Our Team

Onside Soccer employs part time staff and volunteers in various parts of the world and they all play a vital role in making our projects work.  Please hover over the photos below to find out more about our team.


Rev. Rob Powell is Team Rector at St. James Church, Streatham and has been in ministry for over 20 years after graduating from Trinity College Bristol with a BA (Hons) in Theology. Apart from football Rob is a huge Rugby League fan and supports St Helens.

Rob Powell     

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Grace Smith   

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Richard Beales

Liverpool supporting Yu Sheng is a hugely popular member of the team at our Carshalton project. Specialising in coaching younger children, Yu Sheng is married to Winnie and has one son called Wesley.

Yu Sheng Hsu

U.K. Staff

Paul is the founder of Onside Soccer and coaches at the Carshalton project. He has set up soccer academies in India and Uganda and is also Managing Director of  the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation. Paul supports Glasgow Rangers.

Paul Harbinson

A student at Glenthorne High, Sam is one of our longest serving coaches.  Manchester United supporting Sam works at our Carshalton project and has also coached in Ireland.

Sam Beales  

One of our longest serving coaches, Tom is currently studying at the University of Chichester. A keen sportsman, Tom plays tennis and table tennis to a high standard and supports Arsenal F.C.

Tom Beales  

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Fabrizio Proietti

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Beca McKay

After playing senior football for a number of non-league sides, age has adjudged that he should hang up his boots and try coaching instead. A sales manager by day, Dan also enjoys playing golf and tennis. Dan also has a son – Jonah - who attends the Onside coaching sessions.

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Dan Arkwright

Andrew is a founding member of the Spring of Life Association Gambia, Onside Soccer's delivery partner, and also works full time for Compassion UK. He supports Arsenal, loves sport & keeping fit and is passionate about developing and mentoring young people.

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Andrew Mendy

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Dan Carter  

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Ed Green

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Donal Galligan

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Jack Lane

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Steve Preedy

Uganda Staff

Our Head Coach in Uganda, Moses is a graduate of the Makerere University and is also founder of the Abato Foundation, an organisation founded to raise orphaned children in northern Uganda.  He lives in Mpigi in central Uganda.

Moses Kalanzi

Kenny joined our team in 2014 and looks after all of our work in Kampala. Besides coaching he helps with IT support at the Uganda office and is set to graduate with a degree in I.T. from St Lawrence University. he leads worship at his local church.

Kenny Sserunjogi

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India Staff

Churchill looks after all of our operations in India and takes care of our volunteers when they visit Chennai.  He is the founder of the Dr John Joseph Foundation and is a member of the board of Directors for the International YMCA. He enjoys cricket and tennis.

Churchill Joseph

Our Head Coach in Chennai is football freestyler Masthan Khan. Masthan joined the team in 2017 and is also currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Physical Education. He recently represented Reebok in their national TV campaign.

Masthan Khan

Gambia Staff

Semi-professional player Solomon currently plays for Hawks FC in the Gambian First Division. Previously played for Gamtel FC and is the holder of five FA Cup winners medals as well as being on the winning side in four Gambian Super Cup Finals.

Solomon Jarju 

Coach Melvin works with Coach Solomon in our Gambian project and, like Solomon, he also supports Arsenal as well as Barcelona.  Melvin enjoys playing football,beach football, computer games and cards.

Melvin Senghore       

Pascal coaches and trains the children and young people at Onside Soccer Gambia and holds a D Licence from the Gambia F.A.  He loves playing football and mentoring young people. Pascal supports Man Utd & Real Madrid and his coaching role model is Pep Guardiola.

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Pascal Jarju

Coach Melvin works with Coach Solomon in our Gambian project and, like Solomon, he also supports Arsenal as well as Barcelona.  Melvin enjoys playing football,beach football, computer games and cards.

Cathy Jatta