About - Suffolk FA Board and Staff

Board and Staff

Meet The Team

Board Members 

The Suffolk FA Board currently comprises:

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Phil Lawler – Chairman

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Nigel Johnson – Finance Director

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Bruce Badcock – FA Council Representative

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Geraldine Day – Board Safeguarding Champion

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Julie Mulcahy – Non-Executive Director 

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Kit Morrison – Non-Executive Director

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Amy Grantham – Non-Executive Director

MEMBERS OF STAFF & CONTACT DETAILS

Business Services team

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Richard Neal – Chief Executive

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Julie Cole – Finance Officer

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Nick Garnham, Marketing & Communications Officer

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Adrian Moye - County Cup Competitions Manager

Football services team

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Darryn Marsh – Football Services Manager

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Phil Barber - Football Services Officer

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Mel Stickland - Football Services Officer

Football development team

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James Morley - Mini Soccer & Youth Football Development Officer

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Kirsty Smith - Inclusive Football Development Officer

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Ruth Ward - County Support Officer

Referee Development Team

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Alan Dale - Senior Referee Development Officer

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Ian Atkins - Referee Development Officer

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Mel Stickland - Referee Appointments Officer 

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Ian Smillie - Referees' Appointments Officer - Saturday Adults

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Graham Apperley, Referees' Appointments Officer - Sunday Adults

 Staff Member Roles

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

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

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

Lily Chiang, Social Media and Marketing Assistant - Website maintenance, Social media, Video and photographic production

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

Darryn Marsh, Football Services Manager -Designated Safeguarding Officer, Discipline, Affiliations, League Sanctioning, Managements of FA Systems, DBS Verifications

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

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

Jodie Allard, Football Development Manager - Adult leagues & clubs, Facility development, Funding, Lead for RESPECT, Grassroots Festival, Suffolk FA Small Grants Scheme

Rebecca Bolton, Girls' & Women's Football Development Officer - Female game development, Girls’ & Women’s leagues, Female 4v4 Festivals, Wildcats Centres

James Morley, Mini Soccer and Youth Development Officer - Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Youth leagues & clubs, Football Futures, 4v4 Festivals, Charter Standard lead, Youth Council

Kirsty Smith, Inclusive Football Development Officer - Enhancing opportunities for people with a disability, Disability talent pathway, Rainbow Laces, Football Welcomes, Equality Standard

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

Alan Dale, Senior Referee Development Officer - Overview and implementation of strategies for Referee Recruitment and Referee Retention, Support and enhance Referee Development Opportunities and Pathways including Youth Referee Academy, Promotion Scheme and Transition Group

Ian Atkins, Referee Development Officer - Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Support implementation of strategies for Referee Recruitment and Referee Retention, Recruitment and Retention of Level T referees through strategic appointments, Referee Mentoring, Support Referee Development opportunities. Verify CRC documents

Mel Stickland, Referee Development Officer - Appoint Referees to Youth Football across the county

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

Graham Apperley, Referees' Appointments Officer - Sunday Adults - Appoint and Re-Appoint Match Officials to Sunday County Cup Competitions & County Women’s Football

Board of Directors' Roles

Phil Lawler – Facilities

Nigel Johnson – Finance

Bruce Badcock – Adult Football, County Cups & Football Services

Geraldine Day – Board Safeguarding Champion & Youth Football

Julie Mulcahy – Governance & Human Resources

Kit Morrison – Risk Management, Inclusion & Equality

Amy Grantham – Marketing & Public Relations

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