A cracking team of 50 BT colleagues, hand-picked from around the business. Passionate about football, digital skills, women in sport and supporting people with disabilities; the 4-3-3 Squad will help us lead the charge over the next five years.

The 4-3-3 Squad

When it comes to connecting people through the power of football to each other; to the digital skills they need to flourish and to the volunteering opportunities that exist through local sport – there’s none more passionate than those in our 4-3-3 Squad.  The face of BT’s FA Home Nations partnership, they’re committed to changing lives through the transformative power of football.  Here’s a snapshot of a few of our Squad:

Andrea Kilgour

Local club - Liverpool FC
Interests - Para and special ability community football
Skills - Loud, very loud.  Solid side line supporter
Favourite player - Kenny Dalglish
Key facts - Andrea Kilgour, is a loyal Liverpool supporter.  She’s also a committed fundraiser for both national and local causes and is passionate about introducing the transformative power of football to a wider section of communities – especially people with emotional and physical needs.

Charlie Sizer

Local club - Hull City FC
Interests - Getting more girls and women into football
Skills - Mentoring / community outreach
Favourite player - Kelly Smith.  England’s greatest female player.
Key facts - Charlie Sizer, is a dedicated supporter of women’s football.  Her ambition is to play a key role in the pathways at grassroots for young girls in football, providing them with the opportunities that she didn’t have growing up, and to create role models for them to aspire to. ‘Football is a universal language across the world, if we achieve greater equality in football, we will inspire equality across all other areas of society too,’ she says.

Allan MacMillan

Local club - Rangers
Interests - Grass roots football and a love and passion for the game
Skills - Drive to help people achieve their dreams
Favourite player - Davie Cooper – genius 
Key facts - Allan MacMillan has a love and passion for the game of football which has been further enhanced watching and coaching his two sons develop technically into brilliant young football players. Allan delivers BT Workready courses to young people all over the country and helps them identify aspirations and ultimately land their dream job. He brings to the squad a drive to help others believe in themselves and achieve their dreams.

Casey Cucciniello

Local club – Penarth Wanderers Vets
Interests - Youth mentoring / sport technology
Skills - Amateur player / super fan / volunteer
Favourite player - Ronaldo (Brazilian).  Total legend.
Key facts - Proud Welsh Italian, Casey Cucciniello, is passionate about three things: football (and rugby) – it’s in his genes; the technology behind the game and giving back to his local community through youth mentoring. So, it’s no surprise that when the opportunity arose to reach even more people through the power of football as a 4-3-3 Squad founding member – he was first in line.

The FA Playmaker
The FA Playmaker

Building an army of FA Playmakers at BT

As the face of BT’s FA Home Nations partnership and 4-3-3 Game Plan, our 4-3-3 Squad has been busy recruiting colleagues to provide the first 1,000 FA Playmakers from within BT to help create a larger, more diverse and confident volunteer workforce ready to grow and support grassroots football and bring people back together when it’s safe to do so.

Making football happen

John Palmer is a Help Tech Expert and one of our 50 x 4-3-3 Squad Founding Members. John has been heavily involved in grass roots football for the past 12 years as vice chair for Syston Town Juniors FC in Leicester where he co-manages and coaches the U8s Warriors with his 19 year old son Zak.  John has been busy signing up colleagues as FA Playmakers across the summer.  And newly qualified FA Playmaker, Dale Harris, from BT Leicester Live Connections now helps out as a volunteer coach with the U11s girls at John’s local club in Syston. 

John Palmer
John Palmer

Local clubs like Syston are crying out for volunteers. Our U11s girls’ team might not have become a reality if Dale hadn’t stepped forward to assist club coach Dave with this fledgling team. In just three weeks, Dale is already a hit with the team and fellow volunteers at the club and has successfully run his first match.

John Palmer

I used to do a bit of football coaching back in college and I’ve been wanting to get back into it for a while. The FA Playmaker course gave me the entry level skills I needed and the confidence to get stuck in at Syston FC. John has been a brilliant support in helping me settle in at the club. So too has my line manager who’s agreed to a flexible shift to allow me to get to practice sessions with the girls every Wednesday at 4pm.

Dale Harris