Meet The Staff

Richard Gamble – Performance Head

Critical member of the team having fulfilled this role at Hinckley AFC, Market Drayton Town and Quorn AFC.

Richard is the glue that holds the team together, his background is in business, and sports psychology.

A former Director at Hinckley AFC, Richard became more involved in front of house affairs and developed an incredibly strong working relationship with Carl Abbott.

Will control the workings of the managerial team, sports psychology and performance analysis.

Paul Tomlinson – Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager to Carl Abbott at Hinckley AFC, Market Drayton Town and Quorn, the duo have worked together for some 6 years now and formed a strong partnership.

A former professional player with Sheffield United before dropping into non-league football with Stafford Rangers.

Experienced in non-league management having managed in his own right, before becoming Assistant to Shaun Cunnington at Alvechurch, Willenhall Town, Halesowen Town and Evesham United.

A brilliant coach and trusted right-hand man to the gaffer.

Simon Johnson – Coach

A former premier league player, Johnno played for Leeds United under David O’Leary, Terry Venables and Eddie Gray, and featured in a champions league squad in the clubs run to the semi-final.

Spells at Sunderland, Hull City, Blackpool, Doncaster Rovers, Darlington and Hereford followed in a good career, before playing in non-league with Solihull Moors and Guiseley.

Johnno is an F.A. accredited coach and runs his own Midlands based educational football academy – Simon Johnson Universal Academy.

A brilliant acquisition for the football club.