NEW STAFF: Former English FA Women's Manager of the Year, David Parker, joins as scout
We are excited to bring on board former English FA Manager of the Year, FA Cup Winner and Champions League Semi Final Coach, David Parker, as a scout for the Southern California region.
David has been involved in Women's football at the very highest level of the game for over a decade. Working with many Olympic, World Cup and European Championship players, at all age groups, and he has seen the game transform over this time frame.
He led Birmingham City Women for 8 years in the FA WSL to their most successful period in their history, winning the FA Cup, reaching the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final's, 3 League Cup Finals, consecutive Champions League appearances and 6 consecutive top 4 finishes in the league.
He was recognised in England as the FA's Manager of the year and also is a UEFA 'A' Licensed coach.
He has worked in the men's game with some of the most prestigious clubs in Europe as a Performance Consultant during the past 10 years too.
He is now working in Southern California where he will be searching for top future College Soccer talent.
Here's what David had to say about the joining SRUSA;
"I have seen close hand the great work SRUSA have done over the last 10 years, placing many youth female internationals at some of the most prestigious Colleges in the USA.
The companies knowledge of the industry and contacts in making dreams happen is something that inspires me to help players achieve their dreams."
Welcome to the #SRUSAFamily David.