Iain King Appointed Director of Soccer

Iain King Appointed Director of Soccer

 

United DFC Club Announcement

Iain King Appointed Director of Soccer

UNITED DFC is delighted to announce that Iain King has been appointed as the club’s Director of Soccer.

Iain was confirmed in his new role at the UDFC Annual General Meeting on Sunday, December 5, and begins in the position with immediate effect.

The experienced Scotsman, a UEFA A Licence coach who also holds Canada Soccer’s Youth Licence, has been promoted from his previous role as Technical Director (Youth/Senior) at the club.

As part of a restructure of our operations on and off the field Iain will now have responsibility for the technical direction of all areas of United DFC.

Executive Director David Campbell said: “Our vision is to be recognized as a leading and progressive soccer club in Canada in the areas of player and coach development, community integration, and responsible governance.

 

"Iain’s commitment and dedication to player and coach development is a critical component for the future success of our club.

 

"His passion for the sport is contagious and we are excited to see him implement best in class programs and learning opportunities for our players and coaches.”

Iain moved to Nova Scotia in January this year after a successful three-and-a-half-year stay at North Toronto Nitros where he held a variety of roles from Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) Head Coach to Competitive Programs Manager.

He is now relishing the opportunity to help the club take the next steps forward in its growth.

Iain said: “I’m both honoured and humbled that the club and the Board have shown this level of faith in me.

"It’s a real thrill to be offered such an important role in the next chapter for United DFC.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year at the club. I feel that working together with the players, coaches, and parents we have achieved a lot already but it’s just the start.”

Iain will oversee all areas of the club from Minis, through Skill Centre to Community Programs, the Performance Stream, and Senior soccer.

He will work in tandem with the new Community Program Manager when that role is filled in January 2022 to help design and deliver the best UDFC Experience for all of our members.

And he stressed: “In Year One we had a lot of wins throughout the club from the new A/B Curriculum to High-Performance Training to creating an analysis culture and improving Player Feedback systems.

"There is still so much to be done but I know now that we have a superb framework of people to help us achieve those targets for Year Two. I can’t wait to get started.”