John has a great passion for football as a former Director and Vice Chairman to Brighton & Hove Albion FC. He has recently had great success introducing mind techniques and training to footballers and coaches in Ireland, South Africa and Thailand.
John offers coaching and models for football clubs to help improve performance, confidence, reduce injuries and improve relationships within the club, its supporters and media.
Football and The Mind
“It was a delight to have John join us at Sligo Rovers FC, I certainly enjoyed his company and continue to marvel at his teachings and still utilise his services. So many players and staff at Sligo Rovers mentioned how much they enjoyed meeting John and having him around the Club. He has had a hugely positive effect on so many people here at the club
If you don't yet work with a mind coach I recommend you consider starting now and I can highly recommend John Campbell who has been an inspiration to me personally and to many others!”
Gary Stevens, Ex Spurs, Portsmouth, Brighton & England
UEFA Pro Licence Coach
“I first came across John Campbell when I played professional football with Sligo Rovers FC, in the Republic of Ireland. We were introduced to John as a squad by Manager & Assistant at the time Ian Baraclough & Gary Stevens.
I found the work that John provided on a 1-1 was in particular a benefit to myself, he came in to the club at the time of our Champions League game with Molde & our FAI Cup Final game v Drogheda United at the Aviva stadium Dublin.
Some of the tools John provided mentally were just fantastic. And I found these very useful to myself especially going into such big games. I remember using some of the visualisation tools provided going into the two games. I remember John talking to me privately about scoring the winning goal in the Cup Final and how I would react/feel celebrating it. I visualised the game over and over again and the feelings were just surreal thinking what if I did score the winning goal, and we won the trophy. The week before the game itself at the Aviva I dreamt on 2 separate occasions about scoring the winning goal, I had conversations with John up to the day of the game and to this day still use the skills provided.
What happened in the Cup Final?....We won the game 3-2 I scored the winner exactly as John and I had visualised together.
The scoring went: 1-0 Drogheda, We made a substitute Danny North came on and scored with his first touch 1-1 in around 80th minute, then went 2-1 to Sligo. Danny North again in 85th minute. Drogheda equalised 2-2 in 92nd minute...and what happened next straight after kick off was something I'd dreamt about and visualised with John going into the game. 94th minute I scored a half volley on the turn into the top corner in front of the Sligo fans and celebrated as I had visualised it. It was just as though it had already happened and the emotions tears of joy was just something I'll always remember.
Anyone wanting to use John to exercise their thoughts and mental state he's someone I would most definitely recommend without hesitation. John has helped me in so many different ways mentally not only with football but in my private life also, John also sends out a free positive ‘Thought For The Day’ on emails and I find this very positive going into the day. To this day I still use John moving forward.”
Anthony Elding – Professional Footballer
“After my first session with John I felt that I was flying. The new insights and knowledge I gained lifted my spirits and deepened my understanding of how this teaching can be of great use to coaches and players at all levels. John’s teachings are so beyond anything I’ve experienced before - and so simple to understand. They will improve every area of my life"
Louis Carey – UEFA Licensed Coach, Ex Bristol City FC
"John Campbell is an inspiration to everyone he meets. I have not come across anyone as gentle, yet so strong; he has a wonderful gift for putting people at ease. John is an exceptional speaker, motivator and mentor and his positive energy is infectious. Selfless and passionate about his work, he is a fantastic example of how conscious thinking can take you to new heights, regardless of what you may have done in your past. John's work will bring so much to those fortunate enough to meet him on their path in life."
R Millard, UEFA 'A' Licensed Football Coach, (Director of Football Cumnor House School and former Manchester United Academy Coach)
“John’s positive drive and understanding has given me invaluable insights into my relationships and also in my work as a professional footballer. Through his courage, knowledge and wisdom I have achieved so much. Thank you John; you’re a very special person”.