Originally from Portsmouth England, my football background illustrates diverse experience in coaching, managing and organizing youth programs in club and provincial settings in Europe, North America and Asia.
As the Regional Technical Director for Soccer Cape Breton, my role was to design and oversee the technical programs and development of coaches ensuring that all players and coaches are provided with sufficient opportunities to improve their skills and achieve their highest potential.
This senior leadership position emphasized player development.
The role ensured the Cape Breton Districts commitment towards the development of its players and coaches remain aligned with the principles of Soccer Nova Scotia, Canada Soccer and Long Term Player Development.
Since starting UKCoach-China I have designed and delivered successful football programs to schools and clubs in Shanghai.
As an ESL School Football Coach my role was to deliver on field and in class challenging and fun football lessons in English to students grades 1 to 10 at Chinese schools in Shanghai, provide after school interest clubs and prepare School team for competitions.
As a Scout, assessing the games of upcoming opponents, producing reports of the team and individual players to identify the relative tactical threats and weaknesses in the opposition.
I am also experienced with game analysis, using video editing software and Longo-Match to capture and tag key elements of games for presentations and tactical meetings.
During the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 I worked with the Canadian Women’s National team in video capturing for opposition analysis.
In previous positions, my role was to design and oversee the technical programs and development of coaches ensuring that all players and coaches are provided with sufficient opportunities to improve their skills and achieve their highest potential.
As the technical lead, I was also very hands on with the coaching staff and players, leading the Regional Development program training sessions and mentoring coaches.
I have excellent communication and computer skills, having worked in a technical and managerial I.T environment for the past 27 years as well as being involved in the management of many high profile technical projects in Europe and North America.
During my professional life, I have also held many positions of responsibility including that of a Detachment Commander while serving in Germany, UK and the Former Yugoslavia (Bosnia) with the British Army, and as the UK Field Manager to a Telecommunications Installation company.
As the Technical Director of UKCoach in Canada and China, I provided a multitude of football/soccer services to clubs, organisations and individuals.
Duties and responsibilities include but not limit to:
As Development Director of Canadian Operations, I was responsible for introducing clubs in Canada to the product and services provided by ALL PRO.
ALL PRO Educate USA is a service design to help student athletes obtain academic and sporting scholarships to universities in the USA.
ALL PRO Sports tours are custom designed tours for clubs and players at locations around the world.
ALL PRO camps provide team and individual camps at clubs and at the ALL PRO HQ in Waterville ME.
As well as providing the Educate USA seminars, Sports Tours and Camps, I designed and introduced a Futsal program for students in grades 4-9 at schools in the Cape Breton region.
As Regional Technical Director, I was responsible for leading the daily technical operations, coach education development and player development programs for the region and all 9 soccer clubs.
Additionally, the RTD ensured that the region’s strategic plan and soccer philosophy is implemented in all existing and new programs.
As RTD I was expected to play a dynamic leadership role including, but not limited to, the following areas:
As Coordinator of Competitions, Operations & Service I have had the opportunity to be hands on with every aspect of the Soccer New Brunswick organization.
My primary responsibilities include the coordination and delivery of quality SNB services in the area of competition including but not limited to: