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 Manager: Gary Probert
Assistant Academy Manager: Gary Davenport
Player Pathway Manager: Brian Tinnion

FULL-TIME COACHES

Under-23 Coach: Alex Ball
Under-23 Assistant Coach: Rene Gilmartin 
Under-18 Coach: Trevor Challis
Under-18 Assistant Coach: Neil Swift
Head of Academy Goalkeeping: Ali Hines
Head Of Schoolboy Coaching: Luke Hussey
Lead Foundation Phase Coach: Dean Parsons
Youth Development Phase Coach: George Lawtey
Youth Development Phase Coach: Marvin Brown
Trainee Goalkeeping Coach: Aaron Sainsbury

OPERATIONS

Operations Manager: Emma Jolliffe
Operations Assistant: Niamh Brown
Operations Assistant: John Exon

FULL-TIME SPORTS SCIENCE STAFF

Head of Sports Science: Steve Taylor
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Dan Peacock
Lead Performance Analyst: George Lawtey

FULL-TIME MEDICAL

Head of Medical: Dave Walker
Physiotherapist: Alan McFerran
Sports Therapist: Becky Hughes

RECRUITMENT

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

EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Head Of Education: Thomas Harvey
Head Of Welfare: Pete Coleman
Player Care Manager: Mark Humphrey
Designated Safeguarding Officer / Tutor: Jen Owsley