The FDA Academy provide highly qualified and experienced coaches to deliver each session, warm up and match day experience. Below are the coaches profiles with additional information.    

Football Development Agency - Passion For Progression

  Coaching Profiles

Football Development Agency

Assistant Coach: Rick Ward


Coaching Qualifications:

  • MSc & BSc Honours Degree In Sport Psychology
  • UEFA 'B' Coaching License Full Award / FA Level 3 Award
  • FA Level 1 & 2 Awards


Previous Coaching Positions:

  • Blackburn Rovers FC - Academy
  • Colwyn Bay FC - Assistant Manager
  • Warrington Town FC - First Team Coach
  • Leigh Genesis FC


Head Coach: Richard Moran


Coaching Qualifications:

  • BSc Honours Degree In Performance Development & Coaching / Sports Science
  • UEFA 'A' Coaching License Preparatory Award
  • UEFA 'B' Coaching License Full Award / FA Level 3 Award
  • FA Youth Award (1,2 & 3)
  • FA Level 1 & 2 Awards
  • Strength Based Coaching Award


Related Qualifications:

  • Emergency First Aid Qualification
  • Safeguarding Children & Child Welfare Qualification
  • Football Refereeing Level 1 Award


Previous Coaching Positions:

  • Burnley FC - Academy & Scholars
  • Manchester United FC - Academy shadow position during FA course
  • Bolton Wanderers FC - Academy shadow position
  • MLS Camps (America) - National Academy TEAM Assessor
  • MLS Camps (America) - Performance Development Officer, Camp Director, Lead Coach Educator
  • St Helens Town School Boys - Head Coach