May 27, 2024

James Brayne has joined Charlton Athletic’s coaching staff as the Individual Development Coach, a role that emphasizes refining players’ skills on an individual basis. Drawing from his extensive experience, particularly at Birmingham City’s academy where he served in various capacities, including as Head of Coaching and Player Development U15-U21, Brayne aims to replicate his success in nurturing talent at Charlton.

James Brayne joins Charlton coaching staff | Charlton Athletic Football Club

In his new role, Brayne will focus on honing the abilities of academy players for transition into the senior team and assisting first-team players in enhancing specific aspects of their game. His tenure at Birmingham City saw notable achievements, including overseeing the development of players like Jude Bellingham, now a prominent figure in European football.

Brayne expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity at Charlton, citing the club’s rich history in youth development and positive interactions with the coaching staff. Technical Director Andy Scott highlighted Brayne’s track record in player development and emphasized his role in bridging the gap between the academy and the first team. Brayne’s appointment reflects Charlton’s commitment to nurturing talent and ensuring the holistic development of their players.

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