About Dondonald Development

A shared passion for ‘The Beautiful Game’ formed a tight friendship between best buds Bob Harriott and Oral Williams, whose love of football made them want to share it with the community. They set up Dundonald Development as a local initiative to bring a dedicated and qualified football coaching scheme to the Borough of Merton.

Armed with a team of professional FA affiliated coaches, we work closely with footballers of all ages and abilities, regardless of race, culture, gender or social status. Our motto is ‘Teaching Through Football’ because we want to pass on valuable skills both on and off the pitch. By combining knowledge, experience and passion, we mentor, motivate and deliver programmes that go way beyond football.

Alongside Real Dundonald, our multiple cup finalists’ men’s team, Dundonald Development’s two youth teams (under 14s and seniors), have also won many trophies and accolades. Both teams have received ‘Charter Standard’ status, a prestigious kitemark recognised by the FA governing bodies, and only awarded to well-run clubs that continually meet strict criteria.

Dundonald Development help young people build confidence and express themselves through fun and learning. As well as one-to-one coaching sessions, we deliver football themed Birthday parties for children between 4 – 16 years old. We also run a football camp every school holiday, which creates the perfect environment for kids to make friends and share their love for the nation’s beautiful game.

We pride ourselves in our ability to reach out to people, young and old alike. Our unique services branch out across a number of social settings within the London and Surrey areas, including schools, community centres and after school clubs. Regardless of venue size, we can help meet your requirements, so please email rharriott@hotmail.co.uk to make enquiries.