ICRD Soccer

Meet Our Coaches

Meet Our Coaches 

Impact FC prides itself in providing quality coaching to all its teams. Premier UK soccer provides all of our professional coaches. 
For more information on Premier UK soccer please visit:
http://www.premieruksoccer.co.uk/

Andrew Thompson

Director of Coaching Impact FC

Email: athompson.premieruk@gmail.com


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Andy Thompson is the driving force behind Premier UK Soccer. Andy plays a integral role in the development of all areas within Premier UK’s Structural Program, offering his expertise and knowledge on and off the coaching field, producing a quality and ever evolving product throughout the state of NC for youth soccer players. He has been with Premier UK for 6 years.

He has been involved in youth soccer for 10 years including coaching children within Professional Academies in England during the time he was completing his degree.

Andy graduated from the University of Sunderland with a BSC (Hons) Degree in Sports and Exercise Development. Which involved studies in areas of Psychology of sport, sociology of sport, fitness, nutrition and coaching.

He has Semi-Professional playing experience in England with West Auckland Town FC and Captained Sunderland University First Team while studying for his degree.

Andy also holds the following coaching qualifications: FA Level 1 & 2, including First Aid and Child Protection, UEFA B License, NSCAA National, Advanced and Premier Diploma and is listed on the Olympic Development Program Staff. Recently, Andy coached Premier UK Elite 97 Boys to US Club National Champions.



Luke Duffy 
Academy Director 

Email: lduffy.premieruk@gmail.com


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Luke began employment January 2012 with Premier UK Soccer Coaching. He is an asset to the business and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge after previous experiences in the United States and United Kingdom.

Luke is a native of Wakefield, England. Luke played for Doncaster Rovers FC before moving to the United States for a soccer scholarship with Lees-McRae College at the age of 18. He was a part of a tradition rich soccer program, winning the conference three times, conference Carolina’s tournament twice. He appeared in the NCAA Division II tournament all four years and in 2009 reaching the National Final.

Luke received many accolades during his time on the Lees-McRae soccer program, leading the program in minutes played. He graduated December 2011 with a B.S in Sports Science. During the summer 2011 Luke traveled across to West Virginia to play with the West Virginia Chaos in the Premier Development League. Luke is currently the Assistant men’s soccer coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Luke brings a rich playing experience to Premier UK, he also has a FA level 2 coaching qualification as well as American Red-Cross CPR/AED Certified, Football Association Child Protection Certified.


He is the current coach of the ICRD U14 Hammers, ICRD U18 Bulldogs and ICRD U18 Lady Wolves, U11 Stars Girls and Academy Director. 


Adam Tipper 

Professional Coach  

Email: atipper.premieruk@gmail.com


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Born and bread out of Birmingham England, Adam has been involved with soccer all his life. Whilst playing for Sutton Coldfield College Academy he gained his FA level 1 & 2 by the age of 16. Upon completion of College, he went to The University of Derby to study a degree in Sports Coaching. Alongside this, he coached for Derby County F.C gaining valuable experience. On completion of his studies he became a scout for Wolverhampton wanders F.C and was manger of the Community Fusion Program, which became a development center for the Wolves developmental players, in addition to setting up his own goalkeeping school. Adam brings great experience after running and assessing qualifications for Premier Skills, where he mentors and improves coaches in the local areas.  He has already had two stints out in America working in New Jersey and Atlantic City.

Adam brings former professional playing experience from Buxton F.C, Sutton United F.C and Saltley Stallions F.C, along with the  Sports Coaching Degree, FA Qualifications, Goalkeeping Qualification and completion of the A1 Assessors Licence.

Adam is Current head coach of the U17 Tornado's Boys, U14 Lady Panthers, U12 Raptors Boys, U11 Wolves Boys