Benjamin Costello

  • Manager of Sports Operations
  • Oct 14, 2019
Part time Football

Personal Summary

Creative, innovative, highly intelligent, analytical and logical - I have a wide range of abilities and have developed numerous skills to the highest professional standard.

With an exemplary academic record and professional experience that has consistently demonstrated my abilities due to rapid promotions each time, I am suited to a wide number of roles.


Certificate in Professional Practice - Architecture

Dual Masters in Architecture & Town Planning (2006)

Bachelors Degree in Architecture (2003)

A Levels; Grade A in Design, English, Maths & Physics (2000)

GCSE; 5 Grade A* and 4 Grade A (1998)

FA Coaching in Football Level 2 (July 2016)

FA Coaching in Football Level 1 (August 2009)

FA Psychology in Football Level 1 (February 2016)

LMA Culture of Excellence


Architects Registration Board (ARB)

FA Licensed Coach (including enhanced DBS & First Aid)


Current; professional consultant in sports design & youth football development

2013-2015; Manager of Sports Operations at ESF SPORTS in Hong Kong

2012-2013; Project Manager at Peter Silling & Associates in Hong Kong

2006-2012; Architect & Director at AA Design Ltd in Sheffield

2003-2004; Architectural Assistant at Waring & Netts in Newcastle


U17 Coach at Worplesdon Rangers FC (Present)

Chelsea FC Foundation Coach (Feb. 2016-April 2016)

ESF Lionesses U18s (Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2015)

ESF Lions U10/11s (Sept. 2012 - July 2014)

Sheffield Wednesday Community U6/U7s (Sept. 2009 - April 2012)


Full clean British driving license

Wide range of IT; Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Apple Suite (Pages, Keynote etc.), Web design, video production, various other apps and programmes.


Aside from football in general, I am a keen sports photographer, and have a special interest in all matters of design in sport especially with regards to facilities.

Work Experience

Manager of Sports Operations
Oct 2013 - Oct 2015 ESF Educational Services Ltd (ESF SPORTS)

Working as second to the Director of Sport at Hong Kong's largest and most successful commercial youth sports provider.

Now relocated back home to the UK.


MArch (Hons)
Oct 2004 - Oct 2006 University of Sheffield
BA (Hons)
Feb 2000 - Oct 2003 University of Sheffield
A Levels
Oct 1998 - Oct 2000 Scarborough 6th Form College