Three new FDO's

Meet our new Football Development staff

Get to know our four new Football Development staff that have joined our growing workforce.

Meet our new Football Development staff 

Rob Bryant

Rob Bryant

What’s your role at Surrey FA?

Football Development Officer – Adult and Youth Male 

What’s your background?

Studied Sports Development at university, and my working background is in rugby. Started by working in the Community Department for Leicester Tigers, and ended up overseeing and leading on all of their Community Rugby activity – Rugby Camps, Matchday Activities, Tournaments and Festivals etc.

More recently, have been working with the RFU in Warwickshire. Predominantly working with the on-field development of clubs – coach development, player recruitment, building the school offer through upskilling teachers and providing opportunities for players of all abilities and backgrounds to access the game. 

What football team do you support?

Never really had a team, but living in Leicester when they won the Premier League Title was fantastic – definitely turned me into a fan!

Adrian Salisbury

Adrian Salisbury

What’s your role at Surrey FA?

Football Development Officer - Children and Young People

Overseeing the Youth Leadership offer across Surrey, running our exciting Youth Forum aiming to provide a voice for young people across the county, as well as facilitating the team to provide Football Development initiatives throughout the season.

I also run the University Football Hub at the University of Surrey in a role that is part funded by BUCS.

What’s your background?

I grew up in a small town called Wellington in Somerset, and began my Football Development journey as a Football Activator at college.

I then became a member of the ECFA National Student Management Team in 2015. I went on to study a BA Degree in Sports Development and Coaching at Marjon, graduating with a First Class (Hons).

During my final year studying, I became an Assistant Football Development Officer at Somerset FA, leading on Futsal and the SSE Wildcats initiative.

Following my graduation, I joined the team at Surrey FA in October 2018, and relocated to Surrey. 

What football team do you support?

Arsenal

What have been your favourite achievements?

Gaining my degree.

Gaining a job in Football Development.

Dominic Belcher 

Dominic Belcher

What’s your role at Surrey FA?

Football Development Assistant 

What’s your background?

Lived in Kingston all my life; attended Tiffin Boys school and Sixth Form before going to Leeds Beckett University where studied Sports Development.

Have always been into sport, competing in many events such as borough sports, but mainly focused on football having played various forms at many different levels since I was young and continue to do so.

What football team do you support?

Chelsea

What have been your favourite achievements?

Graduating University and everything I’ve won so far in football. 

Joshua Edorh 

Joshua Edorh

What’s your role at Surrey FA?

My role at Surrey FA is Football Development Intern.

What’s your background?

Born in London, but apart from university, home is Maidstone, Kent. Played football all my life, and I maybe love it too much.

What football team do you support?

Arsenal, only team that give me all the emotions in the world.

What have been your favourite achievements?

Footballing-wise, it must be playing in front of a crowd at Gallagher Stadium, becoming an established level 7 referee and completing first stage of coaching badges whilst volunteering helping my local youth club.