Craig returned home to Glasgow, Scotland in February 2017 after six and a half years in the USA. During his time there he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Management and a minor in Marketing from Webber International University located just outside Orlando, Florida.
As a Golfer, Craig competed in the Sun Conference where in 2011 he was part of the team that won the conference championship, the first for the Warriors since the league moved to its current format. The win secured an automatic bid to the 61st annual NAIA Men's Golf National Championship, at the Creekside Country Club in Salem, Oregon.
As a Soccer player at Webber he played in multiple Sun Conference Championships, was a winner of the Crooked Lake Cup and in his senior year was a key part of the 2013 Warriors team that were ranked the number #1 defence in the NAIA and #2 in the Nation including NCAA Division’s I, II & III by only conceding 8 goals in regular season. Craig received the NAIA "Champions of Character Award" during this season.
After graduating with his Bachelor’s and completing his National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) D & E Licence. Craig became the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Webber, coaching the Warriors to a further 2 Crooked Lake Cup’s all while achieving his MBA in Sport Business Management.
Craig now helps secure scholarship deals for FirstPoint USA athletes with the Clearing and Promotions team.
Before coming on board full time with First Point Usa’s clearing team I have ran numerous assessment days across the UK where available. I have been working as a Development Officer for Scottish Rugby Union for the last 5 years and also more recently Performance Academy Manager at my local club Greenock Wanderers where I played since age of 7 to 25. I attended the University of Glasgow and achieved a Bachelors degree in Accountacny & Finance.
I am still enjoying a playing career in the top flight Scottish Premiership with Glasgow Hawks where I am club captain and in my 3rd season and last years player of the year. I have also this year achieved 2 caps for the Scotland Club XV against England and Ireland and also had an appearence for Glasgow Warriors ‘A’ squad at 7s.
Rugby has always been my passion but I am committed to ensuring the future players of any sport get the best opportunities and I fully believe under First Point USA our clients will have the potential for an unforgettable sporting and educational experience.
A former FirstPoint USA client himself, Gary has recently joined our Clearing and Promotions team. Gary attended McPherson College, Kansas, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health. Throughout his time in the States, Gary enjoyed a successful playing career with McPherson College Soccer; winning the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Conference, the KCAC Tournament, representing McPherson in the Play NAIA National Tournament, and being recognised as an NAIA Scholar-Athlete in the 2014 season.
Annabel joined the FirstPoint USA team as a Sport Consultant, supporting athletes achieve their sporting and academic dreams.
Annabel graduated from Louisiana Tech University in February 2017, having completed 4 years on a full soccer scholarship and obtained a Bachelor of Science (First Class Hons with Distinction) in Kinesiology.
She began her football career aged 4, and played for a number of high level clubs in England - including AFC Wimbledon; Fulham FC; and Chelsea FC U17s. At Chelsea she captained her team to win the league and FA Youth Cup double. At senior level, Annabel played for Charlton Athletic Womens FC, beginning in the reserves team before stepping up to the first team.
Annabel is also an accomplished tennis player, and served as an official Ball Girl at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for 3 consecutive years before moving to the USA.
Now that Annabel has returned home to England, she is looking to pick up her soccer career again on a regular basis, as well as undertaking tennis coaching at her local club.