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The Team

PASS4Soccer have worked incredibly hard since 2002 to build a professional and dedicated team to help you realise your dream of gaining a soccer scholarship in the USA. Below are the staff that will be on hand to guide you and your family through the USA soccer scholarship process.

Barry Poole

Barry PooleBarry is a Founder and Director of PASS4Soccer.

Barry has a long association with America through paternal family connections and business specialising in International trade.

Upon leaving Public service in 1985 Barry set up businesses in sports publishing, marketing and project management.

As a parent of former PFA Scholar Philip, who chose to study and play as a recipient of a US university soccer scholarship, US coaches were increasingly contacting Barry about talented prospective student athletes. Barry has worked to ensure they and their parents were provided access to best advice, correct business practice and working closely with the appropriate interests both in the UK and USA to build up the most transparent and well respected scholarship company in the UK.

Danny Gibson

Danny GibsonDanny is a Regional Manager with PASS4Soccer and responsible for operations, player recruitment and player assessment.

Danny had an extensive career as a player within semi-professional football and played for numerous clubs in and around London and the South-East. He combined playing football with spending 19 years working in Further Education and he was one of the first pioneers to create a football playing and academic study course in the U.K. with Redbridge College. Over those years he managed to develop and build reputable and successful programmes within the College Football community.

Danny is a UEFA ‘A’ Licence coach and also holds the F.A. Age Appropriate Youth Modules 1 and 2. He is a Qualified Teacher and an F.A. Affiliate Licensed Tutor.

Prior to his work in Further Education, Danny had a spell of four years playing and coaching in California and Michigan. On returning to the U.K. he took up the role of U15s coach at Leyton Orient F.C. for three years. Other roles have included U18s Essex County Schools & Colleges Representative manager and a coach at Cambridge United F.C. Academy. In addition he has coached at various levels including non-league teams and grass roots clubs across all age groups.

Claire Scragg

Claire ScraggClaire joined the company in 2009 and is the friendly voice at the end of the phone at our Head Office. Claire supports players and parents through all aspects of the paperwork involved in gaining a scholarship in the USA including SAT Test bookings, NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Center registrations and US Visa Applications. Claire also assists with the planning and organising of all PASS4Soccer Assessment Days, US Tours and US Coach Showcases. Over the years, Claire has developed a detailed knowledge of the USA scholarship process and is a vital contact point for PASS4Soccer Network clients and their families.



Andrew McDonnell

Andrew McDonnellAndrew is the Digital Media Manager at P4S and recently joined the company at the start of 2019. He overseas all social media aspects, including running and updating the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts and maintains all news on the website too. Andrew also edits all the player video footage, which goes on to our Vimeo account.

Alongside university, where Andrew graduated with a first-class honours degree in Sports Journalism, he also has vast experience working in football over the last five years. He has been the Head of Media at non-league clubs such as Morpeth Town - where he reported at Wembley in 2016 - Blyth AFC, Bedlington Terriers and Seaham Red Star, while also writing for a whole host of publications, which include the Chronicle, Journal, Sunday Sun, Sunderland Echo and the Non-League Paper.

The Sunderland University graduate has won four awards for his work over the last three seasons, including two national accolades for his matchday programme, and he also currently provides content for Plymouth Argyle's programme in his spare time. His in-depth knowledge of sport doesn't stop at football though, Andrew has also covered cricket, basketball - for the Newcastle Eagles - and the NFL too.


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NEWS | #PASS4 client @Jjdonnelly14, who recently graduated from @campbelledu, scored for @TormentaFC_2 during their?

20/07/2019, 20:17:36

During the week, #PASS4 client Andrew Fox got himself on the scoresheet when he fired home to equalise for?

19/07/2019, 14:24:28

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19/07/2019, 12:14:23

Great to see P4S client @BaileyWhalley, formerly of the @OAFCAcademy, secure his visa at the US Embassy in London.?

19/07/2019, 11:44:23

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19/07/2019, 10:21:35

The opportunities are endless out in the #UnitedStates, including playing football throughout the summer. We have t?

18/07/2019, 15:34:51

RT @TeamBPSport: For any aspiring footballers who wish to play football in America ?? We recommend our scholarship partner @PASS4soccer who?

18/07/2019, 14:10:26

NEWS | PASS4Soccer Ireland General Manager Stephen Murray will be coaching the County Tyrone @SuperCupNI Team. We?v?

18/07/2019, 13:37:12

RT @kentschools_fa: If schools in @kentschools_fa have players considering applying for soccer scholarships in the USA ??, the official par?

17/07/2019, 18:17:41

NEWS | Two of our clients could be going head-to-head in the @USLChampionship tonight. Andrew Fox?s @eplocomotivefc?

17/07/2019, 11:52:56