Former West Ham United Player and International Coach George Cowie has 17 years experience organising and overseeing football tours to the UK. George joined West Ham United as a professional player in 1977. During his time, West Ham won the FA Cup and were League Cup runners-up, George being on the substitutes bench against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in the 1980 FA Charity Shield.
George has played in top level games against Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham and he was the captain of the Scotland U18 Professional Youth team in 1978. In 1983 George returned to his native Scotland where he went on to make nearly 100 appearances for Hearts in the Scottish Premier League before injury cut short his career. Following relocation to Australia, George has remained involved in the game as a coach at various levels including, Technical Manager of Football Queensland, National Coach of Papua New Guinea Under 23 Olympic Team, National Coach of the Solomon Islands.
In his first year in Australia, he coached Brisbane club, Wynnum Wolves to win the Queensland Cup, their first major trophy in 77years. He then coached Sunshine Coast FC to a Premiership Double and was voted “Queensland Coach of the Year” in 2008. George is a UEFA A License qualified coach and has worked as a Coach Education Instructor at A and B license level for Football Federation Australia.