Under 18 & Young Queen's Park
Marijn Beuker: ‘Charley is very good in translating our aims into every training sessions’
“Charley is modern headcoach, who is very ambitious, curious and open for new methods of training. The last months I got to know Charley as a coach who is also very demanding on the pitch, which has resulted into two consecutive championships with the U18’s.
“The U18’s and Young Queen’s Park are two very important teams for our future. Next to learning how to win and how to influence the rhythm of a game, these players will be the first group coming to the academy and be able to play in a dynamic, attractive and energetic playing style. That requires time and more important it requires a specific way of training.Charley is very good in translating our aims into every training sessions and it speaks for itself that we are very happy with his appointment.”
Charley King: ‘I am delighted to lead the 18s and assist Owen Coyle (Jr) with Young Queen’s Park’
“Happy to be given the opportunity after being at the club for fifteen years. After having worked with all age groups I am delighted to focus in the 18s and Young Queen’s Park squads. We’ve had a lot of boys come through recently and I will work hard to continue developing young talent for the first team”
Marijn Beuker:’We are very happy with the signings of both coaches’
“The Youth Program of the Academy, which is the U15 to the U17, has an important role in developing a better understanding of the game to our kids.
“Here they learn how to play football in and against every possible formation or game plan that you can think off. In order to develop this game intelligence, we were looking for coaches who fit with this profile.
“David was already at the club for some years and we think he fits well within the U15 age group. Lee, who previously worked at Queen’s Park, made a good impact in the teams of St. Mirren he has trained over the last years and was open to return to our project.
“It speaks for itself that we are very happy with the signings of both coaches, so they can further specialise in this specific part of the academy.”
Lee Mitchell (U16 Coach):’This is an extremely exciting time for everyone involved in the pathway and I’m delighted to be part of this journey’
“It’s great to have been offered this opportunity to return to Queen’s Park Youth Academy after almost 4 years away. After meeting with Marijn Beuker, I realised that this is an extremely exciting time for everyone involved in the pathway and I’m delighted to be part of this journey. I’m really looking forward to working with the players and helping contribute to their growth and development through the academy.
“On a personal level I’m excited about the prospect of learning, developing and challenging myself as a coach while working closely with all the fantastic Academy staff currently at Queen’s Park.”
David Watt (U15 Coach): ‘I hope to develop as a coach and grow with the club as we push to be amongst the elite youth academies in football’
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time coaching within the Queen’s Park Youth Academy through previous years. I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue my work within the academy on a full time basis as the club enters an exciting new chapter. I hope to develop as a coach and grow with the club as we push to be amongst the elite youth academies in football.”
Marijn Beuker: ‘We thought it was important to start this journey with them’
“The Children’s Program of the Academy, which is the U11 to the U14, has is a very important part of the academy. It’s basically the foundation of everything else that’s coming.
“Here kids learn how to technically play football. They need to master skills in a very divers way. At the end of the U14’s, they must be able to play the highest level of position play, with both feet while scanning the field.
“This phase requires real specialists. All four coaches are part of the academy for several years, so they understand the club very well. We thought it was important to start this journey with them.
“It speaks for itself that we are very happy with the signings of all coaches, so they can further specialise in this specific part of the academy.”
Ryan McSherry (U14 Coach): ‘I am looking forward to playing a part to help the club develop their own players’
“I’m delighted to be working with the academy full time and really excited for what the future holds for the club and looking forward to playing a part to help the club develop their own players.”
John McNeil (U13 Coach): ‘I’m extremely proud and honoured to be part of the club’s vision’
“I’m extremely proud and honoured to be part of the club’s vision to help the young players at the club to learn and grow. I’m very grateful to the club and all my colleagues at Queen’s Park for the opportunity to develop and learn as a coach and a person.”
Ian McColl (U12 Coach): ‘being able to work with players day in day out to support their development is a dream come true’
“I’m extremely delighted and grateful to be appointed to play a part in the new vision for youth development at Queen’s Park. It’s the start of a very exciting era at the club and being able to work with players day in day out to support their development towards becoming future Queen’s Park footballers is a dream come true.”
Robert Armour (U11 Coach): ‘Can’t wait to play my part in an extremely exciting future’
“I’ve had the pleasure of working at the club for 8+ years and seeing boys progress from 10 years old to first team football, working with players day to day has always been a dream of mine. And the opportunity to do it, at a club so close to my heart, is absolutely wonderful. Can’t wait to play my part in an extremely exciting future.”