Michael Rainey

Opposition Analyst

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
Highly ambitious and driven Football Analyst and Football Association qualified Coach who has cultivated a portfolio of achievements and experience within both of these sectors through roles in Northern Ireland and England.

Proactive professional who can operate as a key member of a multi-disciplined coaching and management team, either in an analysis or coaching capacity. Proficient in opposition analysis with Larne FC and skilled in use of analysis software.

Dedicated Coach who is adept at designing coaching programmes to enhance the player development process and who remains committed to Continuous Professional Development through attainment Masters in Football Coaching and Analysis.
Michael Rainey

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • : MSc Football Coaching and Analysis


    MSc Football Coaching and Analysis
    2021

  • : Introduction to Football Analytics


    Introduction to Football Analytics
    2021

  • : Excel for Football Analytics


    Excel for Football Analytics
    2021

  • The Football Association: FA Level 2 Coaching

    The Football Association
    FA Level 2 Coaching
    2021

  • : PFSA Level 2 in Talent Identifcation


    PFSA Level 2 in Talent Identifcation
    2020

  • : PFSA Level 3 in Advanced Reporting


    PFSA Level 3 in Advanced Reporting
    2020

  • : PFSA Level 2 in Opposition Analysis


    PFSA Level 2 in Opposition Analysis
    2020

  • Belfast Metropolitan College: BTEC Ext. Diploma Sports Coaching, Dev & Fitness

    Belfast Metropolitan College
    BTEC Ext. Diploma Sports Coaching, Dev & Fitness
    2015

Career History

  • Future Gym Sports

    Future Gym Sports
    Football Coach
    2020 – Present

  • Larne Football Club

    Larne Football Club
    Opposition Analyst
    2020 – Present

  • PSA Pro Sport Academy

    PSA Pro Sport Academy
    Head Coach
    2019 – 2020

  • Heron Junior Football Club

    Heron Junior Football Club
    Assistant Coach
    2016 – 2017

  • TW Sports

    TW Sports
    Voluntary Coach
    2012 – 2012

Key Achievements

  • County Antrim Shield Winner 2020/21
  • 3 Players signed by Premier League academies
  • Multiple individual awards while playing for Glentoran Academy

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