TECHNICAL TEAM

SWAN CITY FOOTBALL CLUB is proud and considers itself fortunate to have on staff two Professional Coaches.

TRAINING CENTRE programs give our players direct access to this resource. Both Coaches have advanced in their profession while achieving Coach Licences from European and North American Football Federations.

CLAUDE BOLTON
SWAN CITY FC | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR | CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL COACH | MEd

From delivering an international presentation on behalf of FIFA & CONCACAF, coaching in both male and female World Championship Qualifiers, leading a Women’s Team through the National IWL Championships in India, to historically qualifying for the final round of CONCACAF 2016 Women’s Olympic Qualification tournament, Coach Claude marks his intent as always aiming to highlight the simplicities of the game with an aim to perfect.

Bolton brings with him both international coaching and playing experience. A Guyana National Team player in South America, he returned to the West Indies to manage and guide national and professional teams after a short stint as Futsal Canada Men’s National Head Coach.  An NCAA Captain on field in the United States, Bolton held positions as Regional Head and Youth Development Coach for two Major League Soccer (MLS) Clubs – New York Red Bulls & Vancouver Whitecaps.  This former Canadian University and College Coach has also guided 5 quite sizeable youth clubs in Canada as a Technical Director, including the 3rd largest club in the country.

CHRIS MORGAN
SWAN CITY FC | TECHNICAL COACH

Current Head Coach of Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) Wolves Men’s & Women’s Soccer programs, Morgan had immediate success after taking charge and guided the school to Provincial and National competitions.

A former Alberta Provincial Team Boys Head Coach, Chris is also the Head Coach of North West Peace Soccer Association, which is the largest Soccer District in Alberta.  He continues to contribute to the development of the game as a Learning Facilitator for Alberta Soccer Association shaping the legacy of our regions’ players through Coach Education.

Prior to his arrival in Canada,  Morgan was a legendary player for Irish League Club Cliftonville FC and Amateur League Club Ballynahinch Olympic FC.  Coach Chris spent 10 years honing his coaching skills in Europe with Irish Club Carryduff, evolving his coaching from the youth system right through to the club’s Men’s Senior Team.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

SWAN CITY FC’s Training Centre is an initiative to guide players through a pathway from recreational soccer to competitive soccer to post-secondary soccer and to further opportunities within the game for those who set those goals. SWAN CITY FC TRAINING CENTRE in essence is our formation centre. 

Our staff brings with it international coaching and playing experience …they can play.

A professionally designed program will guide these young players through a series of game activities …we just play.

Developmental games and strategies are used to create an environment conducive to enjoyment and learning …while we play.

Small modules of play allow players to focus on more specific aspects of the game both physically and mentally…so we can play hard.


IF YOU CAN EMPOWER THE INDIVIDUAL …
INSPIRE THE INDIVIDUAL …
YOU CAN CHALLENGE THE INDIVIDUAL.
                                                               – Claude Bolton”

These sessions will find players more comfortable with a ball while grasping the most basic of skills to try and perfect this beautiful game.

  • To ensure the best opportunity to maximise their time in the TRAINING CENTRE, players may be grouped into programs based on ability and progress.  This may necessitate our Staff moving players to different groups or sessions.
 
  • SWAN CITY FC does reserve the right to refund the registration fee accordingly on the occasions that the program may be deemed not suitable for any player.