Meet the Team
Educational Technology Developers for over 11 years
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Keys to Football is part of the EDLounge Ltd group of businesses. Edlounge has a huge track record in delivering education and training across several continents around the world.
Simon Hall was the lead within the EDLounge customer service team, their expansion of educational establishments and supporting in the increase in content. Simon’s background consists of football as a senior county referee, coaching having established a team and club from nothing. The club grew in the city of football Sheffield from one team to 17 teams of all ages including both male and female teams.
In education, Simon worked with hard to reach students and their families developing them, getting them to believe in themselves and achieving more than was expected. Simon wouldn’t allow anyone to become a statistic but be the best they could be. His passion for reaching more and more possible students to be the best was a perfect fit for Simon and EDlounge. Through distance learning Simons extensive safeguarding knowledge meant the improvements were instant.
In 2018 EDLounge were one of 32 providers to be selected to train via distance and blended learning by the UK government to upskill the UK workforce.
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Through educating adults as well as our young people, the platform was built, enhanced and was a huge success. The possibilities in sport were unfounded and Simon could see the possibility to begin with for referee development.
Simon spoke with Keith Hackett former head of the PGMOL in premiership who was responsible for the development of elite match officials and getting them to FIFA standard.
Keith is a well done match official on the old English division one and then the Premier League. Before replacing Don Howe as the main person in charge.
Former Head of PGMOL, FIFA Referee, Officiated in over 100 countries. FA Cup Final referee, Euro Finals, Olympic Games, published Author.
Keith who was one of the originals instigators of working with Pro-zone and advanced technology saw the platform and realised the quality and development aspects of it straightaway. Bringing in former premier league officials who also supported the vision Keith and Simon both had.
Keys to Football took 11 years educational knowledge and Keys to Football was born. Simon and Keith work closely together to ensure so much is correct, including developing a laws of the game app to test players, coaches and match officials.
This established educational technology company is a great foundation to build a strong training modules for each and every sport. Keys to Football, Keys to rugby league, Keys to Basketball and so so much more.
Meet the Team including the World Class Experts: They include Coaches, Referees and players.
Putting together a group of experts covering the sporting world to advise and guide players, coaching and match officials.
With an education background and helping people be the best they can be. Still active in the Referee Association and part of the mentor scheme locally.
Former Premier league and FiFA and referee Mark Halsey
Roger Dilkes ex Premier League referee and also a Human Resources guru
Former Premier league and FiFA and assistant referee Andy Hogg
Former Premier League and FIFA assistant referee
Former Premier league and FiFA and assistant referee Guy Beale
Our Semi professional player and qualified coach advisor to help with tactics and player development.