UEFA Licensed Football Coach
- Date Joined: 30th August 2016
Current Technical Director of the UAE FA’s U13 and U15 squads and is a former SFA Head Coach of elite players at Development and Regional level, with a proven record in engaging with players and enabling them to fulfil their potential in line with the technical, tactical and physical requirements of the modern game.
Combines roles in football with extensive experience as a PE teacher, developing exceptional communication, organisation and planning skills as well as the capacity to provide individualised learning both on and off the field to support players.
Now keen to apply this experience and broad skill set to a challenging new coaching position that provides scope for further growth and the opportunity to have a tangible impact in the progression of talented football players.
Level 4 Youth Award
Level 3 Coaching in the Game
Scottish Football Association
Children Level 1.1 - 1.3 Certificates
Technical Director - U13 & 15 Girls Development Squads
2018 – Present
PSG Academy Dubai
U16 Elite Head Coach
2017 – 2017
EIS Pearl Qatar
First Team Coach
2014 – 2017
Newton Football Academy
2013 – 2017
Alba FC & Scottish Expatriates
2011 – 2014
City of Edinburgh Council
SFA Head Coach
2005 – 2009
2003 – 2004
2002 – 2002
- Finished second in the QAL with EIS Pearl Qatar, narrowly missing out on the league title on the last day of the season
- Won the Qatar International Amateur Football League title and cup double in 2013 with Alba FC, losing on one game throughout the entire season
- Ensured that Boroughmuir Thistle Ladies secured their place in their very first SWPL campaign following promotion the previous season by playing an attractive and progressive style of football
- Won the annual Expatriate Scotland vs England game in 2013 as Manager of the Scotland team
- Developed the entire coaching structure for the Newton Football Academy, which fosters a guided discovery learning model that prioritises technical and game intelligence in all players. Several players have now moved to professional clubs in Qatar.