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Meet our Team

Paul Taylor, Managing Director

Paul Taylor encompasses over 35 years of top-level professional football experience – ranging from playing, coaching and management in both England and the USA.

After a distinguished playing and coaching career in England and the States, Paul spent over 20 years coaching and managing professionally in England – the last 17 of which he spent as Director of Football at Walsall FC, in charge of all football matters of the club from youth football to senior levels. He helped transform the club from a position of financial hardship in what is now ‘League 2’ to become a profitable Championship club.

Paul’s role as Managing Director oversees all aspects of PSC work from player recruitment to the organization of professional club tours and training camps. Paul has acted as a ‘football consultant’ to a number of English clubs in recent years.

Mark Taylor: CEO

Mark possesses several years of experience working with professional clubs in the football industry and has a BA Honours degree in Sport Management. He is a director of PSC Soccer Academy and has established links with professional teams and coaches all around the world.

He exclusively represents a number of players from the English Premier and Football Leagues and a number of players from various top foreign leagues in North America and Europe.

PSC Soccer Academy uses Mark’s expertise for the organizing and arrangement of elite showcase tours and training camps to Europe and Asia.

Tom Taylor: USA Director of Operations

Tom Taylor is a Director for PSC Soccer. He is responsible for the organization, and coaching of all USA programs including pro combines events, camps, professional player recruitment and international showcases. Tom has a number of years of experience in North America, playing, coaching and consulting for professional clubs such as the Tulsa Roughnecks, Portland Timbers and Wilmington Hammerheads of the United Soccer Leagues as well as youth clubs across North America. 

During the last 10 years he has gained valuable experience working with professional players and coaches around North America, Europe and Asia traveling with PSC teams to over 25 countries and being involved in over 300+ games against top-tier opposition in places such as Sweden, Finland, Thailand, Malta, Portugal, Spain, and Ireland to name just a few. 

Since the company was formed he has also assisted with the organization and running of English and Spanish Premier League tours to North America such as Swansea City, Valencia, Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion’s trips with PSC to encounter MLS, NASL, and USL opposition.

Tom is currently working with CV Fuego Academy and has overseen the transition of multiple players to trial with the first team including Christian Vega.

Simon Deeley: Player Placement & Recruitment

Simon graduated from the University of Central Lancashire, England in 2006 with a Sport Management degree and is an English FA and USSF Licensed and experienced coach. Since beginning with PSC in 2009 he has directed and coached on over 50 PSC showcase tours and more than 150 Professional Soccer Combines throughout the US and Europe, assisting and facilitating in all of the over 600 men’s and women’s pro player placements we have announced in that time.

Simon also heads up PSC's Women's Program and has seen over 100 women's players offered trials and contracts in Europe since 2015 including Linli Tu who has signed with Breidablik in Iceland's Premier League and Sofia Lewis who now plays in the Portugues Premier League.

VIP & Residential Director: Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is an English former professional footballer who played for a number of clubs including Southampton, Derby County, Portsmouth and represented England at U16. U17 and U19 level. Holmes was Derby County youngest ever player at just 15 years of age, as well as the youngest goalscorer at 16, and at the time the youngest footballer to appear in the FA Cup (aged 15). Holmes has been working PSC for the past two years and assisted with placements such as Leo Londe on trial with Sheffield United in the English Premier League and Paul Cooper who signed with Barnsley FC in England League 1.