NORTH KELVIN UNITED
North Kelvin Utd was originally started as a humble adult amateur team by a group of residents living in the North Kelvinside area of Glasgow back in 1999.
Since then the club has grown into a Scottish FA Community Quality Mark Club have taken numerous youth teams from grassroots through to 11-aside.
Our adult amateur team currently play in the Greater Glasgow Premier League (GGPL) playing their games on Saturday afternoons.
Our junior 11s teams currently play in the Cumbernauld and Kilysth and Central Leagues playing games on Saturday mornings.
NK11 Football Development Officer – Derek Miller
I, like many other coaches that I have worked with over the years, got into coaching because of my love for the game.
Growing up as youth team player at Partick Thistle and as a first team squad player at St Mirren I was always determined to pursue a career in sport. I was awarded my HND in Sports Coaching before I got my first opportunity working in Football by setting up a private coaching academy in Argyll and Bute Council in 2010 with their regional development squads.
Since then I have worked towards many Scottish FA coaching qualifications earning with UEFA B Licence in August 2014 as well as other qualifications including Scottish FA Futsal, the Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma and the CYQ gym instructor course.
Over the years I have acquired a wide range of skills and experience viewing myself as a modern technical coach with a keen interest in performance analysis, training methods and player identification. My early coaching career included work Argyll and Bute Council, five years’ experience as a Scottish FA community coach and a year as a technical coach at Coerver Coaching Scotland.
My experiences have also included working with a wide variety elite level players as an academy coach for Hamilton F.Cs U11s, U12s and U13s, Partick Thistle F.Cs U12s and U14s and a year as the Head Coach of Helle FC in Norway. Most recently I have been working with the Celtic Foundation’s international soccer academy which has included domestic and international team coaching, talent identification and skills centre coaching.
Having gained invaluable experience working with a wide variety of players at all levels, coached in both youth academies and community settings, coordinated community and educational programmes and many years coaching at 11 a side I feel I am perfectly suited to overseeing the development of the NK11s section here at North Kelvin Utd.