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.

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!

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.

Chris

Chris started his coaching journey with an established playing career. He has played for clubs such as Arsenal, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton and Reading to name but a few.

Having his career cut short due to injury has led Chris to move into coaching, of which he has over 15 years’ experience in various roles and countries such as Ghana, Ivory Coast, Spain and Italy.

Chris’s relentless passion for coaching and developing young footballers and his experience has led him to work with many football clubs and organisations including Chelsea, QPR and Wycombe Wanderers, with him now enjoying his role as a Primary School PE Teacher. Chris joined the GSFC coaching team in 2020 and has enjoyed every minute.

Some of Chris’s sports related qualifications:

  • Football Coaching – F.A Level One
  • Football Coaching – F.A Level Two
  • Cricket Coaching – ECB level Two
  • Psychology for Sport – F.A Level One
  • Talent I.D – F.A Award
  • Behaviour Management – F.A Award
  • Coaching Blind Footballers – F.A Award
  • Sports Coaching Diploma (Rugby, Football, Tennis, Basketball, cricket)
  • First Aid – FA certification
  • Safeguarding – FA Certification

Tony

Tony is a PE Teacher and Multi sports coach with over 35 years’ experience in professional football.Clubs include: Chelsea, QPR, Southampton, Wycombe Wanderers, Reading, Fulham and AFC Wimbledon, Working with Trusts, coaching and managing at both 1st team senior level as well as Youth Academy.

Women’s Senior Football
In Senior Women’s Football Tony was 1st Team Coach and part of the senior management team at QPR Ladies that won the league cup and achieved promotion to the Women’s Premiership for the first time in its history, he went on to manage the 1st Teams at Reading Women, Slough Town and AFC Wimbledon.

International Football
It was in 2008 when gaining success with QPR Ladies that the first opportunity of working with an International team presented itself. The South Korean Women’s National Team were on tour and in London, and Tony took them for a period of several weeks’ intensive training at the Linford Christie Stadium in Shepherds Bush. He also Managed Reading Women in an enthralling game against the USA World Champions in 2010.

Professional Non-League
In the 2002-2003 season Tony was part of the senior coaching staff at Farnborough Town in the National Conference (now the National League) as well as reserve team manager, during their near promotion into the EFL and heroic march in the FA Cup culminating in an epic 4th round tie against Arsenal at Highbury. He has also Coached and managed in Combined Counties Premier.

Grass Routes

At Grass route level Tony has coached and managed at various clubs at youth level, winning both the Northeast Hampshire league premier division and Surrey League. He went on to Manage as Northeast Hants Representative Manager winning the Hampshire Cup in 2000.

Sports related Qualifications:

  • UEFA B Coaching Licence
  • FA Youth Coaching Licence
  • SAQ for Soccer
  • FA Sports Psychology for soccer
  • Child Psychology Diploma
  • Sports Nutrition Diploma
  • Sports Coaching Diploma