MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

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PAUL GODDARD     "GODS"

First Team Player Manager

Paul is in his second season as Manager, after guiding the team through a first tough transitional season.

A passionate player and manager who leads by example is looking to pick up the new season where the 2019/20 season finished. He is looking for the same passion and commitment from the Boxted first team squad

VINNY FLYNN     "VIN"

Reserve Team Joint Manager

The Boxted Lodgers FC Reserve team wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for Vinny who oversees our strategy and advises on the best course of action. We really couldn’t have wished for a better joint manager.  (As good as Klop!)

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SIMON JENKINSON    "JENKS"

Reserve Team Joint Manager

Stepped up to assist Vinny when there was a change of manager mid season 2018-2019.

Joined the club towards the end of his playing career but he still gets his boots on despite his age.

Says that he wished he had joined the club sooner because "playing for Boxted reminds me of why I love football, such a great group of lads who always try and play football the right way".

"Last year was a difficult season for us in the ressies but i am very confident that next season will see a dramatic improvement and with a few new players we can definately kick on within Division 3 of the Border League."

DARREN THOMAS     "DAZ"

Vets Team Manager

Darren played at Semi-Professional level and suffering injuries towards the end of his playing days decided to get into football coaching.

Darren coached at various local amateur clubs and managed Hedingham United and Boxted Lodgers Fc first teams in the Essex and Suffolk border league.

In addition he has coached children of all ages right through to adults at various levels from just starting out to academy level. "Daz" has also coached at :


  • Ipswich Town Fc

  • Peterborough United Fc

  • Norwich City Fc


At Norwich City Darren was the Head Coach for one of the player development centres in Suffolk. In this role he often managed the district teams against in-house or other clubs such as Chelsea FC.

As his career away from football developed he had less time to commit to the coaching. Darren is now the Boxted Vets football manager and "its great to be back amongst the fun on match days."

Darren can also provide

  • Trophies and Medals

  • One to one coaching

  • Team specific coaching

  • Football fun days

If you would like to find out more Email me @ dtfootballcoaching@aol.com

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GEOFF THOMAS

Club Chairman & Vets Assistant Manager

Geoff is a licensed FA Coach and holds FA certificates in Level 1 Football Coaching, Level 2 Football Coaching, FA Welfare Officer, The FA Safeguarding Children and is an FA Coach Mentor. Other modules he has attended are The FA Emergency Aid Workshop and The FA Youth Award Module 1 - Developing The Environment and The FA Youth Award Module 2 - Developing The Practice.


Geoff has coached all ages a Boxted Lodgers and also coached Halstead under 18`s and at Aylresford Colne Rangers and Hedinghams United where he was also Chairman.

Geoff has also assisted his son Darren coaching at Norwich City`s PDC.

At 14 Geoff was selected to play for the Barnet Schools District side that also included North London schools and at 15 he was in the youth squad at Queens Park Rangers before going on to play for Hendon AFC.


So a vast amount of experience and knowledge to help run the club at every level.

BURT THOMAS

Club Secretary

Burt played most of his football in the Northern Suburban League in and around London, he also done some refereeing for local leagues.


He moved to Northamptonshire in 1970 and played for a while for a couple of teams in a local league.  


Worked for BT and served as a District Councilor and a Magistrate.

Moved to the Colchester area in 2014/15. Now retired spends his time in several volunteering roles.

A much valued face befind the scenes at the club.

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EWAN MACGREGOR

Vice Chairman / Youth Secretary / Youth Development Officer / Child Welfare Officer

Ewan has been involved in coaching Youth Football for over ten years, most recently as Manager of one of the Boxted Lodgers Youth teams.

As a key member of the of the clubs youth set up and Child Welfare officer his main objective is to make Boxted Lodgers a safe, friendly and, most of all, fun place for the children to play their football.

For more of an introduction to Ewan - CLICK HERE

KEVIN BATTERSBY

U15 Manager

Football has always been a big passion of Kevin’s. He started playing from the age of 7. Throughout the years he has had some excellent opportunities.


Kevin played for the Colchester Rep team, at the age of 14 and signed a 2-year contract with Colchester United but he only stayed there a year as he missed playing with his friends. At 16 he got the call to play for Essex County he then went on to play men’s football for Mistley, The Gas and finally Tiptree.


A few years after his son started to play football Kev decided he wanted to get involved so completed his FA coaching badge. Kevin has now been Coaching for 5 years and thoroughly enjoys it. He thrives on teaching the boys to play the right way along with having fun. Supporting the players to develop their skills and helping them to achieve the opportunities that he was given.

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JAMIE BRADBURY

U13 Blues Manager

Following a playing career that began with Reed Hall Sentinels and included spells with East Thurrock United, Bowers & Pitsea, Basildon United, Sudbury Athletic, Wivenhoe Town and Dedham Old Boys, Jamie's days as a regular on the pitch drew to a close in 2016 here with Boxted. He also enjoyed a three-year spell as first team player/manager, helping the Lodgers to win promotion to the Border League Premier Division. 

Now moving into his fourth season as first team manager at Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit Long Melford, through his Great Horkesley-based coaching school, JBFC, Jamie set up a U9s team at Cage Lane, which has now progressed to the U13s after clinching the Division D title in January, prior to lockdown.


JBFC has since created two more teams here at Boxted, who will be competing at U10s and U9s age groups during the 2020-21 season.


Having gained his level one coaching qualification in 2002, Jamie is a now UEFA B licensed coach and has also completed FA Youth Award modules one, two and three, the level two coaching certificate, emergency aid certificate and safeguarding children.

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ELLIOTT WALKER

U9s (Blues) Manager

Elliot is a young, keen and football loving coach.


He has been involved in football since the age of 5 where he played for Stanway Villa until under 18s. Winning many titles and playing in CDYL and EJA.


He then went off to university to study to be a PE teacher; and is currently subject leader at a school in Hertfordshire. Alongside his day job he plays in the Eastern Counties Thurlow Nunn Premier for Long Melford; “Playing a decent level allows me to try and further educate the young lads in my team. I am keen to progress these fine, young players on to the next level.” 


Elliot has only recently been accredited as a FA level 1 coach thanks to the support from Boxted Lodgers, “I have completed many coaching courses through college and university. Football is a massive part of my life and I want to be able to give these young players the chances I was given. Without coaches, players cannot progress and I am privileged to have worked with Jamie for a long time to know how it can be done. Jamie has done a lot for me and working with these amazing kids at JBFC on Saturday mornings, made me want to give up my free time to coach them full time. I am also very lucky to have support from Liam as job location makes training a bit difficult.” 

CHRIS NORTHWOOD

U9 (Reds) Manager

Chris has recently joined the club to create a new U9's side to play in the Colchester Sunday league. 


Chris was a regular for the Colchester District side during youth soccer playing at both left and centre back. 


Chris had a successful playing career which was spent mostly at Tiptree and Stanway Rovers.


Along with his passion for football, Chris was  a keen sprinter and also a member of the Great Britain U18's  American Football Team. 


Chris has coached and also been a keen observer in recent years watching his 2 children progress to play a high standard of Football. 


Chris is passionate about football and wants to pass his knowledge and experience down to the kids that he coaches.

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WALTER MACGREGOR

Club Trasurer

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