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EDP Welcomes John Saunders as Technical Director

By Harry Tomlinson, 03/04/16, 11:45AM EST


EDP is pleased to welcome John Saunders into his new role as EDP Technical Director.

In his role, John will be in charge of liaising with EDP clubs to offer guidance and vision to youth development and coaching education programming.

John brings a wealth of coaching experience to the role after coaching in England and the USA. Having completed UEFA C & B Licenses, he is currently working toward his A License. John has also gained a number of coaching qualifications in the USA.

As a youth player, John trained at both Everton FC and Liverpool FC academies before pursuing a senior career at Oldham Athletic FC in England. He also worked in roles at clubs such as Liverpool FC and Wigan Athletic.

In the USA, John has coached in New Jersey for over 10 years and has also directed soccer clubs and organizations building a strong reputation for youth development and coaching education in the area.

EDP President Steve Shilling commented: “EDP is pleased to be able to welcome John Saunders as Technical Director. John has a strong track record within youth soccer, placing player development before all else. We look forward to seeing his hard work pay off with EDP players.”

John Saunders added: “I’m really looking forward to an exciting future with EDP. Working in youth development has always been a strong passion of mine so the opportunity to have an impression on the overall development of players within EDP is an honor.