in 1983, scoring on his debut with a superb left-footed volley.
Peter was a combative and determined midfielder, never afraid of putting in a strong tackle, qualities that served him well during his time at Leyton Orient, for whom he scored 2 goals before leaving the Club in 1985.
Peter's career was also blighted by injuries. After being hailed as an excellent prospect at the age of 17, he was rewarded with a 4 year contract at Norwich City on his 18th birthday. Peter scored a fine goal soon after that but then broke his leg in the very same game, the injury putting paid to his First Team chances for the next 3 years. Five years later, in 1983, Peter broke his other leg, the injury putting him out for most of that Season with Charlton Athletic.
Pete's wealth of experience and eye for talent has led him into coaching. He has worked at Charlton Athletic and has completed the FA Youth Module qualification. Pete's ability to understand players and create the perfect environment will be of great benefit to Pro11. Pete Believes that 'Talent is nothing without commitment, hard work and dedication'.
Lawrence Mentesh is a former player/manager with 10 years of experience in Spanish Local Leagues.
He has proved his versatility as a player in every position on the pitch, from goalkeeper to striker, including defence and midfield. His understanding of the Game and his total commitment and dedication to the sport sets him apart from many of his peers and his ability to deal with all types of players and personalities is a real asset to Pro 11.
Lawrence also has a firm grounding in many other sports including Athletics, Tennis and Powerlifting, having represented Great Britain at two World and European Powerlifting Championships at Junior level. Lawrence firmly believes that all sports are character building and help individuals to push themselves well beyond their comfort zone in all areas of life.
Lawrence is still a keen fitness fanatic and his appreciation of a healthy diet and life-style coupled with intelligent exercise regimes has helped him to maintain a good physical edge. Lawrence is keen to pass on this knowledge to the younger players to enable them to build the best foundations possible.
Costa Vodita is a former professional footballer who played for several Romanian League teams and also the Romanian National Team.
Costa achieved his UEFA B Licence Coaching Qualification with the Romanian Football Federation in 2011.
He is also a fully qualified sports physiotherapist.