Meet the team

Meet the team

Jonathan Hunter-Barrett

Academy Manager - Football

Laura Nicholls

Academy Manager - Operations

Darren Ryan

Head of player development

Steve Davis

Pathways Manager

Mike Scott

Head of coach development

James Collins

U21 Head coach

Richard Walker

Lead professional development phase coach

James McPike

U18 assistant head coach

Scott Bevan

Head of academy goalkeeping

Jonathan Flatt

Goalkeeping coach

Phil Smart

Academy goalkeeping coach

Ben Czerepaninec

GPS analyst

Ivan Cash

Academy operations coordinator

Shawn Briscoe

Academy coach (International tours coordinator)

Mark Hyland

Player care manager

Simon Jones

Lead academy doctor

Charlie Crawford

Education officer

Calvin Smith

Pre-academy recruitment officer

Sam Langston

Academy football research and methodology analyst

Natalie Scates

Player care & parent engagement officer

David Morrison

Head of academy sports science

Dan Pearce

U21 academy kit & equipment lead

Kate Jervis

School liaison officer

Jess Fay

Sports scientist

Josh Plail

Youth development phase physiotherapist

Carlos-Miguel De Azevedo

Development phase coach

Rhys Carr

Individual specific development coach

Rhondell Stabana

Player care officer

Thomas Maundrell


Ashley Lovell

Foundation phase lead coach

Ryan Howard

Youth development phase coach

Paul O’Brien

Foundation phase lead coach

Jack Parrish

Pre-academy and development coach

Jonathan Redhead

Safeguarding and Player Care Officer

Jack Maydew

Head of local recruitment

Darius Vassell

Development phase coach

Karl Broadhurst

Foundation phase lead coach

Harry Hooman

Head of UK Academy Recruitment 12-19

David Cooke

U18 Education Manager

Ryan Howard

U13's Lead Coach

Jonathan Fenner

U21s Lead strength and conditioning coach

Tate James

U15/U16 Performance Analyst

Daniel Watson

Individual specific development coach

Rachel Hutchison

Operations Officer

Mark Sinclair

Head of education

Natalie Deakin

Education and Welfare Officer

Elliot Piggott-Smith

U18s Physiotherapist

Steve Hooper

Kit & equipment coordinator

Ian Sharps

Lead coach

Wes Hughes

Youth phase lead coach

Adam Firman

Senior Academy & U21s Performance Analyst

Matt Butterfield

Academy Clinical Lead/U21 Physiotherapist