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ACADEMY DIRECTOR

Danny MacDonald is renowned for his deep passion, understanding and knowledge of the game and aligned with his infectious enthusiasm, he has become the inspirational motivation and driving force behind this new exciting soccer initiative. He has gained invaluable experience during a lengthy and successful professional career throughout a 25 year period within the Scottish Football Leagues.

During this period he has fulfilled numerous influential roles as a Player, Coach, Manager, Academy Director and Senior Executive.
At Club level, he has worked at the highest level of coaching and administration, providing strong leadership within the Boardroom and was accountable for overseeing and adhering to all UEFA, SFA and SPFL criteria, rules and regulations which has resulted in numerous UEFA Club Licences being achieved, enhancing the overall profile and status of the Club.
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Importantly having achieved an array of
Top Level Coaching Qualifications, and using this portfolio to help develop top quality players, Danny is totally dedicated to providing all the means necessary by which players can embark on a "Progressive Pathway" to attaining new levels of achievement in all aspects of their life.

MEET THE TEAM …
Danny's Qualifications:
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U.E.F.A. PRO-LICENCE DIPLOMA
U.E.F.A. 'A' COACHING LICENCE
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F.A. ADVANCED COACHING LICENCE
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S.F.A. ACADEMY DIRECTORS AWARD
S.F.A. YOUTH LICENCE
S.F.A. ADVANCED CHILDREN'S LICENCE
S.F.A. TALENT I.D. LEVEL 1:3 AWARD
HAMPDEN NATIONAL SPORTS FIRST AID QUALIFICATION
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H.N.C. SPORTS COACHING WITH SPORTS DEVELOPMENT

** Continued Professional Development Programs are regularly attended in order to enhance knowledge and maintain FA, SFA and UEFA Professional Qualifications.

Testimonials from fellow professionals:
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Stuart McCaffrey
Chief Operating Officer
The Scottish Football Partnership & Trust.

My professional relationship with Danny within the football industry stretches back over fifteen years and I continue to be impressed with his forward thinking business acumen, professionalism and enthusiasm for taking the game and the clubs he has worked with to the next level.
Stuart McCaffrey
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Malky Mackay
Performance Director
Scottish Football Association

Danny has shown real strategic planning, and his structure for how an Academy pathway should work in the Highlands was very interesting. He conducted himself with decorum and his leadership qualities clearly shine through in a measured thoughtful way.
Malky Mackay
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Campbell Money
Club Academy Scotland Manager
The Scottish FA

Danny is an intelligent, respectful, courteous and loyal person. As a work colleague, I find Danny to be honest, knowledgeable and willing to give an opinion on anything he is asked to give an opinion on. He is hardworking and gives everything he has to the task at hand.
Campbell Money