Working at The FA

Staff

Northumberland FA

To improve our customer experience and the service we provide, we have launched a new online portal. Here you will find answers to many commonly asked questions, plus information about our services. Click here to access it.

 If you cannot find an answer to your query, please use one of the following email addresses. Using these will ensure you get a response from the appropriate team as soon as possible:   

 Safeguarding@northumberlandfa.com

 Referee@northumberlandfa.com

 Coaching@northumberlandfa.com

 CountyCups@Northumberlandfa.com

 PlayerReg@NorthumberlandFA.com

 BusinessDevelopment@Northumberlandfa.com

 Development@northumberlandfa.com 

 Discipline@NorthumberlandFA.com

 For all general inquiries, or if you are unsure which email address to use, please email info@northumberlandfa.com

Below you will find the members of staff who work within the organisation.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

The business development unit supports the growth of the company, helping us to invest more resource into the game than ever before, whilst also ensuring we communicate and gain feedback effectively from our customers.

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ANdrew Rose-Cook

Chief Executive Officer 

 

Andrew has worked for Northumberland FA since 2012 in a wide range of roles including Commercial Manager and Acting Chief Executive. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2020.

 

Get In Touch

Andrew Rose-Cook

By email: Andrew.Cook@northumberlandfa.com

By phone: 0191 2700700

By mobile: 07921 144906

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Helen Beales

Marketing and Partnerships Manager

Helen's role is to promote the work of Northumberland FA and ensure it reaches as wide an audience as possible. She also looks after the association's key commercial partnerships.

A former journalist, Helen has wide ranging experience in PR and Marketing in both the private and public sector.

Get in touch

By email:

Helen.Beales@northumberlandfa.com

By phone: 0191 2700 700

Mobile: 07458 043680

 

Football PARTICIPATION

The football participation unit focuses on maintaining and increasing levels of participants in the male, female and game for people with a disability. The unit supports clubs and leagues and ensures we have appropriate and adequate player pathways for all participants.

David Jones

David Jones

Head of Participation

David joined Northumberland FA in November 2019. His role as Head of Participation is to oversee and develop football at all age groups across disability, female and male pathways. He also manages facilities provision.

He previously worked at Northumberland FA from 2013-2016 as the Just Play Officer, before working as the Sport Engagement Manager at Northumbria University and completing a Masters Degree in International Sport Management.

David has a wide knowledge of the sport industry and sport development. He has also worked abroad in health and sport in Canada and Zambia, is a Level 2 Football Coach, Level 1 Futsal Coach, and qualified football and futsal referee. Outside of his role, David volunteers in football as secretary of an adult club as well as playing every Saturday.


Get In Touch

By Email: 
David.Jones2@northumberlandfa.com

By Phone
: 0191 2700 700

By Mobile: 07458 043673

Gary MIddleton

Gary Middleton

Football Development Officer

 

Gary joined Northumberland FA from Gateshead Colllege where he was Head of the Men's Football Academy.

He leads on the development of the male pathway, as well as our coach and volunteer education programme.

Previously, he was Football Development Manager for Hirst Welfare/Active Northumberland for 12 years and was an Affiliate Tutor for Northumberland FA.

He is a UEFA A licence  coach with experience in varied different coaching environments through senior football, the youth development phase & the foundation phase, and has vast teaching and education experience and qualifications.

 

Get in Touch

By Email: 
Gary.Middleton@northumberlandfa.com

Mobile: 07736924860

Chris Kilburn

Chris Kilburn
 

Football Development Officer (Inclusion)

Chris joined Northumberland FA in September 2019. His role as Disability Development Officer is to develop and support disability football across all ages.

Chris has a BSc in Applied Sports Science and experience coaching football at grassroots level with Forest Hall, working with young players and adults at Newcastle United Foundation and assisting the FA where he coached the Regional Disability Centre in 2011/12.

In 2016 Chris began a career in teaching with 1-to-1 support for pupils in SEND/SEMH schools before returning to football with Northumberland FA. 


Get In Touch

By Email:
Christopher.Kilburn@northumberlandfa.com

By Phone
: 0191 2700 700

By Mobile: 07458 043681

Matt Sowerby

Matt Sowerby

Referee Development Officer

Matt joined Northumberland FA in January 2021.  Matt has a wide background in football and has recently worked as a PE coach within a school.

He is an Assistant Referee for the National League and began his career as a match official at the age of 15.

 



Get In Touch

By Email: Matt.Sowerby@northumberlandfa.com

By phone: 0191 2700 700

Mobile: 07458 043676

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Lloyd Miller

Football Development Officer (Women and Girls) 

Lloyd joined from Newcastle United Foundation where he worked for a combined 6 years. Lloyd also previously worked as Director of Coaching in America for 4 years helping oversee club operations. He is currently First Team Coach at Newcastle United Women and has a vast experience of coaching overseas in America, Canada, Zambia, Poland, Australia and Brazil.
 
Lloyd is currently undertaking his UEFA A Licence with a vast experience of working within both the female and male game.

Get In Touch

By Email: 
Lloyd.Miller@northumberlandfa.com

By Phone
: 0191 2700 700

By Mobile: 07736912653


Lynn Barber

Lynn Barber

Football Services Assistant

Lynn supports the Participation Department and undertakes all its administrative functions.

Lynn has been with Northumberland FA since December 2018 and her previous role was an Administrator for Staffordshire FA. Having lived away from Newcastle and moving around for the last 18 years she moved back to the North East  to settle with her family.

 

Get In Touch

By email: Lynn.Barber@northumberlandfa.com

By phone: 0191 2700700

By mobile: 07458 043675

Football Compliance

Our football compliance unit works on ensuring the game is a safe place for people to participate. For any safeguarding concerns please email safeguarding@northumberlandfa.com or call 0191 270 0700.

Dean Buckle

Head of Compliance and Inclusion

A former building society manager, Dean has wide leadership experience and a wealth of knowledge of operational and risk management.

Dean is passionate about football and has previously coached a grassroots youth team.

 

 

 

Get In Touch

Dean Buckle

By email: 

Dean.Buckle@NorthumberlandFA.com

By mobile: 07458 043678

By phone: 0191 2700700
Adam Williamson

Adam Williamson

Discipline Officer

Having graduated from UCFB Etihad Campus with a First in Football Business & Coaching, Adam has a wide experience in the sports industry from coaching in the US with Challenger Sports, being  a performance analyst for England Netball and has most recently has worked with Manchester City to help produce their fan engagement events on match-days and around the world. As Discipline Officer, Adam processes all red and yellow cards, carries out investigations into misconduct cases, and processes football debt recovery requests.


Get In Touch 

By Email:

Adam.Williamson@northumberlandfa.com

By Phone: 0191 2700 700

By Mobile: 07458 043674

Louise Winter

Louise Winter

Football Services Assistant (Compliance)


Louise has worked in Customer Services for 17 years. She played football for 11 years before getting injured and has now taken up golf, but still volunteers in football.







Get In Touch

By Email: 
Louise.Winter@northumberlandfa.com

By Phone
: 0191 2700 700



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