Our Team

Get to Know Us


Luke Kennedy

Head of YDP

Luke has been a professional footballer at Peterborough United and Rushed and Diamonds FC. He now runs all of YDP and is always on the look out for talented athletes in his coaching sessions that could potentially compete in the US.


Josh Carpenter

Head of Sports Recruitment

Josh spent 5 years in the USA playing for William Carey University in the NAIA, in his final year he reached the semi-finals of the national tournament and was also named 2nd team All-American. Since returning to the UK in May 2019, Josh has made it his mission to help other young athletes achieve the best scholarships possible from US universities.

Matt Carpenter

Soccer Consultant

Matt is our soccer consultant for the southern region of the UK and he has years of experience in how the US college system operates. 

Katie Mason

Sport Consultant

Katie's first sport is field hockey for which she has competed at a national level in England for Leicester Ladies. She works with female athletes from the Midlands looking to head out to the US on a scholarship.