It’s with a heavy heart we at Florida Celtic Soccer Club announce Matthew Risley has decided to step down as the club’s Director of Coaching. Matt has devoted most of his life to developing youth soccer players in the Largo/Seminole area. For the past 25 years Matt could be found running training sessions in our area. He did this because of his love for the game, and the love for our local community. Matt built an Academy program years ago at our club that laid the foundation for so many of our higher achieving successful teams today. He is also responsible for seeing our club into full CDL (Club Directors League) membership, hiring directors Fatjon Susaj, Daniel Xhafaj, John Orr, and Jonathon Burns, as well as several of our club’s current coaches. Matt’s work over the past two decades is irreplaceable and he will be sorely missed.
Thank you Matthew Risley for the years of dedication and service to youth soccer in West Central Pinellas County!