Doc has been involved in the game of soccer his whole life, playing and coaching at various levels throughout the world. Upon leaving the British Army, Doc has dedicated himself to coaching soccer players of all ages, helping players reach their fullest potential both on and off the field. Doc founded UKSD as a way to not only bring soccer to all players regardless of race, gender, and socio-economic circumstances, but to use the game to help teach life skills to each participant, while developing leadership traits and creating opportunities for young people to become actively engaged within their own communities, and others around the world, through community service and social issue education.
In addition to his work with UKSD, Doc is the head coach of the Barnstable high school girls varsity soccer team, where he also works as a health and wellness teacher. Doc also works with youth, teen, and collegiate athletes across Cape Cod and the South Shore area as a physical preparation and performance coach.
Fligg has been a member of the UKSD team since its conception. Shortly after graduating from Colby- Sawyer college where she played soccer, she began to coach for UKSD after school programs and vacation clinics. As her passion for the mission grew and her desire to help provide affordable coaching and mentorship to youth regardless of elements such as their background, gender, race, or socioeconomic status, she took on more of a leadership role within the organization.
She now helps to design and implement programs and curriculum both here in the U.S. and overseas. In addition to being an educator at Barnstable High School, she is also the assistant Varsity Girl’s soccer coach.
While also furthering her academic education and pedagogy knowledge, she has continued her coaching education through obtaining various coaching certifications. Fligg’s work with UKSD transcends beyond the soccer field into her life in the classroom and beyond.
Vanessa Begley (Begs) has been with UKSD since the beginning and was on of the first people who really experienced every facet of UKSD. From participating in the programs, to being a youth leader, to now being on the board, she’s personally experienced UKSD from end-to-end. Begs has played soccer since just about the time she could walk.
She has dedicated the majority of her life to learning and playing the game. Begs is passionate about developing the tactical skills of players but cares most about helping to build their character and be a positive impact on their lives. She has traveled all across the world to use the game of soccer as a bridge between different types of people.From participating in the programs to helping run them herself, she has seen UKSD come full circle and knows the impact that the programs can make on people.