Oliver started coaching at age fifteen and quickly realised this was a passion that he wished to pursue. When he finished school he landed a international coaching role along the West Coast of California where he coached more than 300 young football enthusiasts from football camps to elite clubs. Gaining invaluable knowledge abroad spurred him to create what is now called ‘Swerve Soccer’ which has now seen more than 2000 different players attend various programmes successfully created. He has now been active in this industry for more than thirteen years and wishes to create experiences for players that last a lifetime.
Oliver is now a joint-manager for one of the leading independent school football teams in the country (Bede’s School).
James Fraser is an ex-professional player for Bristol Rovers FC and an ex-youth team player for Brighton & Hove Albion. James currently plays at a semi-professional level and was once crowned the ‘player of the season’ (by his league opponents), ‘Players-player’, ‘Coaches Player of the Year’ and ‘Supporters Player of the Year’.
James now operates ‘Swerve Soccer’ alongside Oliver for the past ten years. He is also an advanced high performance trainer.
Dan is a former England U21 and EFL Championship player who has represented professional clubs such as Southampton, Brighton & Hove Albion, Millwall, Ipswich Town and many more.
Dan joined the team in 2018 and brings a wealth of expertise and experience from the professional game to Swerve Soccer. With Dan’s connections we are also able to offer higher playing opportunities through his extensive connections withing the football sector.
After School Club Coordinator
George Hayward is an ex-youth team player for Brighton and Hove Albion. George was with BHAFC until the age of 19 of which he was then released.
He currently works as an after-school football club coordinator for Swerve Soccer and is an advanced level 3 personal trainer.
He currently plays at a semi-professional level for a team based in the South East of England who play in national competitions such as the FA Cup.
Coach & Agency Liaison Director
Luca is a UEFA B Licence coach and has previous experience working at International Summer Camps for over five years. Formerly head of Bede’s Summer School Football Academy, Luca joined the Swerve Soccer’s team having coached with Oliver.
In addition to his coaching, Luca is a Football Consultant at Coda Independent Sports agency based in London. He also holds a guest lecturer position at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge – a role which led him to deliver a presentation on Football, Society and International Development at FIFA headquarters in Switzerland.
Luca is also fluent in Italian and spent three months coaching in Italy as part of his undergraduate Sports Science degree.
Luke is our newest member of the team. Luke has international coaching experience and a wealth of knowledge providing training to local clubs and schools. Luke is a UEFA qualified coach and provides training at our holiday camps.