Academy coaches & staff


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.

Luke currently manages both the Academy Year 1 team, who are all developing each day in a very competitive league, and the ever-growing Reserve Squad - which keeps growing from strength to strength in the Staffordshire Premier Division.


Luke’s playing career was spent mainly at Buxton Juniors. Luke spent time at both New Mills and Buxton FC playing for both New Mills and Buxton’s under 18s and reserve sides.

Luke stow - coach/manager


jennifer mcbain -

youth development 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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