• Introducing Ciaran McArdle as a member of our Business Advisory Board

    July 20th, 2010:

    Ciaran joined our Business Advisory Board on July 1st, 2010 and brings with him a wealth of experience both in soccer coaching and in the world of soccer business.

    Ciaran began his career as a summer coach with PLAY SOCCER New England in 1996 and joined full time in 1998.  By 1999 he was the National Director for Coaching.

    In 2001, Ciaran chose to build his own successful business when he started www.xlsoccertours.com, an organization that provides top level soccer tours to the UK, Spain, Sweden, Itally, Holland and Brasil.  In 2008, XL Soccer Tours became an official partner to Coaches across Continents and assisted with the first Hat-Trick Initiative in Kigoma, Tanzania.

    “I’m excited to be part of this unique challenge to use soccer for social development.  Coaches across Continents is providing a program that is changing lives in communities around the world and I’m looking forward to working with the Boards to build a sustainable foundation for future business development.”

    Ciaran will also be putting on his coaching gear on the fields in Africa in 2011.