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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


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Lead Foundation Phase Coach - Ben Jurance


Head of Academy Goalkeeping - Craig McCreeth


Heads of Safeguarding - Pauline Newton and Peter Brophy



Vetting and Disclosure Officer - Russ Teece



Head of Education and Welfare - Dave Riley


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Head of Player Care - Natalie Wood


Head Physiotherapist - Ben Harrington


Head of Performance Analysis - Lewis Needham


Academy Secretary - Louise Taylor


Academy Coaching (part-time)

U15/16 = Dan Reece, Alex Ramsey* and Billy Jones 


U14 = Dave Riley and Ollie Eden

U13 = Steve Benyon and Geoff Williams*

U12 = Praneel Sidhu and Alex Fletcher*

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U11 = Ben Jurance and Dan Blackman

U10 = Craig Edwards*

U9 = Lincoln Chau and Jack Pate*


* Photo missing


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