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The Management

Penicuik Athletic
Established 1888
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.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Begg as our new 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.
David Lees Coach
Kimberley Yeak Physio
Scott MacKenzie coach
John Menzies goal keeper coach
Tony Begg Manager
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
Dean Shanks Coach
Dean’s playing career saw him have spells with Spartans Amateurs, Spartans Juniors, Edinburgh United, Tynecastle and Hawick Royal Albert before he went into coaching. He was appointed as Manager of Hawick Royal Albert while they were in the Lowland League and notably led them to a 3-1 victory away at Berwick Rangers in the Scottish Cup. He moved onto Gala Fairydean Rovers in 2018 where his side achieved a mid- table finish the Lowland League and a third round appearance in the Scottish Cup. He left Gala at the end of his season and joined the coaching team at East Kilbride. Dean was then part of an interim management team at East Kilbride for a number of months last season, leaving the role in February.