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Simon Skudder

Dear parents and players of Dillsburg Soccer Club,

I am delighted to be a part of DASC in the role of Director of Player Development. I would like to share a little information about myself.

I was born in the London Borough of Bexley, England. At a young age, my family relocated to the seaside town of Margate. I represented The King Ethelbert School for a number of different sports, including basketball, soccer, tennis, and track, and field. I had the honour of playing basketball and soccer at a collegiate level. I also felt privileged to have had the opportunity to represent Kent County in bowling, trying out for the English Youth National Tenpin Bowling team.

I grew up playing club soccer with my local team, Margate FC, founded in 1896. I began playing at U9. At 11, I was invited to try out for the county team and for Margate School of Excellence, a team that played against premier league academies. Due to coaching complications, I left the club to be part of a founding team called Trinity FC in Broadstairs, England. This club started with a few friends who met in their local park each week, and it was run by a parent who generously donated his time. Today, the club is an English FA Charter Standard Club, and it currently runs 15 teams with kids aged 8 - 15. I eventually rejoined Margate in the youth professional training scheme.

After graduating secondary school in 2002, I attended Canterbury Christ Church College to study sports conditioning, sports leadership and personal training.

During my years in the fitness industry, I continued my education to specialize in general practitioner referrals as well as taking my English FA Licences and began coaching. 

In 2009, I was recruited by a UK Soccer representative and hired for a 10-week summer contract. During this time, I had my first experience working with Dillsburg Soccer club as a coach of the 3 & 4-year-olds. I remember partaking in an epic parents game of 7 coaches versus 50 plus parents; a spectacle that engaged the kids and inspired moments of showmanship and comedy. 

After the summer, I was hired as a Senior Camp Director, and I have since moved into various management roles. Since 2009, I attained various US Soccer licenses and have been a team trainer, assistant coach and head coach for various teams in PA. I am also been a volunteer assistant at the York College women's program. 

During my time in the USA, I have lived in various towns in York County, and I currently reside in Dover with my lovely wife, Lauren, our daughters Beckett, Britain, and our dog, Beckham.

I enjoy sharing my passion for the game with the Dillsburg community.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Skudder

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania 17019

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