Operations is a key department for the Academy. From arranging fixtures, organising transport and sorting food for match-days to communicating with players, parents and the world of social media; our Ops team do it all.

The Operations team at Bristol City oversee the smooth day-to-day running of the Academy and ensure that all players, parents and staff have as easy a life as possible. These are the people that put the procedures in place to ensure our players thrive under our care. 

Our Academy Head of Operations Suzanne Coombs has years of experience in a variety of different industries, from floristry to hospitality management and - as a lifelong Bristol City fan - has found her calling in football. She uses her skills to great effect and manages everything from building maintenance to player transfers.


Operations Staff

Head of Operations - Suzanne Coombs
Operations Assistant - Emma Jolliffe
Player Liaison Officer - John Exon