Gareth Davies

Football Development Manager

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
A highly motivated and enthusiastic football coach with a track record of success, a dynamic coaching style and a strong work ethic. Gained experience in coaching elite youth and adult teams in the UK, Asia and the Middle East, working with Huddersfield Town AFC Foundation, FC Kuala Lumpur and PSA Everton Football Academy in Kuwait. Thrives under pressure and brings high levels of energy and positivity to the training pitch and the dugout.

A conscientious and supportive leader who applies excellent organisational, motivational and communication skills to help players reach their full potential. Dedicated to continuous professional development on both team and personal levels, and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Sports Performance Coaching.

Additional Qualifications:

UEFA B Licence, SFA Physical Preparation Youth/Adult (2018), SFA Introduction to Talent Identification 1.1 (2020), SFA Children’s Wellbeing Certificate (2018), FA Level 1 Psychology Award(2016), PRINCE2 in Project Management (2014), FA Emergency First Aid (2014), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Celtic FC Coach Education Course Award (2015), FA Safeguarding Children (2014), Community Sports Leaders Award (CSLA) (2006)
Gareth Davies


  • Scottish Football Association: Mental Health in Scottish Football

    Scottish Football Association
    Mental Health in Scottish Football

  • University of Stirling: Masters in Performance Coaching

    University of Stirling
    Masters in Performance Coaching

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • Scottish Football Association: Physical Preparation

    Scottish Football Association
    Physical Preparation

  • SFA: Children’s Wellbeing

    Children’s Wellbeing

  • Northumbria University: BA (Hons) Leadership & Management

    Northumbria University
    BA (Hons) Leadership & Management

  • FA: FA Youth Module Level 1

    FA Youth Module Level 1

  • UEFA: C Licence

    C Licence

  • FA: 1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

    1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

  • Barnsley College: OCR Levels 2 & 3 National Certificates in Sport

    Barnsley College
    OCR Levels 2 & 3 National Certificates in Sport

Career History

  • Huddersfield Town AFC

    Huddersfield Town AFC
    Foundation Football Development Manager
    2020 – 2020

  • FC Kuala Lumpur

    FC Kuala Lumpur
    Technical Director
    2019 – 2020

  • FC Kuala Lumpur

    FC Kuala Lumpur
    Senior Head Coach
    2017 – 2020

  • Everton FC

    Everton FC
    Head Coach Kuwait
    2012 – 2017

Key Achievements

  • Won the McDonald’s Men’s international tournament with Everton FC Kuwait U19s
  • Won the Men’s Expat League in Kuwait with the Everton U19s twice
  • Completed season undefeated with the Everton U8s, winning all but 2 matches and drawing the other
  • Took the U14s from bottom of the league with 2 goals all season to finishing 2nd in the league with 5 goals in 2 games
  • Won the Kuala Lumpur Cup in the first year with U14s
  • Took the Everton U12s from mid-table to 2nd in the league
  • Featured on local BBC News channel Look North to represent Huddersfield Town AFC Foundation
  • The Soccer60 Podcast || Episode 7 || Coaching Coaches as a Youth Football Technical Director

    Little League Soccer Malaysia

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