'As a Player and Coach I have been involved with the beautiful game for most of my life except a 12 year hiatus as a Firefighter. I've played and coached at all levels at home and abroad.
Through life's experience and travelling, I have noticed a tick box culture with no real depth, meaning or follow through for the forgotten groups in society.
I am often asked why I do what I do and I can only say that it is a deep affinity and affection I feel, a real heart-felt yearning to help people that need it.
Maybe it's because I am one of those people'.
Allan was a Professional Footballer for 17 years playing notably for Tottenham Hotspur as well as Brentford FC where he featured in over 120 matches scoring 18 goals where his long hair and infamous 'Wiggle-It' goal celebration is still remembered fondly by supporters of the hallowed turf of Griffin Park. He was also the Manager of St. Albans City FC and Chertsey Town FC.
After a career as a London Fire Fighter, Allan hopped across the pond to the USA in 2011 where he founded an innovative training programme called Soccer Sounds and Urban cage Soccer which achieved US national attention with its unique approach of motivating and challenging the youth player. Later he became the Technical Specialist of the Philadelphia Union Academy and Head Coach of the Metropolitan Oval Academy in New York.
He has completed 3 very successful and award winning years as Head Coach of University College London, 2 years as Head Coach at Cambridge University and is now Head Coach of GKT FC (St Thomas', Guy's and King's College Hospitals).