Meet the team

Meet the team

James Collins

U23 Head coach

Tom Maydew

Head of Midland Recruitment

Mathew Stock

PDP Player Care Officer

Marc McLaren

U12 Lead Foundation Phase Coach

Lewis Grant

Academy Sport Science

Paul O’Brien

U11's coach / Coach development co-ordinator

Jack Parrish

Foundation Phase Support Coach

Jonathan Redhead

Safeguarding and Player Care Officer

Scott Fry

Head of Academy Goalkeeping

Jack Maydew

Academy Recruitment Officer

Darius Vassell

Youth DeveloPhase

Jonathan Hunter-Barrett

Head of Coaching/Football Operations

Harry Hooman

Head of UK Academy Recruitment 12-19

David Cooke

U18 Education Manager

Ryan Howard

U13's Lead Coach

James McPike

U18 assistant coach

Steve Davis

Lead Coach

Jonathan fenner

U23s Lead strength and conditioning coach

Adrian Ganchev

13/14s Lead Coach

Tate James

U15/U16 Performance Analyst

Paul Kavanagh

Kit operations

Chris Butler

U9-14 Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach

Daniel Watson

Lead Foundation Phase 9 - 12

Rachel Hutchison

Operations Officer

Mark Sinclair

Head Of Education

Paul O’Brien

Lead 9s Coach

Sam Bowring

U18s Sports Scientist

Natalie Deakin

Education and Welfare Officer

Ross Ensor

Pre Academy/Foundation Phase Coach

Elliot Piggott-Smith

U18s Physiotherapist

Darren Ryan

Elite Player Development Manager

Steven Clancy

U14 assistant Coach

Matt Perry

Head of Medical Services and Academy Doctor

Stephen Hooper


Ian Sharps

Under 16s lead coach

Wes Hughes

15/16 Cell Lead Coach

Sean Parrish

Professional Phase Support Coach - U23’s Assistant Coach

Adam Firman

Senior Academy & U23s Performance Analyst

Matt Butterfield

Academy Clinical Lead/U23 Physiotherapist

Every young adult is important, any player leaving us will be ready for life’s challenges whether that be in football or another profession

Scott Sellars | Head of Academy