Coaches

Ian McParland

Head Coach

Ian has the UEFA A, B and Pro coaching licences meaning he is qualified to coach football at the highest levels of the game.

Key experience includes:
● Director of Nottingham Forest Elite Academy
● Coach to Nottingham Forest first team
● Nottingham Forest Caretaker Manager during which time he was named Manager of the month for being the only unbeaten team
● Manager of Notts County FC first team
● Assistant Manager to Roy Keane for the Ipswich Town FC first team
● International scout

Andy Reid

Coach

A talented midfielder, Andy began his career at the Nottingham Forest Academy before going on to play for Tottenham Hotspurs, Charlton Athletic, Sunderland and Blackpool. Andy was appointed Head Coach for Ireland Under 18s in March 2019.

Key experience includes:
● UEFA A Licence
● 451 professional appearances
● 60 goals
● 44 International caps for Ireland
● 2 times Nottinghamshire Player of the Year

Gary Charles

Coach

A skilled right-back who played alongside Roy Keane under Brian Clough whilst at Nottingham Forest. Capped twice for England. Played for West Ham United, Aston Villa and Benifica in Portugal.

Key experience includes:
● UEFA A & B Licence
● Former England International
● Nuneaton Town FC first team manager
● Director of Football and University of Nottingham
● Assistant Manager at Lincoln City FC

Paul Hart

Consultant Coach

Paul has the UEFA A, B and Pro coaching licences meaning he is qualified to coach football at the highest levels of the game.

Key experience includes:
● Assistant Manager at Stoke City
● Playing career includes Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Notts County
● Manager for teams including Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers, Notts County and Swindon Town
● Manager of Leeds United Academy team winning the FA Youth Cup
● Manager of Nottingham Forest Academy winning the U19s title

Staff

Scott McNeill

Director of Youth and Community Sports

Scott McNeill is in charge of running the BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport for the sports academy. Scott takes pride in ensuring all students achieve a high grade. Since he's been in charge of the course, 100% of students have achieved Distinction* (A*) - Merit (C) and 77% have achieved Distinction* (A*) to Distinction (A).

Key experience includes:
● Nottingham Forest Academy alumni
● U11-14s England Basketball team
● Nottinghamshire Tennis player
● Wimbledon Umpire
● U11-21s Nottinghamshire County Cricket team