Dave Callaghan - Head Coach
- British Football Academy Tokyo - Coach
- English FA Level 1 Qualified Coach
- Holder of FA Certificates in Soccer Parenting & Registered FA 'Soccer Star' Coach
- Higher National Diploma - Sports Science
- Bachelor of Science - Sports Science
- Ex-Reading FC Youth Player
Magnanimous Dave Callaghan is a whirlwind of energy and probably one of the best-loved coaches at the Academy by the kids, and indeed some of their parents. His youth-team coaching in the UK, coupled with his professional and semi-professional football background - most notably with Reading FC’s prestigious Academy - have certainly stood him in good stead with the myriad of weekly coaching duties Dave undertakes. He has a particular affinity with the younger-aged players and can’t hide the paternal side of his gentle, yet highly audible and quintessentially British character. Dave’s sessions are always, without question, high-octane, clamorous occasions that make you wish you were a kid again - but from a professional point of view there is always a great deal of outstanding (coaching) method in what a lay-person may misinterpret as utter madness. There’s nothing Dave loves more than watching an attractive game of football, regardless of who’s playing it. He has been quoted as saying he loves Paul Scholes because: “He can’t tackle.” And loves Roy Keane because: “He can.” Take from that what you will!