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Derek Egan

Derek Egan

Men's 1st Team Coach, FA Coach Educator

Derek brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from the professional and semi-professional game playing, coaching, and managing, he is well known for developing players and teams to deliver an attacking brand of football. His experiences and roles include working directly for The FA delivering high level coaching courses at home and abroad. He has also worked within a Premiere League Academy, internationally with England Und 18’s Schools, and was employed as 1st Team Coach at Salford City FC.

Derek is primarily our first team coach and will drive our teams to achieve success, he will also support other coaches to develop and achieve higher qualifications. Derek is familiar in creating a winning and development culture having delivered The FA's DNA for many years. He delivered a culture change at Salford City F.C. when they went from a non-League part-time club to full time professional club and will be important in our drive to deliver our own values and DNA along with the '3 P's:

  • Pride
  • Passion
  • Perseverance

Derek started his professional career with Oldham Athletic F.C. when they were in the old second division (now Championship). After having major surgery, he moved abroad playing before coming back to England in the early eighties to play non-league at various clubs throughout the national pyramid. It was towards the end of his playing career when he started to show a love for coaching taking his first FA badge in 1992, by 1994 he had achieved the highest coaching award available in Europe (UEFA ‘A’). It wasn't long before The FA had recognised his talents as a coach and he became an FA Coach Educator.

  • UEFA 'A' License 1994
  • FA Coach Educators Award Level 1, Level 2 & UEFA 'B', 2002
  • FA Youth Award 2017
  • FA Youth Award Module 1, 2008
  • FA Youth Award Module 2, 2009
  • FA Youth Award Module 3, 2010
  • FA Coaches Association Member
  • FA Safeguading Tutor Cert 2000
  • Ascentis Level 4 Award in preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF)
  • A1 Assessing Candidate 2009
  • FA Mentoring Adults Cert 2017
  • 1st4Sport Level 3 Cert in Tutoring in Sport 2010
  • 1st4Sport Level 3 in Assessment Practice in Sport 2010
  • OCR Level 4 Award in Conducting External Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process (V2) 2010
  • OCR Level 4 Award in Conducting Internal Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process 2010
  • FA TutorTeaching Cert KS 3/4 2002
  • FA Safeguarding Cert (renewed every 3 years)
  • FA Level 2 in Emergency First Aid (renewed every 3 years)
  • External Quality Assurance Standardisation Cert 2019
  • 1st4Sport Coach Assessor Training 2009
  • City & Guilds D32 & D33 Vocational Assessor Award 2000
  • SAQ Cert in Training Speed, Agility & Quickness 2004
  • FA Preliminary Award 1992
  • The FA Coached Association 1998
  • Institute for Learning (Member N0; AC052135), 2008
  • The learning Network (Member N0: 3852), 2008