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Board and Staff

Meet The Team at Dorset FA

VISITING THE cOUNty fa offices 

Due to the Governments announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020, the County FA Offices will be closed to all visitors from Thursday 5th November 2020 until further notice. All enquiries can be made by either phone or email. 

Our main office phone line (01202 682375) will be staffed Monday - Thursday from 8.30am - 4.30pm.

For email enquiries, please contact one of the email addresses below:

Safeguarding@DorsetFA.com

Development@DorsetFA.com

Discipline@DorsetFA.com

 

Dorset FA Board & Directors

Spencer Miles Board

Spencer Miles

Chairman

I have been on the Dorset County FA for the past 38 years. I am a life member and since 1998 have had the honour and privilege to be President of the Association.Since it's conception 22 years ago I have been a director of the company Ltd by guarantee, and am currently the Chairman of the board.

I sit on the Governance committee, the Finance sub committee and the Corporate Governance committee.

Sue Hough MBE

Sue Hough, MBE

Chief Executive

Former teacher of Physical Education. Started football career as a volunteer in a grassroots Dorset Club. Left teaching profession in 1993 to work at The Football Association as the first Women’s Football Co ordinator.

Became Chief Executive of Dorset County FA in 2005 after working in the Association as Development Manager. Elected to the FA Council in 2000: now a member of the FA Board, Chairman of the Women’s Board and Vice Chairman of the National Game Board.

Awarded the MBE in 2014 for Services to Womens and Disability Football.

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Chris Charlton

Vice Chairman

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Andy Mercer

Dorset FA Board

I have been a member of Dorset FA for the past 18 years; I originally joined the DCFA Council as a representative of youth football and later became a vice president, a position I still hold. I have been a director since 2013, and as the "Board Champion" I have particular responsibility for equality, diversity and safeguarding.  I am a longstanding member of Verwood Town Football Club, and a season ticket holder at Southampton FC.

My background is in mental health nursing; I worked in clinical roles in Dorset and Wiltshire prior to taking up an academic role at Bournemouth University over 20 years ago. I am currently the professional lead for mental health and learning disability at the University, and also work as a visitor with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Dave Drew

Dave Drew

Dorset FA Board 

I joined the Dorset FA Board in July 2019 when elected as Deputy Chairman of the Council. I have been Chairman of the Development Committee since 2014.

My Council role is as a representative of the Dorset Youth Football League, where I am in my second year as Chairman of the Management Committee.

Before retirement I spent 40 years working in public services in Dorset, initially Social Services and Education Departments of the County Council, followed by 25 years in the Probation Service.

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Geoff Pike

Dorset FA Board

I have been a Council Member for almost 40 years.  When Dorset FA became a Limited Company in 1999, where I became a Director.  By the end of the 2020/21 season I will have been a Director for 22 seasons and during that time I served as Chairman for two spells, (2002-2008 & 2012-2018).  Dorset Football has been a big part of my life and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Council Member and even more being a Director.  

I spent twenty years with Blandford United F.C, mainly as Hon.Secretary then Chairman. Following a spell as Vice Chairman I was elected Chairman of Council for five season’s (1997-2002). My working life was mainly in the Brewery trade, on the road.

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Geoff Theobald

Dorset FA Board

I joined the Board in 2017, having been a member of Dorset FA's Council since 1992.  I was made a Life-Member in 2012 and elected Chairman in 2019.

I worked in the printing industry for almost 50 years. Latterly managing a large Department responsible for originating display adverts for a number of national advertising publications.  Between 1978-1988 I was Secretary of Wimborne Town FC, and Secretary of the Dorset Premier League between 1989-2009.

Steve Whittle

Steve Whittle

Dorset FA Board

I have been a DCFA Council member since 1999 and currently represent Dorset on the FA Council. I have been a member of the Board since 2007.

I joined the DCFA Council when I took up the role of Referee Training Officer, after refereeing for 25 years. I was Chairman of Council from 2013-2019 & have Chairman of Referees & Development Committee.

Scott Fitzgibbon

Scott Fitzgibbon

Independent Board Member

I joined the Dorset FA as a Director in January 2019 . I am currently the owner of the Sports Marketing agency 'SF Sports’, who provide marketing strategy and design to sports organisations across the South of England. I have worked within Marketing for over 16 years with global and International roles with Canon Europe, Grant Thornton International and Bristol Myers Squibb. Which more recently has seen me take a brand consultancy role within agency environments to work with organisations such as SONY, Simplyhealth, The United Nations, Crowdfunder UK and many more medium sized enterprises. On the field I have a Level 2 in coaching and Level 1 youth coaching.

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Wendy Toms

Independent Board Member

I joined the Dorset FA as a Director in September 2019, after retiring from Parcelforce as an Operations Manager for the Dorset area. This included the main running of the Business over a period of 27 years.

I also have been former FIFA and UEFA Referee and at present a FIFA instructor, UEFA observer and a FA referees coach for the women’s refereeing on the WSL (Women’s Super League).I've also been a Dorset referee for 25 years, when I retired in 2007.

Dorset FA Staff Members

 

Chief Executive

Sue Hough

Chief Executive Officer

 

Kevin Pike

Deputy Chief Executive

Phone: 01202 688270

Mobile: 07903 574657

 

Safeguarding and Welfare

Kevin Pike (Safeguarding Lead)

Phone: 01202 688270

Mobile: 07903 574657

Zoe Pollard (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

Phone: 01202 688281

Mobile: 07908 647054

For all safeguarding enquiries please email: Safeguarding@dorsetfa.com

 

Referee Development

Kevin Pike  

Referee Development Officer

  • Referee Development - in service, assessments, mentors etc.
  • Referee Enquiries
  • Youth and Supply League Referees
  • Case Management (Welfare)

Phone: 01202 688270         Mobile: 07903 574657           

Email: Kevin.Pike@dorsetfa.com

 

Football Development

Justine Mosley

County Development Manager

  • Club Development
  • Dorset Women's League
  • Women and Girls Football Lead
  • Implementation of the County Plan/National Game Strategy
  • Management of the Development Team

Phone: 01202 688277         Mobile: 07908 647052         

Email: Justine.Mosley@dorsetfa.com

Kath Purnell

Football Development Officer

  • Facility Development and Funding
  • County Ground Bookings
  • Pitch Improvement Programme
  • Health & Safety Officer
  • Dorset Mini Soccer League

Phone: 01202 688278         Mobile: 07943 810606       

Email: Kathryn.Purnell@dorsetfa.com 

Jemma Tewkesbury

Football Development Officer

  • Coach Development and Coach Education
  • FA Girls Advanced Coaching Centre
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Dorset Ability Counts League
  • Dorset FA Youth Council

Phone: 01202 688279        Mobile: 07966 806355         

Email: Jemma.Tewkesbury@dorsetfa.com

Natalie Wood

Football Development Officer

  • Club Accreditation
  • Disability
  • Deputy DSO
  • Customer Service

Phone: 01202 688273          Mobile: 07464 463447       

Email:  Natalie.Wood@dorsetfa.com

 

 Football Services

Colin Chainey

  • Discipline Administrator
  • Dorset County Cup Enquiries
  • Club Insurance

Phone: 01202 688275          Mobile: 07908 647050       

Email: Colin.Chainey@dorsetfa.com

 

Finance

Anne-Marie Clark

  • Finance Officer

Phone: 01202 688282        

Email: Anne-Marie.Clark@dorsetfa.com


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