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Global Mar 22, 2016

EDP hires John Saunders as Technical Director

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(Via EDP Soccer) – The Elite Development Program (EDP) has hired John Saunders as the league’s Technical Director. In his role, Saunders will be in charge of liaising with EDP clubs to offer guidance and vision to youth development and coaching education programming.

Saunders 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. He has also gained a number of coaching qualifications in the USA.

As a youth player, Saunders 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.

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In the USA, Saunders 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.”

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.”

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