The 3v2 Soccer Academy was born and created in
the October of 2010 by Roddy Maughan and Murdo
Steven and some 3 months later and after a lot
of hard work, sleepless nights and excitement,
officially opened its doors for the very first
time on January 10th 2011.
The boys first met in the summer of 2004 whilst
working as football coaches at a holiday soccer
camp and an instant friendship and coaching
partnership was formed, one that only continues
to grow to this day. 3 Years later in 2007, and
whilst on a football coaching course, the first
ever conversation about creating their own
coaching company took place between the boys.
What started as an innocent and random comment
soon became a serious topic of conversation that
ultimately lasted 4 years!
Each time they spoke the reality of their
coaching dream became more and more believable.
It was to prove such a pivotal moment for them
Endless discussion about what they would do and
how they would do it, and the challenge of not
only offering something different, but more
importantly offering it in their own unique way,
both from a footballing point of view as
coaches, and that as people, it was only a
matter of time before that ambition was
4 years on and with all planning done, the new
footballs, training cones and bibs in tow, the
3v2 Soccer Academy was out on the road and the
boys met its first parents and coached its first
children. It was a special feeling and a real
reward for all the hard work in taking that
first big step. It was a proud moment indeed.
Since that first day, January 10th 2011, the
Soccer Academy has continued to go from strength
to strength and operates throughout the city of
Edinburgh 7 days a week, working in partnership
with so many different people and coaching over
1000 children and adults in the process. It had
been a remarkable first year and with the help
of family, close friends and the on-going
support of some fantastic parents, so much was
With many more things still to come, Roddy and
Murdo hope to continue what has so far been a
brilliant personal success story, one that they
hope you will all continue to enjoy with them.
It has so far been incredible!
Thanks for all your support. Here's to the next