Mark Wood

Head of Youth Development. Stirling Albion FC

  • Date Joined: 6th June 2017
A success-driven coach who is looking to secure a full-time role in elite youth development or make the step into the senior game,
having made a tangible impact on the progressive training and holistic development of elite academy and youth players within
various high-performance environments.

With a track record managing Stirling Albion’s Youth Academy and coaching SFA regional squads, develops tailored coaching
curriculums in line with individual needs while cultivating a supportive environment that nurtures talent and natural skill.

One who builds and maintains a strong rapport with players and staff, and utilises this to gain the buy-in of collective squads. Leads
all aspects of team management, from talent ID and player recruitment, to coach education and programme design.
Mark  Wood


  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • SFA: Scouting Certificate

    Scouting Certificate

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • UEFA: Elite Youth A Licence

    Elite Youth A Licence

Career History

  • Stirling Albion FC

    Stirling Albion FC
    Head of Youth (Coaching)
    2015 – Present

  • Stirling Albion FC

    Stirling Albion FC
    U17s Coach
    2015 – Present

  • Scottish Football Association

    Scottish Football Association
    U16s Lead Coach - Girls Regional Squad
    2015 – 2016

  • Thistle Weir Youth Academy

    Thistle Weir Youth Academy
    U14s Lead Academy Coach
    2014 – 2015

  • Scottish Football Association

    Scottish Football Association
    U14s Lead Coach - Girls Regional Squad
    2013 – 2015

  • Stirling Albion FC

    Stirling Albion FC
    U13s, U14s & U15s Lead Academy Coach
    2011 – 2014

  • Waterlooville FC

    Waterlooville FC
    1989 – 1991

  • Petersfield United FC

    Petersfield United FC
    1983 – 1988

Key Achievements

  • Contributed to the development of 10 elite youth U17 players who have progressed into Stirling Albion’s U20 squad in the first two seasons as Head of Youth Coaching, with three of these players now making their first team debuts
  • Coached 13 girls at regional level who have now represented Scotland at their respective national youth age groups, including Sam Kerr who has captained her country at U17 level
  • Callumn Morrison (U14s) now Hearts U20s and represented Scotland youth, Ally Roy (U17s) now Hearts U20s, Connor McLaren (U14s) now Montrose first team & represented St Johnstone U20s & Scotland youth & Greg Hurst (U17s) now St Johnstone first team

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