"Courage doesn't always roar...sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying...'I will try again tomorrow' "





Roddy Maughan

Murdo Steven




Date of Birth




Leith, Edinburgh

Dunbeath (tiny village in the north of Scotland)


Irn-Bru, Wine Gums, Summer Sun, Christmas and Match of the Day.

Family and friends, power naps, CD shopping, look a like spotting, chocolate peanuts and Australia.


Laziness, Bad Manners, Poor Attitude, Politics and Cricket!

Bad driving (especially failure to indicate), media scare-mongering, simple manners (they are free people!), Xfactor, and baked beans.

Team Supported

Hibernian FC

Glasgow Rangers

Earliest Memory

Going along to games with my Dad, aged 5, duffel coat, woolly hat, scarf, gloves, pockets full of sweets, middle of winter but mesmerised by the whole occasion.

Footballing-wise getting my first football, a fly away from woolies; non-football was sitting listening to my parents' record collection with massive head phones on which ranged from the Quo to Postman Pat!

Footballing Heroes

Paul Gascoigne. What a talent.

Super Ally...McCoist not Mitchell

Greatest Game Ever

Tough one...going for Liverpool V AC Milan, European Cup Final 2005. Italian teams just don't lose 3-0 leads! Unbelievable night. Sadly I was at neither, but Man Utds Champions League final win against Bayern Munich in 99, 1-0 down with minutes to go, then 2 goals from the super subs Teddy and Ole Gunnar, and the second game was Rangers 3-2 win against Celtic in the 2002 Scottish Cup final -thriller!
Greatest Goal Ever
Maradona V England. Mexico '86. Never Forgotten it. Coisty's strike for Scotland against Switzerland at Euro '96,outside the 18 yard box.
Greatest Player Ever
Maradona? Messi? Maradona? Messi?...I'll go Messi. Just! Zinedine Zidane
Greatest Manager Ever
Some true greats of the past, but in my time...Alex Ferguson. Nobody will ever manage a club for that length of time again. Legend. Jose Mourinho
Greatest Team Ever
Too many to mention...Man Utd's treble winners of 1999 and Arsenal's invincibles of 2004 were both special but the current Barcelona and Spain teams will never be beaten. A coaches dream. Growing up, I loved the early 90's AC Milan team with Baresi, Maldini and co.
Greatest Stadium Ever
Nou Camp Barcelona. Special place with special history. Unique. Firhill
Greatest Boots Ever
Puma King Originals Easy - Puma Kings, a real classic.
Greatest Strip Ever
I'm old school! Love traditional and retro...for me it's the Scotland Jersey of Mexico '86! Navy top, white 'short' shorts with navy band and red socks. Class! The Rangers home strip from the late 80s with the different shades of tiny squares through it with the button neck. Umbro at its best.
Best Thing About Matchday
Walking to the game. You can't beat the buzz around the ground and the sound of the turnstyles. The way total strangers come together and are as one for an hour and a half.
Worst Thing About Matchday
Losing! And the long walk home! Needing the toilet and you're 10 seats into your row. "Cheers, Thank you, Cheers, Thanks, Cheers"
Best Thing About Playing
3pm Saturday. The changing room spirit and the team togetherness. The satisfaction of putting your all into your performance, win, lose or draw.
Worst Thing About Playing
Being injured. Its a lonely old place! Opponents that take themselves too seriously - it's got to be enjoyed.
Best Thing About Coaching
Working with kids. Getting the opportunity to make a difference through playing football. Its a fantastic responsibility to have and one which I thoroughly enjoy. I love all that comes with the job. Meeting new people, watching them develop and grow in so many areas, learning every day and the fun - doesn't feel like a job.
Worst Thing About Coaching
The 'Win at all Costs' mentality of other coaches within the game. The game can never lose its enjoyment. Coaching outside in the winter with no hat or gloves!
Best Advice Given
"Treat every game like it's your last" My dad's favourite - "You won't know until you try"
Advice to Others
Never stop believing. Not just in football but in life. With enough belief and desire you can achieve absolutely anything. Whatever you do, no matter how big or small, give it 100%.
Future of Football

Summer football. Better weather and better pitches will only encourage more participation, either playing or supporting and allows the coaches a better environment in which to coach. Kids can play more often and for longer with the end result...fitter and healthier children playing and enjoying a game that they love.

Quality, not quantity when it comes to coaches, training facilities and people involved in the game.





Sunday 24th December 2017


That's us now officially on holiday and all weekly classes off until after the festive holiday period. We will resume from Monday 15th January onwards.

Thank you so much for all your amazing support this last year! It's thoroughly appreciated.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will see you all again in 2018!


Friday 21st July 2017


A massive thank you to all who attended our Summer Soccer Camps. They were brilliantly well attended and terrific fun throughout! We really appreciate it. We really hope you all enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you at another Camp soon! Please note that October Camp bookings are already being taken. Please ask for further details.


Wednesday 12th July 2017


We were absolutely thrilled to have been able to recently purchase a defibrillator on the back of what was such an amazing charity day last month! A day in which we managed to raise a fantastic total of  877.45! Thanks again to everyone who very kindly made it possible. You're an amazing bunch!


Saturday 1st July 2017


All weekly classes are now off until after the holiday.

Our normal timetable will resume from Monday 21st of August onwards.

Unless you are signed up to attend any of our Summer soccer camps in which case we will see you in the next 3 weeks.

For any further enquiries regarding our classes or camps please do get in touch. Happy holidays!


Wednesday 10th May 2017


Football Themed Family Fun!

Please come and join us on Sunday 11th June between 2-4pm at Pilrig Park School. All proceeds will go towards helping us buy a defibrillator. All support will be gratefully appreciated! We hope to see you there!


Friday 14th April 2017


A massive thank you to everyone who attended our Easter soccer camps! They were brilliantly attended and terrific fun throughout.

Thanks so much to all the grown ups for bringing your child along each day. We hope your child had a great time! Please see our 'Holiday Camps' page for details of our next camps in the Summer.



















































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