Kaya Futbol Club would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new head coach, Adam Reekie. He is the replacement for David Perković, who coached the club for two seasons.
Born in Folkestone, England, Adam Reekie, 34, holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” Coaching License, USSF National Youth License, and a coaching certificate from the English Football Association.
Before his appointment as Kaya’s head coach, he was the assistant coach of the Syracuse women’s football team for three seasons (2011–2014). His previous coaching stints also include being the assistant coach of the Canisius men’s football team (2009–2011), head coach of the Louisburg College women’s football team (2007–2009), and assistant coach of Lock Haven women’s football team for one season. Moreover, in his late teens, he was a community coach at Charlton Athletic Football Club.
“I am excited to join Kaya FC at this time when football clubs play a key role in the development of Philippine football,” said Reekie. “I know the club will be right behind me, and I hope I can make a big impression.”
Reekie, a former footballer, had a fairly modest playing career, most notably starting in all 34 games for Canisius and having been chosen as the team captain in 2004. Prior to that, he played for Louisburg (2001–2003), earning the Student-Athlete of the Year award in 2003, and helped the Hurricanes advance to two NJCAA national tournaments.
“This is a great opportunity for me to grow as a coach and experience the culture and football of the Philippines. I hope to bring what I have learnt from my time in England and the USA to Kaya FC and help them grow as a club and be successful on and off the pitch,” said Reekie.
We believe it is important to bring in someone who shares our values and is committed to our vision. Reekie has a history of achievements with his previous teams, both as a player and as a coach, and we are pleased to say that we have found a man with the experience, knowledge, and passion fit to lead Kaya in the FA League Cup and beyond.