Virgil Seymour : Technical Director

Virgil Seymour

Technical Director

Coach Virgil is Academy's longest serving youth coach and has been instrumental in developing the club's football program since 2008. Virgil earned his CONCACAF 'D' License in 2012 and is currently Academy's Technical Director and coach for the U11 Boys team. He has experience coaching all age groups at Academy has coached Academy teams on many international tournaments including the Dallas Cup, Disney Youth Cup and USA Cup in Minnesota over the past 10 years.

He was the Head Coach of the Cayman Islands U15 team in 2015 and is a former Cayman Islands national team and club player. He has also played competitively in Canada where he also coached a school team. In 2018 he was recognised with a Heroes Day award for his contribution to sports.

Paul Byles : Head of Youth Development

Paul Byles

Head of Youth Development

Coach Paul has been a youth coach at Academy for the past 9 years, initially coaching the U13 team and now head coach of the U16 and U18 boys teams. He is Head of Youth Development at the club, overseeing its youth football program. He received a COERVER youth coaching Diploma in 2012 and earned the CONCACAF 'D' coaches license in 2013. He coached the Cayman Prep U11 PFL team for 6 years and was the lead coach coordinator for Cayman Prep's U9 and U11 during that period. He has also been coaching Cayman Prep's U13/14 Boys team in the Dart high school league for the past 2 years.

Paul served as an assistant U15 National Team coach for the Cayman Islands in 2015 and has also served as assistant Coach and Team Manager for the U20 Men's National Team in the CONCACAF U20 Mens' Championships. Paul has coached various Academy teams overseas over the past 8 years at the Disney International Youth Cup in Orlando, the USA Cup in Minnesota and the Miami Cup. He has also coached Academy teams in various locally hosted international tournaments since 2011. In 2018, he was recognised with a Heroes Day award for his contribution to sports.

Martin Cooke : Youth Coach, Director

Martin Cooke

Youth Coach, Director

Coach Martin coaches Academy’s Under 14 Jaguars team, and serves on the board of Directors of Academy Sports Club.

Martin holds a degree in Sports Studies, with specific focus on Sports Development. He was previously the General Secretary of the British Virgin Islands Football Association, sat on the Executive Committee for the BVI FA, and more recently, was the Director of National Programs for the Cayman Islands Football Association.

Martin is also a current St. Ignatius coach in the CUC Primary Football League.

Stewart Alexander : Youth Coach

Stewart Alexander

Youth Coach

Coach Stewart joined Academy's girls program in 2019 and currently coaches the  U12 and U14 girls teams. He played football at a high level for the British Royal Air Force and teams in Germany, Holland and other leagues throughout the UK.

He is a Football Association (FA) qualified coach, License 100/5725/0 that has worked with at-risk youth in the UK, Egypt, Ethiopia, Jamaica and since his arrival in Cayman in 2016, has been coaching the St.Ignatius primary girls team. He also holds a Certificate in Training Practice (CIPD) from the University of Huddersfield, School of Education and Professional Development.

Stewart has supported and lead several youth programs in 37 primary schools throughout the West Yorkshire, UK region, including Saturday Supplementary Schools, Summer Schools, and other community-driven programs aimed at raising the self esteem and confidence of at-risk youth.

Fabian Malcolm : Youth Coach

Fabian Malcolm

Youth Coach

Coach Fabian has been a volunteer coach for the past 5 years coaching boys and girls teams from U11 to U18. Fabian has also played for the Academy men’s team and holds the CONCACAF ‘D’ license.  This year Fabian is coaching the U14 and U16 Girls and is also assisting with the U12 Boys program.

 

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