Guildford, Surrey, UK

Meet our Professional Coaches

Kevin Wilson – Head Coach

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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 last year where he assisted our current coaching staff as part of his level 2 course in order to gain experience and deliver coaching sessions. His level of professionalism and ability to build rapport with the players has led to him now taking on the responsibility of Head Coach for several teams. Here is a summary of Mike’s experience and qualifications:

  • FA Level 1 Coaching Football
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Football
  • FA Level 1 Goalkeeping
  • FA Youth Award Module 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

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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 (In view)
  • FA Level 1 Talent Identification
  • FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certified