Guiseley captain Hamza Bencherif often has his hands full with trying to lead – and that’s just in the dayjob now.

The former York City and Macclesfield Town man has spent almost the entirety of his playing career in England since joining Nottingham Forest as a teenager.




The Paris-born defender/midfielder now combines playing football with working as a teacher. As part of an in-depth conversation with this site, he explained:

“I’m involved in education, at a secondary school, so I do some teaching cover work in some schools across Nottinghamshire. Normally, I do French and PE, but because of the situation, I’m kind of covering for everything.

“I’ve been thrown sometimes in Year 11 psychology, or science, things like that! I also give a hand to the academy at Basford United, they’ve got a full-on academy with BTEC course.

“The manager there is Steve Chettle and the academy head is Josh Law, who I played with for a few years, so I go in and give them a hand and get a bit of experience.

“Sport’s been a big part of my life, but the other main interest that I’ve got is education. I love to find out in what way I can put a message across to someone, in a different way to what someone might have done when I was a child.

“When you were at school, some of the stuff didn’t get through to you because of the way it was put, so that’s one of my challenges.”

Read the full interview here


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