Simon has been a coach for 19 years and took over the full-time running of Select Soccer two years and has been responsible for its huge expansion. He’s particularly proud of their Coaching Development Programme where Select Soccer funds aspiring coaches football qualifications. Simon also coaches competitive teams from Under 10s to National League Women’s level. 


Sarah plays for Buckland Athletic FC in the National Women’s League and is currently studying for her UEFA B license. She specialises in sport and curriculum development and also coaches the Buckland Athletic Youth Football team.


Brian has worked internationally as a soccer coach, including in the USA and New Zealand. As a secondary school teacher Brian is also skilled at running engaging sessions that cater to and promote individual development.


In addition to his coaching qualifications and experience, Robert is an expert in strength and conditioning. He has studied bone growth in young players, which helps build exercises for the sessions that reduce risk of injury to the children.


Greg is passionate about grassroots football and also coaches adult teams. He has a UEFA B license and is also coach at the Exeter City Academy.


Shannon is a graduate of Select’s Coaching Development Programme. She is currently studying at College to build on her formal qualifications and experience and to extend her knowledge of coaching and sport development.


In addition to her degree in sport science and her FA coaching qualifications, Carmen also plays in the National Women’s League first team for Buckland Athletic FC.


Jack is a league player and has been coaching for a number of years, despite his young age. Jack is committed to ensuring fun, engaging and safe football for all. He is also studying sports development to further his expertise.


If you have any concerns or worries about yours or another child's welfare while at Select Soccer, you can speak to Caz during Select Soccer sessions. Alternatively, you could email  If the situation is an emergency call 999. Caz also deals with the academy's administration and is the main parent liaison.


Ava and Courtney are just starting their coaching journey. They are working with Select Soccer to gain practical experience teaching football skills to children, as they complete their FA qualifications.