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Our Staff

Meet our Football Development and Services Teams

Our Staff

The Football Development Team's role, led by Jon Wood our Head of Delivery, is to support the growth and retention of teams in the game and to develop new innovative forms of the football in the region.

Our Football Services Team, led by Alastair Kay our Head of Governance, manages discipline and supports clubs to run the game effectively. Within Football Services, our Safeguarding work is led by our Designated Safeguarding Officer who is responsible for leading and developing safeguarding, welfare and The FA's RESPECT programme to make our game as safe as possible.

If you would like to find out more or get in touch with us please use the contact details provided on this page.

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Development@Berks-BucksFA.com

Football Development Team

Jon Wood
Head of Delivery

Leads the development department to successfully deliver the FA’s National Game Strategy locally. Also responsible for supporting investment and facility projects across the area.

01235 544896
Jonathan.Wood@Berks-BucksFA.com 

Responsibilites 

Women & Girls Football lead responsible for supporting & sustaining female football provisions across the county, including league support & the Wildcats programme. Additional responsibilities included overseeing all recreational/non-traditional formats of football including: Just Play, Small-sided, Flexi, Walking Football.

Contact:

01235 544898
Ellen.Hopkins@Berks-BucksFA.com

Responsibilities

Football Development Officer responsible for supporting the development of clubs and leagues, including retention of teams, Charter Standard accreditation, affiliated and recreational disability football. Further responsibilities include the promotion of the ‘England Disability Talent Pathway’, growing the Disability Football Coach Education programme and the strategic coordination of local and regional partners to positively impact the priority areas within Disability Football.

Contact:

01235 558451
Jonathan.Coles@Berks-BucksFA.com

Responsibilities

Responsible for Coach Development including providing a comprehensive CPD programme for coaches to participate. Responsible for supporting and sustaining Youth football in the County, Youth Leadership including Youth Council and the ongoing development of Futsal.  

Contact:

01235 558459
Richard.Brant@Berks-BucksFA.com

Responsibilities

Responsible for the training, education and development of referees and referee work force across the county. Working with various stakeholders leagues and clubs to promote refereeing.

Contact:

01235 558455
Lisa.Benn@Berks-BucksFA.com

Responsibilites

Responsible for maintaining and developing the company website and social media platforms as well as content creation, design, branding, media/press enquiries and supporting local and national FA campaign/projects to raise awareness, provide key information/updates for our members and assist in the promotion of football opportunities 'For All' within our region.

Contact:


01235 544891
Steph.Clark@Berks-BucksFA.com 

Football Services Team

Responsibilities

Provide leadership to the Football Services team overseeing the governance of the game, including the annual registration and affiliation of clubs, leagues and officials, the management of County Cup competitions and Representative Squads, and the ongoing application of disciplinary and Safeguarding procedures.

Contact:

01235 544895
Alastair.Kay@Berks-BucksFA.com

Responsibilities

Responsibility for the safeguarding of children, ensuring safeguarding operating standards are met and to work collaboratively with, and support, the Club Welfare Officers and Youth League Welfare Officers.

Contact:

01235 544894
Safeguarding@Berks-BucksFA.com

Responsibilities

Oversees all discipline & misconduct investigations at County FA level, as well as acting as secretary at personal and non-personal hearings. Chris is also the County FA Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer.

Contact:

01235 544892
Chris.Penny@Berks-BucksFA.com

Responsibilities

First point of contact for clubs in Berkshire, Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire. Responsible for building relationship with clubs and assisting with general enquiries regarding various administrative aspects of running a club such as; player registration, safeguarding compliance, grant applications, basic discipline issues and more.

Contact:


01235 558454
Alex.Smith@Berks-BucksFA.com

Responsibilities

First point of contact for clubs in Buckinghamshire. Responsible for building relationship with clubs and assisting with general enquiries regarding various administrative aspects of running a club such as; player registration, safeguarding compliance, grant applications, basic discipline issues and more.

Contact:

01235 558452
Stacey.Hamer@Berks-BucksFA.com

Safeguarding Team

Responsibilities

Responsibility for the safeguarding of children, ensuring safeguarding operating standards are met and to work collaboratively with, and support, the Club Welfare Officers and Youth League Welfare Officers.

Contact:

01235 544894
Safeguarding@Berks-BucksFA.com

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer - Chris Penny
 
Senior Safeguarding Lead - Liz Verrall
 
Deputy Senior Safeguarding Lead - Alastair Kay
 
Board Safeguarding Champion - John Horsley

 
For all safeguarding enquiries please contact the Designated Safeguarding Officer, via:

01235 544894
Safeguarding@Berks-BucksFA.com