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Bryan Kelly is the Program Leader & Head Coach of BE Soccer.  With a Physical Education background, Bryan has been involved in top-level sport both as a player and coach for over 25 years and brings a wealth of experience as soccer coach and a former Head of PE for over 10 years. 

Bryan’s love for soccer is second to none. He takes pride in ensuring that all the players he coaches have a wonderful experience.
Bryan focuses his sessions on having fun and building confidence in each and every one of our players. 

Qualifications & accreditations:


  • UEFA Qualified coach 

  • BSc Sports Studies

  • PGDE Physical Education

  • Talent ID for Soccer

  • Better Movers & Thinkers

  • Football Psychology

  • Physical Preparation for Football

  • Children Wellbeing & Safeguarding in Football

  • Leadership Tutor & Verifier

  • Growth Mindset training



Professional Achievements:


  • Celtic FC Academy Coach 

  • Celtic FC Ayrshire Development Centre Manager and Head Coach 

  • During my time at Celtic, I was privileged to work with and see the ongoing development and success of professional players such as Kieran Tierney, Jack Aitchison, Stephen Welsh, Mikey Johnson, Billy Gilmour, Anthony Ralston, Kevin Nisbet, Harry Souter and Euan Henderson.

  • Coach Mentor for Grassroots football 

  • Travelled with Celtic FC 1st team to the Pre-season tour of Australia to deliver a Coach Education programme.

  • Visited Aspire Academy with Celtic FC Academy squad.

  • Professional soccer player in Australia for 2 years

  • Appointed Junior Director of Coaching for Burleigh Heads Soccer Club

  • Lead coach in working with the Gold Coast Federation state squads (U16)

"Soccer has a wonderful ability to enhance vital life skills in our children from keeping fit, having

healthy mind and body and making friends"! - Coach Bryan

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