Meet our Trainers


Andy Wilkes, Director of Coaching

Name: Andy Wilkes
Title: Director of Coaching
Birthplace: England
Number of years with MUSC: 9 years
Experience:
· College- BSc Sports Coaching Science

· UEFA A License

· UEFA B License

· NSCAA  Advanced Diploma

· NSCAA Goalkeeping level 1

· SAQ Diploma in Strength and Conditioning

· FA Youth Module
Started playing soccer at age: 4

Started coaching:
18 years old

Played for the following clubs:
Crewe Alexandra FC, Kidderminster Harriers FC, Bromsgrove Rovers FC
Past work experience: Manchester United FC, Aston Villa FC, New York Red Bulls
Favorite thing about coaching: Making a difference and changing players' lives through coaching
Family/Hobbies:
Wife Amanda and 2 daughters, Golf, and accidently stepping on LEGOs!

   

Liam Woods, Trainer

Name: Liam Woods

Title: Technical Trainer

Birthplace: Warrington, England

Number of years with MUSC: 3 Years

Experience/Professional Training: FA level 2, Goalkeeping Level 1 

Started playing soccer at age: 5

Started coaching: 6 Years ago

Played for the following clubs: Newton-le-Willows FC, Man City Academy, St Helens School Boys 

Worked for the following clubs/organizations: Methacton United F.C.,  Newton-Le-Willows FC

Favorite thing about coaching: Seeing players develop and enjoying the sport.

Family and free time: Two siblings, two young nephews, soccer, travel, socializing 

   

Michael Marks, Trainer

Name: Michael Marks
Title:
Academy Trainer

Birthplace:
Manchester, England

Number of years with MUSC:
2 years

Experience/Professional Training:
UEFA B Licence

Started playing soccer at age:
4

Started coaching:
Aged 18

Played for the following clubs:
Curzon Ashton, Bolton Wanderers (Trainee) – College Level for 3 years.

Past Work Experience:
Bolton Wanderers Foundation, Curzon Ashton U17 Boys, Manchester United (Understudy/Education) Salford College 1st Team trainer.

Favorite thing about coaching:
Developing/mentoring young players, learning about the game & passing on my knowledge to aspiring players.

Hobbies/Interests:
Watching/Playing Soccer, travelling.

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