coaches & staff

nigel keogh -coach

Nigel comes to the club, not only as a 1st team coach, but also coach at the newly formed Academy at the Tarmac Silverlands Stadium. His playing days were spent at Crewe Alexandra and Chester and he also captained the County of Chester side. He has coached at Hyde United and run international academies including Edukick Manchester and Ellesmere College in Shropshire.

mark canning -goalkeeping coach

Mark moved to the club in the summer of 2019 and brings with him a wealth of experience. Mark was a scholar at Oldham Athletic before playing youth and reserve team soccer at Rochdale FC. In non-league Mark, has played for Droylsden, Flixton, Glossop, Nelson, Colne and Chorley as well as representing the Greater Manchester Fire Service.


He saw his playing days out at Rochdale Town, as well as being the chairman and manager, before the club folded in 2016. He was also a coach at Rochdale EDS Youth Alliance team for two seasons as well as being keeper coach with Paul Phillips at Stalybridge Celtic and Glossop North End. He eventually joint-managed Glossop when Paul came to the Silverlands before spending time at Curzon Ashton.

derek turner - physio

Derek has experience in the professional game at both Middlesbrough and Bolton Wanderers and in non-league with Woodley Sports, Salford City and Ashton United from where he joined the Bucks in the summer of 2018. He has now worked alongside Phillips and Halford for the last 3 years. Derek has his own practise and is a member of the Macmillan Physiotherapy team at Blythe House in Chapel-en-le Frith. He holds a Bsc (Hons) degree in Applied Sports Therapy from Teeside University.