Our Staff

Bristol City Academy currently has over 60 full and part-time staff working towards creating a clear pathway to first team football.

All departments work together to push our players in every aspect of their development, from pitch-based skills to results in the classroom. Everyone plays a crucial role in the players' experience at Bristol City FC Academy.

The modern footballer is an all-round individual and our staff are committed to pushing our players to fulfill their potential both on-and-off the pitch.

Here is a list of the full-time Academy staff:

MANAGEMENT

Academy Director: Brian Tinnion
Academy Manager: Gary Davenport

FULL-TIME COACHES 

Coach Development Manager: Steve Lilley
Lead Professional Development Phase Coach: Alex Ball
PDP Coach: Trevor Challis
PDP Coach: Neil Swift
PDP Coach: Micky Bell
Head of Academy Goalkeeping: Ali Hines
Head of Schoolboy Coaching: Luke Hussey
Lead Foundation Phase Coach: Dean Parsons
Youth Development Phase Coach: George Lawtey
Trainee Goalkeeping Coach: Aaron Sainsbury 

OPERATIONS 

Operations Manager: Emma Jolliffe
Operations Assistant: Niamh Brown 

FULL-TIME SPORTS SCIENCE STAFF 

Head of Sports Science: Steve Taylor
Sports Scientist: Henry Szmydt
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Dan Peacock
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Sam Pashen 

FULL-TIME MEDICAL 

Head of Medical: Dave Walker
Physiotherapist: Alan McFerran 

RECRUITMENT 

Head of Academy Recruitment: Damian Butt
Pre-Academy Manager: Ian Rossiter 

EDUCATION AND WELFARE
Head of Welfare: Pete Coleman
Player Care Manager: Mark Humphrey
Designated Safeguarding Officer / Tutor: Jen Owsley
Tutor: Anthony Barnes