DEBUT DELIGHT FOR FLYNN DUFFY
DATE: 11th July 2021
We're kicking off the 2021/2022 season with more professional pathway news, as Flynn Duffy made his debut for the Dundee United first team on Friday night in their Premier Sports Cup fixture against Kelty Hearts. After impressing in the pre season friendlies, the 17 year old gave a good enough account of himself with the management team, which earned a place in the starting XI for their first competitive game of the season.
Duffy spent four years in our Pro Youth Experience, which is an elite programme for talented AM Soccer players, as well as local academies and clubs from around the world. The programme provides youngsters with an opportunity to live the life of a full time footballer, as they prepare for professional football, or push towards playing at that level.
FORMER COACH GOES FROM DUFFUS PARK TO THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
DATE: 3rd June 2021
It's been an incredible season so far with AM Soccer alumni making a name for themselves on the pitch in Scotland. However, history was made yet again at the weekend, this time to the south of the border, with former coach Jack Wilson achieving promotion to the English Premier League with Brentford!
Jack started coaching with AM Soccer in 2014, where he was involved at our after school sessions, before moving on to team football, taking the 2004 and 2002 age groups. With a keen interest in the tactical side of the game, Jack began working closely with Club founder Austin MacPhee, who mentored him in the speciality of opposition analysis. As well as providing a high quality of coaching to his teams, he was very passionate about supporting players with feedback on their performances in training and matches - a passion which began to grow and help him pursue his next opportunity in football.
In 2017, Jack progressed to Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian as a first team performance analyst, as well as working with Northern Ireland in a similar role. Fast forward a couple of years, Jack moved on to join the team at Brentford in September 2020, as an assistant to the first team performance analyst, where he helped the West London side make their way to English Premier League for the first time in the clubs history!
To go from coaching 7-a-side at Duffus Park to working in the Premier League is an inspirational story for coaches everywhere. Everyone at AM Soccer Club is over the moon for Jacks recent success, and we wish him all the best as he comes up against the biggest and best teams in the world next season!
ARCHIE MAKES PREMIERSHIP DEBUT
DATE: 21st April 2021
A huge congratulations to former AM Soccer player Archie Meekison on making his professional debut for Dundee United tonight! Archie is the second AM Soccer Club graduate to become a Scottish Premiership player.
Meekison started with AM Soccer Club at a young age and stood out with his impressive technical ability, which also earned him an opportunity to train with FC Barcelona during a club tour in Spain!
Everyone at the club is delighted for Archie on making his senior debut in the top flight, and very proud of the impression he left in the game! It was great to see both Archie and Louis on the pitch at the same time too.
DATE: 13th January 2021
Former AM Soccer Club player, Louis Appere went into the AM Soccer history books this week as he became the first player to score in the Nation's Premier League.
Club coordinator, Danny Mason said "Louis is a great role mode for the youngsters at our club, who all dream of being a professional footballer like him one.
He’s shown fantastic resilience to get to where is today and what he’s already achieved sends a message that the sky is the limit, and they should never give up."
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MACPHEE JOINS ASTON VILLA
DATE: 14th August 2021
Congratulations to AM Soccer Club founder Austin MacPhee on his appointment as Aston Villa's specialised set piece coach!
Austin has joined the Premier League club after a spell in Denmark with Danish Superliga side FC Midtjylland, where he will continue to combine his new role with the Northern Ireland national team as assistant coach.
Everyone at AM Soccer Club is delighted to see Austin's innovative coaching methods in the Premier League , where he will be joined by former coach Jack Wilson. Villa midfielder and Scotland internationalist, John McGinn, has praised the appointment of MacPhee for 'being one of the best in the business analyst-wise'.