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EXPERIENCED CURRENT & FORMER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS

Developing training sessions based on their own experiences in the game to enhance the players of the future.

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EXPERIENCED CURRENT & FORMER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS PULLING TOGETHER.

Chris Johnston

Dumbarton FC & Football Coach

Chris Johnston started his career by breaking through to the Kilmarnock first team at 17 years old and going on to make over 60 appearances in Scotland’s top flight. Following his time at Killie Chris would join Raith Rovers and then Dumbarton where he is currently signed and playing out on loan at Peterhead.

YEAR TEAM APPS
2012–2016 Kilmarnock 65 (5)
2016–2017 Raith Rovers 27 (1)
2017–2018 Dumbarton 7
2018 Peterhead (loan) 10
2018 Annan Athletic 0

Senior Career

109
Appearances
6
Goals

Craig Watson

East Fife FC & Football Coach

Craig moved to Hamilton Academical as a youth player and made his senior debut in 2012 showing great character to overcome potentially career-threatening injury, which he suffered just a year previously. From there Craig enjoyed a season long loan spell at Arbroath before signing a permanent deal with East Fife. Craig is also studying a Sports Management Degree.

YEAR TEAM APPS
2011-2017 Hamilton Academical 11
2015–2016 Arbroath (loan) 20 (2)
2017- East Fife 22 (1)

Senior Career

53
Appearances
3
Goals

Ricky Gillies

Football Coach

Ricky began his senior career at St Mirren playing over 350 games over two spells at the club. The attacking midfielder was then the subject of bids from English giants Liverpool & Newcastle before making the move to Aberdeen FC.

YEAR TEAM APPS
1992–1997 St Mirren 180 (38)
1997–2000 Aberdeen 44 (1)
2000 St Mirren (loan) 4
2000–2005 St Mirren 156 (33)
2005–2006 Partick Thistle 31 (0)
2006–2007 Hawke's Bay United 18
2007–2008 Stranraer 6 (2)

Senior Career

439
Appearances
74
Goals

Darren Barr

Stirling Albion FC & Football Coach

Debut for Falkirk in 2004 and was loaned to Forfar Athletic for the season as a 20-year-old. After returning to The Bairns he made over 160 appearances in the SPL. He also earned a first cap for Scotland. Moving to Hearts where he quickly became an established first team player. Since then Darren has also enjoyed time at Kilmarnock and Dumbarton among other clubs. Currently playing with Stirling Albion.

YEAR TEAM APPS
2004–2010 Falkirk 146 (5)
2005 Forfar Athletic (loan) 15
2010–2013 Heart of Midlothian 60 (1)
2013–2014 Kilmarnock 12 (1)
2014–2015 Ross County 6 (0)
2015–2017 Dumbarton 63 (3)
2017–2018 Greenock Morton 2 (0)
2018– Stirling Albion 12 (0)

Senior Career

316
Appearances
10
Goals

John Baird

Inverness Caledonian Thistle & Football Coach

John is currently playing with Greenock Morton, on loan from Inverness Caledonian Thistle and has made over nearly 500 senior appearances. He began his career with Clyde and made his debut in 2003. He was then snatched up by St Mirren, where he became a fringe player. He had loan spells at Stenhousemuir and Montrose, before signing for Montrose on a permanent transfer in 2007 and becoming the league top scorer the next season.

YEAR TEAM APPS
2002–2004 Clyde 1 (0)
2004–2007 St Mirren 22 (4)
2006 Stenhousemuir (loan) 19 (5)
2007 Montrose (loan) 9 (5)
2007–2009 Montrose 41 (20)
2008 Brechin City (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 Airdrie United 43 (13)
2010–2012 Raith Rovers 71 (23)
2012–2013 Dundee 37 (4)
2013–2014 Partick Thistle 13 (0)
2014 Raith Rovers 14 (7)
2014–2015 Queen of the South 18 (3)
2015–2017 Falkirk 87 (32)
2017–2018 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 22 (3)
2018 Greenock Morton (loan) 8 (3)
2018 Forfar Athletic 0

Senior Career

414
Appearances
122
Goals





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