Wilson's School

Football

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Despite the fact that Wilson’s is a grammar school, it has an outstanding sporting reputation. Our main sport is football, in which the school has a long and enviable history of success. The school has six teams at Under 19 level as well as two teams for every age group from Under 12s up to Under 16s. Football is compulsory in games (PE) throughout much of the season during a pupil’s early years at the school, and the department is run by John Molyneux. Mr Molyneux is backed up by a dedicated and experienced staff team.

Mr Simmons: Head of Football at Wilson’s School. He is FA Qualified and manages the 1st XI; he has coached at a number clubs including Arsenal and Fulham soccer schools and Kent youth teams; he was also captain/manager for St. Mary’s University’s 1st XI. He has had the honour of playing for England and Great Britain University football teams. He has played for many clubs throughout his career and currently plays for Dulwich Hamlet. In addition to the traditional eleven a side football, he has been heavily involved in the England Futsal team, where he played in the KL World Cup and UEFA Cup qualifiers, although he says his greatest achievement was being captain for Great Britain in the university World Cup in Palma.  

Mr Parkinson: PE Teacher at Wilson’s. He is FA Qualified and is currently in his 6th year of managing teams, which have included Kent youth teams, university teams and at present Wilson’s U14A where he has been accorded Manager Of The Year, winning the District Cup and getting to the Final of the Surrey Cup due to be played after Easter. He has coached in various parts of the country, and has also had the opportunity to extend his expertise in the USA. He was regarded as one the top coaches on the East coast (2002/3), resulting in him coaching academies such as the Metrostars. He is now involved with Fulham coaching development. 

Past Football Tours
2003 – Holland - Valkenberg
2004 – Italy – Lido de Jesolo
2005 – Croatia – Porec
2006 – Spain – Villa Real
2007 – Lilleshall, France - Disneyland
2009 – Spain - Valencia
2010 – Spain - Valencia
2011 – Spain - Valencia
2012 – Spain - Valenica
2013 – Spain -  Albir Gardens
2014 – Spain - Albir Gardens
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1st XI and 2nd XI Surrey League Winners 2011