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Aidan Davison

There is almost too much to mention about Aidan Davison. Aidan has spent 20 years as a professional in England at every level including the English premier league with Bolton Wanderers and Bradford City. He conquered the difficult “Promotion” to the Premier league with Bolton Wanderers, and helped to take the team to the League cup final and FA cup quarter final in addition to participating in the Inter Toto European cup competition with Bradford City. Aidan managed to assist in the “Promotion” of Grimbsy Town to the Championship via playoff system at Wembley stadium. He set a club record of 50 clean sheets in 100 games in League 1 and the Championship. This wasn’t his only appearance at the legendary Wembley Stadium. He also participated in and won the Auto Windscreen Cup. This came with an automatic promotion to the Championship with Colchester United where Aidan went on a 22 home game unbeaten streak in League 1 and the Championship.

Training Philosophy

Aidan Davison brings 30 years experience from playing in the professional ranks in the UK and the USA. Aidan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both goalkeeping and outfield positions. Aidan coached in the premier league and worked with senior international football/soccer players in every position having seen what is required to make it to a pro level. This gives an advantage in talent identification and development strategies proven at the top level in the UK. Aidan has played in every league in England over a 20 year pro career. He has experience with international football representing Northern Ireland. He has coached in the English Championship and the English Premier league. This included working with top International players from over 20 respective countries. He has also coached at PDL level in the USA as an assistant and a head coach during which Aidan’s squad played the USA Men's National team in preparation for their match against Scotland in Jacksonville.

Accolades

In addition to his illustrious career amongst the best “Footballers” of his generation Aidan has the below accolades to present:

  • Represented Northern Ireland in European Championship and World cup qualifying campaigns
  • Retired from playing at 40 years of age with over 400 senior first team appearances at all levels
  • Coached at Premier league level at Hull city as Reserve team manager. This included coaching over 15 international footballers from various nationalities
  • 3 years PDL experience. 2 as head coach at Jax Destroyers. This included playing a friendly game against the USA National team behind closed doors prior to their game against Scotland
  • 1 year as assistant coach at IMG PDL team
  • Currently head coach of the boys U16s academy team
  • Over 400 pro games including 3 Wembley appearances
  • Full international caps for Northern Ireland, involved in European qualifiers and world cup qualifiers.
  • 3 promotions including one to the Premier league with Bolton Wanderers
  • Goalkeeping coaches worked with: Peter Shilton, Pat Jennings, Neville Southall, Alan Hodkinson, Eric Stelle, Seamus McDonough, Fred Barber, Ian Macfaul
  • Managers worked with: John Barnwell, Paul Hart, Sam Ellis, Bruce Rioch, Colin Todd, Ian Porterfield, Phil Brown, Alan Buckley, Neil Warnock, Adrian Heath, Paul Jewel, Chris Hutchings, Frank Clark, Phil Parkinson, Geraint Williams, Brian Hamilton, Lawrie Macmenemy

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“I have seen players develop from amateur status to the premier league in 3 years, you just never know with development.” – Aidan Davison

Licenses held:

  • USSF A outfield and Golkeeping
  • UEFA A outfield and Goalkeeping

Coaching qualifications

  • UEFA A licenses in outfield and Goalkeeping
  • USSF A licenses in outfield and Goalkeeping
  • USL staff coach at USL pro combines
  • Coach- Hull City - English Premier League
  • Coach- Colchester United - English Championship
  • Coach- Jacksonville Destroyers - PDL
  • Coach- IMG - USSF Development Academy