Guildford, Surrey, UK

Meet our Professional Coaches

Kevin Wilson – Head Coach

kev-wilson

Kevin has been coaching for 21 years in both the UK and USA.  Kevin’s qualification include:

  • UEFA  B Licence
  • Youth Modules 1,2 and 3 Assessed (Specific to coaching 5-18 age bracket)
  • 2.1 BSc  (Hons) Degree Sports Coaching
  • Futsal level 1 and Level 2
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma (USA A license)
  • FA Level 4 Psychology
  • FA Coaching Disability and Mentoring Adults
  • Emergency  Aid and Safeguarding children.

Kevin has been with Guildford Saints FC for 5 years including 4 years as Director of Coaching. Kevin has previously managed several advanced training/Academy programmes including Elite Football and Ultimate Football Academy. He coached Liverpool John Moores ladies team to the National championship in 2003 and was Director of Coaching for an all Girls programme Pursuit Soccer Club in 1999.

Kevin is passionate about developing young players and providing them with a positive learning environment that enables ALL players to fulfil their potential.

Mike HorneMike Horne Coach

Michael has vast experience working gained over many years of coaching children across a variety of sports.  Mike’s qualifications include:

  • UEFA C Licence/Level 2
  • Youth Modules 1 and 2 (Specific to coaching 5-18 age bracket)
  • BSc (Hons) Degree Physical Education
  • USSF C Licence in Coaching
  • FA Coaching Disability  Football
  • Level I Fencing
  • Emergency Aid and Safeguarding children.

Michael has previously worked for various coaching organisations including being a Head Coach at Elite Football. He currently works full time in a Primary School teaching PE and also coaches several teams at GSFC (Boys, Disability and Ladies teams).

Michael’s philosophy to coaching is to provide each player with a high level of technical and tactical information that will allow them to improve their decision making within a game setting.

Mike PottMike Pott

Mike Pott joined the club in 2014 and has recently managed the latest group of U18s for the past 3 seasons whilst achieving the UEFA B certificate. He will manage this season’s U18s hoping to reach another cup final. Here is a summary of Mike’s experience and qualifications:

  • FA Level 1 Coaching Football
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Football
  • FA level 3 Coaching Football (UEFA B)
  • FA Level 1 Goalkeeping
  • FA Youth Module 1, 2, 3
  • FA Youth Award
  • FA Psychology Level 1
  • FA Talent ID Level 1
  • FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certified

Mike is a former Guildford Saints player of 9 years as well as having played a high level of BUSA University football for Sussex.

Ben Egbe

Ben

Ben joined the club early this year as a volunteer and has worked closely with the Head Coach on different projects to improve his delivery and understand how community and grassroots football really works. He has been involved in youth football in West and South Africa for over a decade. Here is a summary of Ben’s experience and qualifications:

  • FA Level 1 Coaching Football
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Football
  • FA Level 1 Talent Identification
  • FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certified

Peter S.

Peter has been coaching for the last 8 years. Peter’s qualification include:

  • UEFA C Licence
  • FA Level 1 and level 2 goalkeeper
  • FA level 1 Futsal
  • Emergency Aid and Safeguarding children

Peter joined Guildford Saints FC in the middle of the 18/19 season
and coaches at a number of clubs and schools in Surrey. Peter has
managed and coached sides from U8 though to U14 with his old club
winning the league and cup double with the U12’s
Peter is very keen that all players not only enjoy their football but but
try and something positive away from each session that they can use
in the context of a game. It’s about creating a great environment,
trying to play the game in the right way and hopefully if you do that, the results will come!

Man To Chiu

Man has been coaching for 1.5 years in both UK and Hong Kong, Man’s qualification include:

  • FA Level 2 Coaching
  • FA level 1 Coaching
  • Emergency Aid and Safeguarding

Man has worked with Asia Pacific Soccer Schools Hong Kong, and is now working with Guildford Saints FC. A fresher in coaching but passionate individual who wants to seek more challenges in coaching career.

Stuart Rayner

Stuart is an enthusiastic new coach just starting on his coaching pathway.  Stuart’s qualification include:

  • FA Level 1 Coaching Football
  • FA Level 1 Goalkeeping
  • FA Level 1 Psychology
  • FA Level 1 Talent Identification
  • FA Level 2 Emergency Aid (Due for completion prior to season start)
  • FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certified

Stuart joined Guildford Saints at start of 2013 season as a player for the PAN disability team. During this time, he has developed into a strong and highly respected player, last season captaining the side to a league title. Stuart now works alongside senior coaches in the club to provide specialised goalkeeper training for all teams, while continuing to play for the PAN team.
Stuart enjoys delivering the GK sessions as due to the smaller numbers they allow for more focused player development. Stuart is keen to ensure that all players feel like they are part of the club and enjoy their football.

Thierry

I was born in Cameroon, raised in France now living in England. I’ve played football in England at Non-League level in the Ryman league, Ryman division one South and in the combined counties league. I currently play for the Lingfieldvets.

Qualifications todate: currently in my second year of a 3 year BSC (Hons) degree in coaching for performance in football.

Other qualifications are:

  • FA level 3 in supporting the delivery of Physical education and school sports.
  • Level 3 in sports psychology.
  • FA level 1&2 in coaching football.
  • FA 1 level in talent identification.
  • FA safeguarding, Emergency First aid,  concussions.
  • Advanced Diploma in sport and exercise Nutrition.

Work experience: Crawley Town FC as a casual coach before being promoted as a Coordinator for the Premier league Kicks program.

Substitute PE Teacher at ACS international School in Cobham. During the football season I managed the junior varsity girls football team and the under 17’s boys development football team.

2 years ago I started Messi Soccer School, coaching boys and girls aged 5 to 12 years in South Godstone.

In 2019/2020 I joined the GSFC coaching team.

Graham Usher

Graham has been coaching football for 15 years. His qualifications include:

  • BA Hons Sports Management & Football Studies Degree
  • FA Level 2
  • NVQ Level 3 in Teaching Physical Education in Schools
  • Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children

Graham has previously spent the last 2 seasons working for Fulham Football Club and is currently working with Sutton United's U16's. He has also had success in the past setting up and running his own development academy which bridged the gap between grassroots and academy level.

Graham believes in providing a challenging learning environment for the children that allows them to grow and progress.

Milo Hart

FA Level 1 coach, 1st aid, Safeguarding.

My coaching career started as work experience at Woking Football Club, where I assisted
the U16s.

After a promotion at Woking I started coaching U9s still continuing with the U16s, which I am continue with next season. I enjoy coaching different age groups as each team challenges me in different ways.

During my 3 years at college I played football with Chelsea Foundation Academy, where I learnt from Academy coaches during training and matches.

Since college I have played at Woking Academy Football Club, which was a great challenge for me personally, playing at a great level, and learning from UEFA B Licensed Coaches.