About Us

Name: ShaneO

Coaching Career: Started coaching in 1998 with my local club in Dublin called Castleknock Celtic, then went to USA for a year in 2002, moved to Edinburgh and coached at Hutchison Vale 2003-2012. Also short spells at North Berwick, Hibs, Civil Service Strollers and a few other clubs. 

Hobbies: I love most sports and can coach football, rugby, cricket, hockey, basketball, athletics and volleyball but these days Im more of an admin geek 🙂 I love mountain biking, playing snooker and horse racing.

Food: Anything really but you can't beat a homemade Sunday Roast!

Magazine: WSC When Saturday Comes

Player: Messi, even called my dog Leo!

Play2Learn was founded in Edinburgh by Dave Upton and Shane McCreevy during the Summer of 2005. We met while coaching football in New Jersey, USA during 2002 and formed a terrific friendship and working relationship which continues to grow. We both love football and favour short passing, high tempo, fast flowing, attacking football starting from the keeper.

Name: Dave

Coaching: Started coaching with my local club in Sunderland in 1996. Spent some time at Leeds United and then did 3 years in the USA where I met ShaneO. Moved to Edinburgh in 2005 to start P2L and coached Hutchie Vale 2005-12. Ive been the Coach Coordinator for Boroughmuir Thistle F.C. 2010 - Present.

Hobbies: I love most sports and can coach football, rugby, cricket, hockey, basketball, athletics and volleyball and love going on courses to keep up to date and to continue learning. I love sailing and yoga too.

Food: Curry

Magazine: Four Four Two

Player: Xavi “All day long I look for space, here? No! here? No!”