Debbie Johnston celebrates the match winning goal to be crowned Scottish Champions.

Debbie Johnston celebrates the match winning goal to be crowned Scottish Champions.

Simon Ward is our Academy director.

Simon has been directing clubs, coaching teams and training staff in soccer for over 18 years.

Simon is highly qualified in both soccer and early year’s education. Anyone who has participated in any of his camps and classes will know they are innovative, informative and the most exciting soccer environment you will find.

He has a résumé that varies from special education and preschool teaching to Scottish University coach of the year. When he left the UK, he was the head coach of the Scottish University Champions.

With these experiences and everything in between, Simon’s SCOTTISH SOCCER ACADEMY will provide every individual or team, any age and any level, the chance to reach their highest potential.

Simon has coached at extremely high levels and has revolutionized grass roots soccer in many ways.

Below are a few of Simon’s competetive soccer highlights.

In Scotland

2009 Abertay University Women’s Soccer Coach

SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

UNIVERSITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

UNIVERSITY COACH OF THE YEAR

2007 Dundee University Men’s Soccer Coach

AMATEUR 1ST DIVISION CHAMPIONS

ALLIANCE PREMIER DIVISION CHAMPIONS

WALLACE CUP CHAMPIONS

Pro Clubs - Youth Coach

DUNDEE FC

DUNDEE UNITED FC

AYR UNITED FC

Scottish Football Association

3 YEARS FOOTBALL CO-ORDINATOR/FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.

When Simon is not coaching/watching/playing/talking about soccer he likes to play golf.

Simon is a fan of his home team Ayr United Football Club and his favorite player is Henrik Larsson.