Sean McAuley becomes Edinburgh University Association Football Club Head Coach

Edinburgh University Association Football Club (EUAFC) is delighted to announce that Sean McAuley has joined the Club as its new head coach.

Image of Stewart MacKinnon, Sean McAuley, Allister Torrance and Ross Simpson in a line up

McAuley, who brings a wealth of experience from his roles at Bonnyrigg Rose and the Scottish FA, began working with the Club on 1 June ahead of the Performance Squad’s preseason programme starting on 19 June. His coaching team includes assistants Roddy Maughan and Murdo Steven.

Club Captain, Samuel Raphael, said:

I am thrilled to welcome Sean, Roddy and Murdo to our Club. Going into the early months of the season, there will be a buzz in the dressing room as everyone looks to impress the new gaffer and his team. It’s an exciting time to be part of the Club. I’m really looking forward to working with Sean over the course of the coming season.

Ross Simpson, Head of Sport at Edinburgh University, commented:

During his time at Bonnyrigg Rose, Sean has already had some insight into how our performance coaches can enhance a football programme. We look forward to collaborating with him over the coming season. There has been renewed drive and engagement from the men’s football club over recent months, which everyone at Sport & Exercise and the Sports Union welcomes. Sean’s appointment is another positive step forward.

Image of Stewart MacKinnon and Sean McAuley infront of Peffermill football pitch

Stewart MacKinnon, the Club Chairman, and Alan Chainey, its Honorary President, added:

Following a rigorous recruitment process, we’re delighted that Sean will lead the performance programme and the coaching team at EUAFC. The Club has operated with a professional head coach for over 25 years. In that time, Neil Orr, Kenny Black, Douglas Samuel, and Dorian Ogunro have made massive contributions. Sean’s philosophy and expertise in developing young footballers make him an ideal addition to our team as we strive to create a high-performance environment recognised for its emphasis on growth and improvement. His arrival marks the start of an exciting new chapter in EUAFC’s 145-year history.

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