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Academy Coaches & Staff

Academy coaches & staff

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Nigel Keogh
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nigel keogh - coach

Nigel plays two important roles at the Club as 1st team coach and also Head coach of our prestigious Academy here 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 previously coached at Hyde United and run international academies including Edukick Manchester and Ellesmere College in Shropshire.

Jennifer McBain

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ACADEMY director

Jennifer has a background in education, student support and safeguarding and oversees the management of the Academy programme, from recruitment and trials through to day-to-day operations. She is the go-to person for any queries you or your family may have about your course, including funding, kit, meals, transport and any other support you might need whilst on-programme.

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Collette Lumbert
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collette lumbert -

Academy progress coach

Collette has come from the sports industry having manged leisure facilities for many years, moving into PE teaching for 15 years before joining Buxton and Leek College.  Her main role now is Progress Coach with responsibility for the student journey throughout their time at the College and their progression beyond.

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Academy coach

Frank has over 20 years playing experience and over 400 Premier Lge appearances and represented Jamaica at the 1998 World Cup, he is a former Manager of clubs in the conference National North such as Colwyn Bay, Hednesford Town and Brackley Town, he also has academy coaching experiences with Oldham Athletic, and Stoke City, he comes to us after previously being Head of Coaching Development bridging the gap between Academy Football and the 1st Team at Port Vale FC.


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