Players Testimonials

What our Student Athletes are saying about their Experiences.

“David has supported me from my time as an aspiring young goalkeeper at Stirling Albion FC right through to me signing my scholarship in the United States at the University of Maine Fort Kent before moving on from there to a big NCAA Division I team at Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey. Every step of the way, David and SF USA have been at my side and I owe much of my success to him.”

“Thanks for all your advice, support and belief in my ability.”

Jamie Cleland | Saint Peter’s University | New Jersey

“I’ve enjoyed my time in Oklahoma immensely. I am graduating in the summer and it’s hard to believe that my four years as a student athlete are complete. I have made some terrific friendships along the way and being part of the women’s soccer program is being like being part of a big family. I am so glad that I took this opportunity and i’d 100% recommend it to anyone.”

“A Big Thanks to David for all his help on my journey.”

Eva Rule | South Western Oklahoma State University | OK

“Having the opportunity to combine my studies and my football in the United States was great for me. I found the whole experience really positive and I was fortunate enough to experience living in two States – Tennessee & Connecticut. My final two years at Quinnipiac University were the icing on the cake for me and the opportunity to graduate from a top university helped me achieve my ambitions.”

“Thanks to David and Steph for all your time & help.”

Sam Nicol | Quinnipiac University | Connecticut 

“I was David’s Captain at Stirling Albion FC before coming over to the States to join Grand View University. I wasn’t too sure at first, but five years later I am now living and working in Des Moines Iowa as a teacher and loving life. Playing in college was absolutely brilliant. I captained the team, won championships and i’ve made some great friendships. Go for it is my message to anyone thinking about it.”

“Thank you David for all you have done for me in my career.”

Ross Alexander | Grand View University | Iowa 

“I joined Rocky Mountain College in the summer of 2015 and my freshman year has been one of the best years of my life. I scored on my debut and it was an incredible feeling. Everyone has made me feel really welcome and I can’t believe just how well I have settled in here. We won our Conference Championship and made the NAIA National Tournament in Florida. I’m loving life right now.”

“Thanks for persuading me to make this move guys.”

Steven Forbes | Rocky Mountain College | Montana

“Attending University in the United States was always a big ambition of mine. It took me a bit of time to settle and find my form, but my move to Wilmington University in Delaware was one of the best things I have ever done. I achieved my aim of graduating with a degree in Psychology and I am now living and working in New York City.”

“The Sporting Futures Program was the springboard to achieving my ambitions.”

Joshua Fawssett | Wilmington University | Delaware

“What a first year I have just had in the United States at Hartwick College. I played in every game and was named as the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year. I couldn’t believe just how big college soccer actually is. Flying to matches, being on live television is a bit surreal. Reaching the NCAA National Tournament was unreal. Just a brilliant experience so far.”

“David, You were right. This has been my best ever decision.”

Lenny Wilson | Hartwick College | New York

“I can’t actually believe that I graduated last year. It’s incredible just how quickly times fly’s. You guys said it would and you were so right. I remember arriving in Ohio like it was yesterday and it was everything I expected it to be and more. I was surprised by the standard of football and it took some adjustment. Thankfully for me, I settled quickly and went on to have a great career at Notre Dame.”

“It’s been brilliant. Thanks for everything Dave.”

Chris Fairley | Notre Dame College | Ohio

“Sporting Futures USA helped me achieve my ambition of playing in the United States. I arrived at Hartwick College in New York back in 2013 and I haven’t looked back. It’s been the best three years of my life and I have really started to kick on with my career. I remember David encouraging me to go for it and I am so glad that I took his advice. I would recommend this experience to anyone thinking about it.”

“Thanks again to David for all the support along the way.”

Jamie O’Grady | Hartwick College | New York

“I joined the Sporting Futures USA Program after hearing David speak at the City College in Plymouth. At the time, I was representing the England College’s National Team and wanted to test myself at the highest level possible. Joining Lindsey Wilson College in the States allowed me to do just that. Winning the NAIA National Championship was a dream come for me.”

“Thanks to David and Charlie for everything along the way.”

Tom Moody | Lindsey Wilson College | Kentucky

“I got in touch with David after I was released by Dundee FC. My ambition was to continue playing at the highest level possible whilst getting started with my university studies. David sorted everything out and I joined NCAA Division I – Radford University. It was a terrific experience for me and my degree really set me up for my current job with GPS Academy and my new career is really going well.”

“David and Graeme, Thanks for all the support along the way.”

Michael Hutcheon | Radford University | Virginia

“Sporting Futures USA gave me the big break I needed. I had four incredible years in the United States at the University of Memphis and then SIUE where i graduated. Pre-Season in Brazil with U Memphis & then winning the Conference Championship with SIUE was an incredible achievement. The experience of playing collegiate soccer prepared me well for playing professionally in Sweden.”

“Thanks for always being a constant source of support.”

Lewis Ellis | Southern Illinois University | Illinois 

“My four years have flown by. It has been a blast. I have played soccer, travelled widely across the USA, completed an internship in Bolivia, learned Spanish and made hundreds of new friends along the way. I have also got a double major in Business and Accounting, with a minor in Sports Coaching. All thanks to SF USA. I am hoping to stay in the USA to complete my masters degree now.”

“Thanks again for everything David.”

Marc Russell | Hartwick College | New York

“I played for David and Graeme at Stirling Albion FC and they both helped me enjoy my football again after being released by Rangers & St. Mirren. David placed me at Mars Hill University in North Carolina and helped me achieve my ultimate ambition of playing top level NCAA DI at Hartwick College. I am going into my senior year and have just been named team captain. Life is good.”

“David & Graeme. My thanks to both of you for everything.”

Jack Donaldson | Hartwick College | New York

“Making the decision to leave my friends and family back here in Scotland was difficult, but having made the move over here to the States, I can honestly say it has been a great decision. I am really enjoying being a part of a great team and a great college community here at Rocky Mountain College. I have achieved a lot in my first year and hope to kick on and do even better in 2016.”

“Thanks for the push in the right direction Dave.”

Gregor Watson | Rocky Mountain College | Montana

“Moving to the States was the best move i’ve ever made. I feel that I was really fortunate to join a coach that really helped me reach my potential and I loved every minute of being a student athlete at Holy Cross College. It all went by in a flash really and now that I have achieved my ambition of playing professionally in Australia, I can look back with fond memories of my time in Indiana.”

“I count joining the SF USA Program as a real blessing.”

Alexander Clarke | Holy Cross College | Indiana

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