Head Coach Gerry Ronald

Gerry Ronald starred on the wing for Clydebank in the 80's, where he played over 250 games.

His career also included spells at Morton and Dundee United where they were challenging both Rangers and Celtic.

Gerry is the founder and Head Coach of Grassroots Development Coaching. His sole focus is the improvement of young players of all backgrounds, and all abilities.

Here we gather some testimonials about Gerry the player, and Gerry the coach.


Tommy Coyne

Clydebank, Dundee Utd, Dundee, Celtic, Motherwell, Rep of Ireland.

Having brought his own children to Grassroots:

"Gerry Ronald was probably the best ever player I played with.The ability he had to take on players was unbelievable. He has a great manner with kids of all ages."

James McArthur

Hamilton Academicals, Wigan Athletic, Crystal Palace, Scotland

On his time at Grassroots:

"The coaching is first class and would recommend any young player to listen carefully. Their coaching is second to none"

Craig Bryson

Clyde, Kilmarnock, Derby, Aberdeen, St. Johnstone, Scotland

On his time at Grassroots:

"Gerrys coaching made me a better player in how to use the ball, get forward and improved my game."

Owen Coyle

Dumbarton, Clydebank, Airdrieonians, Bolton Wanderers, Motherwell etc.

"As a player Gerry was an outstanding player and a real desire to win..."

Alan Gow

Clydebank, Rangers, Motherwell, Exeter City, St. Mirren, etc.

"The hardest is for any young player is to be given a chance to show what they can do. Grassroots is very well connected and players will be given a chance. Its up to the players to grab it when it does."

Billy Davies

Manager: Motherwell, Preston North End, Derby County, Nottingham Forest

"The team deserve an enormous amount of credit for what they do and is rewarded with the players they produce"

Gerry Britton

Player: Partick Thistle, Livingston, Dundee, Dunfermline etc.

Now: Chief Executive Partick Thistle

"I keep a close eye on the players Gerry is developing. Training is centered on high tempo ball work and the kids are encouraged to develop their technique and skills in a very positive coaching enviroment."

Sir Alex Ferguson

Manager: East Stirlingshire, St. Mirren, Aberdeen, Scotland, and Manchester United

To Gerry "I would have made you a millionarie!"