“There’s an unbelievable pressure to win Mickey Mouse games on a Saturday morning, and the pressures is exclusively coming from the parents.”

From coaching with the New York Red Bulls to being involved in grassroots football in Dublin, Jack Ryan has used his experience to create a platform that he believes can transform sports clubs and the volunteers who run them.

It can be a jungle, you rock up to a training session, the kids are very receptive and if they notice even an ounce of hesitancy from a parent, they’re like animals all over you. They run riot and you can lose the session quite quickly.” Jack Ryan is talking from experience but it is also an experience anyone who has volunteered for their son or daughter’s sports club would understand. Ryan has developed an app MyClub which he believes will help with this element of local club management and many more. “This is coming from experience, myself, I’ve often…

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