About Dondonald Development


Dundonald Development is a fully qualified Football coaching scheme. Through our committed and driven workforce we succeed both on and off the football pitch.  Led by Robert Harriott, Dundonald have a diverse pool of professional coaches who work closely with footballers of all ages and abilities. 

Our motto “Teaching through Football” reiterates how we bridge the differences between races, culture, gender and social equality, regardless of social status.  We are very active in the Borough of Merton creating a professional, safe, fun and friendly environment for all of our participants to share their love for the nation’s game of football.  We take our combination of knowledge and experience in mentoring and motivating to deliver programmes which go way beyond Football.

Both our football teams, under 14s and the seniors have won many trophies and accolades over the last 4 seasons and both teams have acquired the ‘Charter Standard’ status. This is a prestigious kitemark recognised by the FA governing bodies.  It is awarded to well run clubs who continually meet their strict criteria.

Dundonald Development is the perfect place for children aged from 6-16 to learn, have fun and express themselves. 

Dundonald Development is the perfect place for adults to learn, have fun and express themselves too!

We pride ourselves on our ability to “reach out” to both the young and the older across a number of social settings.

We are able to bring our unique services to you, regardless of size of location in and around the London and Surrey areas. Please e-mail bob@dundonalddevelopment.com to find out how we can support your needs.

How did it all begin?

Dundonald Juniors came together by “word of mouth” in late spring, early summer of 2014.  From meeting in the local park every week without fail all boys went on to have a lot of fun and build new friendships. The boys also went on to develop as individuals yet more importantly develop as a good footballing team.  Robert and Oral (Head Coach) taught the fundamentals of the game, passing, communication, movement, positional play, vision and awareness.  This culminated in the youth team winning their division in the respected Surrey Youth League in their very first season, winning the league by 11 points.  For a brand new team this is simply a remarkable achievement.  Off the back of this exceptional debut season, the boys have now been put up two divisions for the upcoming 2014/15 season. From this, they have begun working in schools with specialist sports teams, after school clubs and even enrichment programmes using localised Sports Premium Funding.