Coaching staff

Damien Allen

Academy Manager

Qualifications
UEFA-A Senior License, UEFA- A Elite advanced License, and MSc Sporting Directorship

Experience
15 years coaching experience (Bangor City FC 1st team, Bury FC academy, Wales U14 national squads, Cheadle Hulme School)

Playing career
Manchester United FC Academy, Stockport County FC, Bury FC, Royal Antwerp FC, Morecambe FC, and Bangor City FC

Mike Jeffries

U19 Lead Coach

Qualifications
UEFA- A Senior License, FA youth modules 1,2,3

Experience
15 years coaching (Halifax FC, Huddersfield Town FC, Oldham FC, Burnley FC, Manchester United FC)

Playing career
Macclesfield Town FC

Michael Raynes

U17 Lead Coach

Qualifications
UEFA B- License and Sport science degree

Experience
6 years coaching experience (Cheadle Hulme School, Crewe Alexandra FC)

Playing career
Stockport County FC, Rotherham United FC, Oxford United FC, Mansfield Town FC, Carlisle United FC, Crewe Alexandra FC, Hartlepool United FC

Paul Turnbull

Stockport Town Manager 1st team manager U18 Academy Coach

Qualifications
UEFA B License.

Experience
6 years coaching experience (Stockport County FC Academy and Community Trust)

Tony Coyne

U18 Academy Coach

Qualifications
UEFA B License, FA Youth Modules 1,2,3

Experience
20 years coaching experience (Manchester City FC, Manchester United FC)

Medical Department staff

Tanya Audas

Lead Sport Rehabilitator

Qualifications
FA level 4 intermediate trauma medical management in football, BSc(hons)Sport Rehabilitation

Experience
Cosford RAF, Cheadle town, 6 years at Stockport County FC

Georgia Greenhalgh

Assistant Sport Rehabilitator

Qualifications
BSc(hons)Sport Rehabilitation

Experience
Wigan Warriors 2018-19, Fylde FC Women’s football 2019, Stockport County First Team 2020, Various Clinic Placements 2018-21

Education staff

Bob MacCallum

Education Director

Qualifications
MA (hons) Educational Leadership & Management, PGCE Physical Education, BSc Physical Activity Exercise & Health

Experience
Over 12 years secondary PE teaching, 11 years pastoral Head of Year

Lucy Connell

Lead Teacher

Qualifications
BSC Degree in Sport & Exercise Science with Hons, Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Secondary PE with QTS and Masters

Experience
12 Years teaching sport and PE in FE, including: 4 years with Curzon Ashton FC academy, 2 Years with Stalybridge Celtic FC academy, 2 Years with SCFC academy through Macclesfield College, 2 years with New Zealand Football (NZF) working as Women’s Football Development Officer and U14 girls Centre of Excellence coach

Saxon Wraith

Teacher

Qualifications
BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management, Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Teaching in Further Education, FA Licensed Coach

Experience
Previous experience teaching Sport and PE in FE at the Grimsby Institute, 6 years coaching experience in both the UK and US

Tom Cox

Teacher/Coach

Qualifications
PGCE Further Education, BA Hons Sport Development, UEFA B Licence, FA Youth Award

Experience
Teaching Experience (Aquinas/Marple College), 10 Years Coaching Experience (USA, currently Manchester City FC).

Joe Lally

Teacher/Coach

Qualifications
PGCE in sport science 14+, 1st class degree in football coaching and management BA Hons, UEFA B License

Experience
7 years coaching experience (at UCFB, PFA, Stockport County and 1874 Northwich), Teaching experience at Mossley FC – English semi-professional football academy and Isports Sale campus.

Support Staff

Adam Jones

Academy Co-ordinator

Qualifications
UEFA B -License, Degree in Social Care

Experience
15 years coaching & teaching experience

Jack Hodnett

Lead Academy Analyst

Qualifications
Foundation Degree in Sport Performance & Analysis

Experience
3 years at Stockport County FC

Ryan Jones

Academy Player Welfare, Attendance & Social Media Officer

Qualifications
Certificate in Player Care with The Player Care Group, FA Welfare Officers Certificate, FA Safeguarding Children Certificate, Youth Mental Health First Aider Certificate, Emergency First Aid Certificate

Experience
RJP Entertainment: Quality Control, Welfare & Social Media Team Leader: 2019 – 2021, CAPE: Safety & Rescue Operations: 2011 – 2015

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