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Key PersonnelKeith Gilbert - CEO
Before establishing Premier Coaching International, Keith had a successful career in business, primarily in the financial services sector, holding various senior management positions and directorships. In 2001 he set up an international distribution company specialising in property investment funds and by 2007 the company had operations throughout the UK, Europe, the Far East, Africa and the Middle East.
He has left the financial services industry to concentrate fully on establishing Premier Coaching International as a leading company in the area of youth soccer with the aim of offering a wide range of soccer related programmes and services primarily in the US but also in other regions worldwide.
Keith has a keen interest in soccer and has managed sides at junior, colts and youth level during which time he has established connections with a number of leading figures at various levels in the game which, in turn, led to the formation of Premier Coaching International.
Robbie Earle MBE - Director of Coaching
Director of Coaching, Robbie Earle, had a soccer career of approximately 600 games, scoring around 150 goals in English soccer with Port Vale FC and Wimbledon FC, the latter at the highest level in the English Premier League. Robbie played for England at B International level before representing Jamaica in the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals where he scored the country's first ever goal in the finals of the world's premier soccer tournament. During his playing career, Robbie received an M.B.E. for his services to soccer.
Robbie has extensive coaching experience (holding a UEFA "A" Coaching License) and works closely with the English FA and English Premier League as a consultant across varying football related activities. One such example is helping to develop an overseas coaching and language initiative in conjunction with the Premier League and British Council called "Premier Skills" where he holds the position of head coach. The initiative was piloted in Egypt and India and it is planned to extend into China and Africa.
Another of Robbie's roles within the English F.A. includes hosting and presenting at conferences on a nationwide basis and he is also a member of the Football Regulatory Authority who oversee the policies and competence of The Football Association.
He has retained contact with the grassroots of the English game by working closely with the Professional Football Association (PFA) and the Football Foundation where one of his specific roles is to sit on the Community Fund Board, helping to ensure the development of the game by the recommendation of funds to worthy soccer related causes.
Due to his numerous links with the game, Robbie works with a number of charitable organisations. He is Patron of a charity for children with leukaemia, and is also an Honorary Patron for "Show Racism The Red Card Project".
Robbie has considerable involvement with the media and is currently contracted to ITV Sport where he has carved out a niche as an informative contributor on games in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, English Premier League and the Football League. He has written for numerous national newspapers and regularly contributes to the largest newspaper in London, the Evening Standard. More recently Robbie has started to present regularly on the award winning US soccer radio programme, World Soccer Daily, broadcast from Los Angeles.
Trevor Carvall - Commercial Director
Trevor trained as a civil engineer and has over 30 years experience in the housing and construction industry, having held main board and non-executive board positions. He still retains an interest in the industry, acting on a consultancy basis to these sectors, including design and building management.
Trevor has had considerable involvement