Johnny Harvey returned to Penicuik Athletic as manager after the resignation of Craig Meikle. Johnny managed Tranent Juniors, Edinburgh United, with whom he won the South Division title, and then Haddington Athletic where he managed the side to promotion to the Premier League. During his playing career he represented Berwick Rangers, Bonnyrigg Rose, Tranent Juniors, Bathgate Thistle, Penicuik Athletic (two spells) and Bo'ness United. A striker, he netted over 100 goals in his time at Penicuik, where he was also captain, and was a Scottish Junior Cup winner with Bathgate Thistle in 2008.
Dave Lees, formerly manager at Dunbar United between 2008 and 2014 and briefly a player for Haddington Athletic at Millfield back in the 1981/82 season. Dave brings with him a wealth of coaching experience in East Lothian, having first coached as long ago as the late 1970s with Belhaven Boys Club. David Lees: Coaching Qualifications: SFA B- Licence, SFA A - Introductory Certificate, SFA Children’s Licence, SFA Youth Award: Senior Coaching: Haddington Athletic - Coach 2015/2016, Dunbar United - Manager 2009- 2014, Tranent Juniors - Coach/Manager 2009: Youth Coaching: Dunbar United Colts 1996-2010 (U8 -U19’s including Soccer School), SFA Coach Educator 2004 -2008 (Responsible for delivery of SFA level 1 Development and Early Touches courses to clubs coaches in East Lothian, Edinburgh and Borders )
I have been involved in football for most of my life through playing and coaching. It was through coaching a girls team at Haddington that I met and started working with Johnny. For the past 2 years I have worked full time for a physiotherapy company in Edinburgh. Prior to this is I Graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science. Subsequently gaining qualifications in Sports Massage, Acupuncture, 1st Aid and Pilates and I will gain my MSc in Physiotherapy within 2 years
For the last 15 years I have coached goalkeepers at Youth, EOS & Junior levels. Managing to win various Youth League titles and cups, including the U19 Scottish Cup however in 2011the opportunity arose and I moved up to the Junior grade and in 2013/14 won the South Division title. Following that success & After 10 years’ service I moved from Edinburgh United to Haddington Athletic to become their first ever Junior team’s goalkeeping coach, in 2014/15 I was part of the successful coaching team who won the South Division (again), last season was spent pushing for promotion from the Premier League, during my time at Haddington I created a youth goalkeeping development programme for the club to follow, In my playing days I kept goal for several amateur outfits in the capital, reaching the heady heights of playing for the select squad.
Scott McKenzieAssistant Coach
Tony BeggAssist Manager
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Begg as our new assistant manager. Tony is a highly qualified coach and is Club Development Manager at Scottish Football Association, UEFA Elite Youth A License UEFA B license SFA Advanced childrens license. He is also SFA 2020 coach and previously Academy Coach with both Hibernian FC and Motherwell FC. Welcome to Penicuik Athletic.
Scott Mckenzie or Murf as he is known is a Penicuik local who joins us after leaving Hawick royal Albert last year were he was part of a successful management team who guided the royalists to the lowland league and 3rd round of the William hill Scottish cup. Murf is said to be a promising up and coming coach and delighted to be at his home town club.