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Academy Staff

Academy Director - David Longwell


Academy Manager - Charlie Musselwhite

Head of Academy Coaching - Liam Eaton


Lead Professional Development Phase Coach - Kyle Kirby

Head of Academy Recruitment - Gary Wharton

Youth Development Phase Coach - Dan Reece

Lead Foundation Phase Coach - Ben Jurance

Head of Academy Goalkeeping - Craig McCreeth

Heads of Safeguarding - Russ Teece and Pauline Newton

Head of Education and Welfare - Dave Riley


Head Physiotherapist - Ben Harrington

Head of Performance Analysis - Lewis Needham

Head of Strength and Conditioning - Callum Reeves

Academy Secretary - Louise Taylor

Academy Coaching (part-time)

U15/16 = Dan Reece, Alex Ramsay and Billy Jones

U14 = Dave Riley and Ollie Eden

U13 = Steve Benyon and Geoff Williams

U12 = Praneel Sidhu and Alex Fletcher

U11 = Ben Jurance

U10 = Craig Edwards

U9 = Dan Blackham and Jack Pate


Academy Scout – Mike Williams

Academy Scout - Mitchel Wareing

Academy Scout - Adam Shillcock

Academy Scout - Toby Koch

Academy Scout - Josh Wharton

Academy Scout - Dave Elliot 

Academy Scout - Mark Berquez

Academy Scout - Steven Howson

Academy Scout - Antony Harker

Academy Transport Operator - David Cossie

Academy Transport Operator - Dean Baitey