Football Development Team

Please see below the contact details for staff in the Football Development Team


Paul

Paul Jones
County Development Manager
Tel: 01372 384 748 or 07956394256
Football Team: Liverpool
Favourite player: Robbie Fowler
Email:
paul.jones@surreyfa.com
Paul's role looks to promote the Charter Standard programme  whilst leading club, school and league development. Prior to joining the Surrey County FA, Paul worked as a Project Manager for a Sport England Initiative for Richmond Housing Partnership. Paul is originally from Manchester which makes being a Liverpool supporter very interesting. Paul’s passion away from Liverpool Football Club is Futsal both as a player and as a coach.

Steve

Steven Edwards
Football Development Officer (Guildford, Waverley, Woking and Mole Valley)
Tel: 01372 384749
Email:
steven.edwards@surreyfa.com 
Favourite Team: Bolton Wanderers
Steven is responsible for the development of football in the Surrey County Council Area’s of Guildford, Waverley, Woking & Surrey Heath. As part of his role Steven looks to promote the FA Charter Standard award whilst leading club, school and league development. Prior to joining the Surrey County FA, Steven worked as an Athletics Development Officer for UK Athletics. Steven is a fanatical Bolton Wanderers fan and is a seasoned skier.

Jon

Jon Burr
Football Development Officer (Kingston, Richmond and Merton)
Tel: 01372384742 or 0798537948
Email:
jon.burr@surreyfa.com 
Favourite Players: Robbie Earl and Phil Jagielka
Jon is responsible for the development of football in the Metropolitan Boroughs of Surrey and is also the county lead for Women and Girls development. As part of his role Jon will look to promote the Charter Standard programme whilst leading club, school and league development. Prior to joining the Surrey County FA, Jon worked as a community coach for Fulham Football Community Trust and spent a year coaching football on the Northern Beaches in Australia. Jon is a keen canoeist and instructor and can be seen regularly paddling the Thames when the sun is shining.

Chris
Chris Cole
Football Development Officer (Tandrige, Epsom & Ewell, Reigate and Banstead)
Tel: 07939 538632
Email: chris.cole@surreyfa.com 
Favourite team and player: Manchester United and Eric CantonaChris looks after football development in Tandridge, Epsom & Ewell and Reigate and Banstead, and also assists on the county wide development of disability football. Prior to joining the County FA, Chris worked as a Disability Officer at the Chelsea FC Foundation.


Paul C

Paul Cudmore
Football Development Officer (Surrey Heath, Elmbridge and Runnymede)
Tel: 07939 538 631
Email
paul.cudmore@surreyfa.com
Paul develops opportunities to play football in clubs and schools across his three Boroughs. Prior to his current position, Paul was Project Manager at the London CSP (PRO-ACTIVE London) and a community coach at the Chelsea FC Foundation. 

John

John O'Malley
Football Development Officer
Tel: 01372 387 092
Email:
john.o’malley@surreyfa.com
Favourite Team: Liverpool 
Favourite Player: Alex Prior
John covers Croydon and Sutton, as well as having a large input towards the County's Futsal programme. Prior to joining the Surrey County FA, John worked as and Football Development Officer for both Brighton and Hove Albion FC and Fulham FC. 


Laura W

Laura Wallman
College & Community Football Coordinator
Tel: 01372 384 191

Football Team: Ipswich Town
Email: laura.wallman@surreyfa.com
Laura's role is to design, develop and implement College based Football enrichment programmes to help tackle the drop off in 16 – 19 year old male and female players, while forging strong College to Club links in Surrey to support the development of players into community clubs. She will also train and develop football leaders as volunteers, coaches and officials through The FA’s ‘Football Futures’ programme to support the enrichment projects, club links and community programmes. Laura previously worked at Guildford College Group as a Student Liaison Officer and is also a keen sportswoman - particularly Football, Basketball & Tag Rugby.

Craig

Craig Hicks
Coach Education Officer
Tel: 01372 387092
Email: craig.hicks@surreyfa.com or
coaching@surreyfa.com 
Favourite Team: Chelsea
Craig is the main point of contact at the County FA for all coaching enquiries. As part of Craig’s role, he organises and plans the whole Coach Education programme for the Surrey County FA, which includes the McDonalds courses and the stand-alone workshops. Craig also assists the Football Development Officers in running courses for Charter Standard Club renewals and works with the Surrey Coaches Association to deliver CPD events for coaches. Prior to joining the Surrey County FA, Craig worked as a Leisure Development Officer for Raynes Park Leisure. Craig is also a Level 2a referee and his favourite dish is Spaghetti Bolognese.

Alex

Alex Prior
Marketing and Communications Officer
Tel: 07940 232 709
Email:
alex.prior@surreyfa.com
Favourite Team: Arsenal
Alex is the Marketing and Communications Officer at Surrey County FA and is responsible for all media coming in and out of the organisation. Prior to joining the Surrey County FA, Alex was a football journalist for famed sports news agency Hayters, and his work has appeared in several national newspapers as well on Sky Sports News, TalkSport, ESPN and TheFA.com.

Frank

Frank Thompson
County Welfare Officer
Tel: 01372 384 745
Email:
frank.thompson@surreyfa.com 
Favourite Player: George Best
As County Welfare Officer, Frank acts as a conduit between the Surrey County Football Association and the FA Safeguarding Team at Wembley. He also supports Club and League Welfare Officers locally to provide effective safeguarding measures for children and young people throughout the County.


Steve

Tim Lawrence
Referee Development Officer 
Tel: 01372 387094/07943 848185
 
Football Team: West Ham 
E-mail: tim.lawrence@surreyfa.com
Tim has been involved in many aspects of football for 40 years, playing at a local Intermediate level in Sussex and before taking up refereeing. Tim was a Level 3 referee for 10 years and acted as fourth official on many Premier League and Football League matches. He was fourth official on Mark Halsey’s first football league match at Brighton and came on after 30 minutes for the injured assistant referee. Tim is now a Level 4 Referee Tutor and has represented the FA at Regional and National Events. 

Rod Wood

Rod Wood
Referees Coordinator
Tel: 0208 979 2477 / 07860 400995
Favourite team: Brentford
Email: rodwood@sky.com
Tel: 0208 979 2477 / 07860 400995
Rod's administrative role in football spans over twenty five years from managing a successful youth team who reached the County final. He qualified as a sports therapist and coach with the FA and also became a referee some 22 years ago in 1989. Rod was initially involved with the Guildford, Shere & District Youth League on the committee and got involved in County activities as the representative for this league. He has been with County on the Challenge Trophies Committee and the “Old” Youth Council for approximately 15 years. Over the past seven years Rod has been on the Referee’s committee and was recently appointed Vice Chairman, and has also been Chairman of Division 1 (now West Division). Rod's current position is as Referee Appointments officer and this takes up many hours with 25 competitions to provide officials for.

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