Staff Nov 2022

Board and Staff

Meet The Team

Board Members 

The Suffolk FA Board currently comprises:


Phil Lawler

07904 323030


Nigel Johnson

Finance Director

07768 705862 


Bruce Badcock website 2022

Bruce Badcock
Vice Chair

07506 015486


Julie Mulcahy
Senior Independent Director

Eddie May website 2022

Eddie May
Non-Executive Director

Neil Sharp website 2023

Neil Sharp
Non-Executive Director

Robert Peace website 2022

Robert Peace
Non-Executive Director



Niki Clemo website 2024

Niki Clemo
Board Safeguarding Champion

 Ollie Langner 2023

Ollie Langner
Youth Trustee

 Joanne Ogogo website 2023   

Joanne Ogogo
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

 Alan Dale website 2023

Alan Dale
Non-Executive Director





Richard Neal
Chief Executive & Senior Safeguarding Lead

07903 842747


Julie Cole
Finance Officer
01449 616606


Nick Garnham
Marketing & Communications Officer

07508 838181


Adrian Moye
County Cup Competitions Manager
07702 240122


Hayley Chart website 2023

Hayley Chart
Designated Safeguarding Officer & Services Manager
Tel: 01449 616606 / 07572 107791




Phil Barber
Football Services Officer
07432 735987


Melissa Stickland
Football Services Officer
07432 581341


Matt Stebbings

Matt Stebbings
Football Development Manager
07432 735961

 Chris Bond website 2022

Chris Bond
Facilities & Football Development Officer


James Morley
Football Development Officer (Retention)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer
07976 957094

Kirsty Smith website 2023

Kirsty Smith
Football Development Officer (Growth)
07432 735985


Isabel Chaplin website 2023

Isabel Chaplin
Football Development Officer
(Women & Girls)

07432 735986



Ruth Ward
County Support Officer
07939 536423

Nick Cooper website Oct 2022

Nick Cooper
Referee Appointments Officer
07519 113751

Ian Smillie website 2023 2

Ian Smillie
Referees' Appointments Officer - Saturday Adults
07885 298363

Staff Member Roles

Richard Neal, Chief Executive - Senior Safeguarding Lead, Strategy, Governance, Performance management, New partnerships, Business planning & development

Hayley Chart, Designated Safeguarding Officer & Services Manager – Discipline inc. serious cases, Whole Game System, Sanctioning, Player registrations 

Julie Cole, Finance Officer - Financial management, Benevolent Fund, Payments and invoicing

Nick Garnham, Marketing and Communications Officer - Partnerships & Sponsorships, Website lead, Grassroots Awards, Grounds Team of the Year

Adrian Moye, County Cup Competitions Manager - Management of the Suffolk FA County Cups

Phil Barber, Football Services Officer - Discipline inc. serious cases, Whole Game System, Sanctioning, Player registrations 

Matt Stebbings, Football Development Manager - Lead for Facilities & Investment, Lead for Participation, Lead for Quality Experience

Chris Bond, Facilities & Football Development Officer - Day-to-day running of Barnards Soccer Centre in Lowestoft, supporting North Suffolk clubs with facilities and investment and also club development in that area of the county 

James Morley, Football Development Officer (Retention) - Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Youth Leagues & Clubs (Male & Female), England Football Accreditation, RESPECT/WODP, Football Futures, Futsal, Grassroots Festival, Youth Council

Kirsty Smith, Football Development Officer (Growth) - Disability Leagues & Clubs, Walking Football, Recreational Football (Male & Female), Just Play, Equality Standard, Inclusion Initiatives

Ruth Ward, County Support Officer - Suffolk FA Coach Education administration, Suffolk County Schools’ Football Association administration

Mel Stickland, Football Services Officer - Discipline, Whole Game System, Sanctioning, Player registrations 

Isabel Chaplin, Women & Girls' Football Development Officer - Female, Football Development, Wildcats

Nick Cooper, Referee Appointments Officer - Appointing referees to Youth, Women's, Veterans' and Sunday Cup competitions

Ian Smillie, Referees' Appointments Officer - Saturday Adults - Appoint and Re-Appoint Match Officials to Saturday County Cup Competitions and U18 Midweek Cup

Board of Directors' Roles

Phil Lawler – Facilities

Nigel Johnson – Finance

Bruce Badcock – Adult Football, County Cups & Football Services

Julie Mulcahy – Governance & Human Resources

Eddie May – Marketing & Public Relations

Robert Peace – Wellbeing & Safety Champion 

Joanne Ogogo – Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Niki Clemo – Board Safeguarding Champion

Alan Dale – Refereeing

Ollie Langner – Youth Council

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