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Behind the Badge: Matt Hardiman

By GPS Media, 12/20/18, 11:15AM EST


Get to Know GPS' Massachusetts Premier Director

December 20th, 2019, Waltham, MA; Matt is the third GPS staff member to be included on our Behind the Badge series. This series is being carried out in order to help our ever growing community of players, parents and coaches connect better with the club.

By giving you an inside look at some of the personalities that make GPS tick we hope to further help you see GPS as YOUR club.

1. What is your current role with Global Premier Soccer? I am the GPS MA Premier Director.

2. When did you join GPS? I joined GPS in April 2010

3. What prompted your move to the USA? I came to the United States seeking an opportunity to work in football while also getting to experience a different country.

4. What do you enjoy most about your job? I love football and therefore everything I am doing is based around that. Having the ability to play a huge role in the development of players is the biggest factor and interacting with people from all different backgrounds.

5. What are some of your biggest highlights with the club? Watching teams improve. I have had success on a national level and that was due to the hard work of players. Having players graduate into college programs and play a big part there has been very rewarding as well. In that same vein, having players who have started with the club and are still playing and developing is another highlight.

6. If you hadn’t come to work at GPS what do you think you would be doing? I would have always like to do something that was focused around football/sport while also having the ability to teach and impact the younger generation. If it didn’t deal with sport it may be a school teacher