From an early age, Derek Williams loved to play soccer. During his school life, he played for many soccer teams, both local and schools, leading to his selection at County level for Birmingham City Schools. From the age of 15 until around 35 years of age, he played open age soccer at a competitive level.
Having coached both of his sons in England, Derek enjoys the experience of working with the next generation of soccer players alongside his sons at the club.
Derek is undertaking various American soccer qualifications in order to further develop his own coaching ability. Derek states that in all sports, development should never stop for both players and coaches.