AFA new employees

AFA new team members

 AFA New Team Members

 We have welcomed four new team members to the AFA office

I am pleased to announce four new team members have joined the team; Sita Srirangan, Bethany Want, Matt Leary and Deryll David.

Sita has joined us in the new position of Workforce Development Officer after spending two years coaching at Primary Schools. She will be responsible for administering the coach education and referee courses and so will be the new point of contact for course organisation. In the future, Sita will pick up the administration around the referee development initiatives including the promotion and mentoring schemes.

Bethany comes to us after graduating from Coventry University studying Sports Management and is the new Marketing and Communications Officer. Bethany will be leading and developing the commercial, marketing and communications operation across the Amateur FA network and building and maintaining appropriate partnerships to support the on-going development of the County FA.

Matt Leary has joined us from Surrey FA, now sits in the role of Football Services Manager. Matt will be undertaking the management of the regulatory and operational administrative functions of the AFA. Matt has years of experience in investigating misconduct and managing the hearings process. Matt will also have responsibility for the management of the cup competitions and the affiliation processes.

Also new to the Football Services team is Deryll David, who should be known to most of you. Deryll is a level 4 referee who is the Chair of the FA RA Youth Council. Deryll will undertake regulatory and operational administrative functions of the business, whilst supporting the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy and Business Plan. Deryll will be leading on the administration of the cup competitions, supporting discipline investigations, and using his referee development knowledge to support the rest of the team.

Bob Leeds continues as Senior Football Development Officer, leading Football Development, managing Referee Development at a strategic level leading on facility development and working alongside Sam Brown.

Sam continues delivering the National Game strategy programmes, specifically around club development.

John Monk will be wholly concentrating on finance, he will be available initially on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays.

Jackie Newing continues as Designated Safeguarding Officer, managing safeguarding cases and issues, delivering the Safeguarding Operating Standards and developing the Club Welfare Officers network.

We look forward to having the new members on board the AFA team to help us grow as an organisation and support the development of grassroots football. Together we want to create more memories through football and these new additions to the team will help this to happen.

Jason Kilby- Chief Executive Officer