As the transfer window comes to an end it is time for
Norfolk County FA to announce some ins and outs as well as some department
transfers of our own!
Firstly, we have welcomed three new members of staff to the
Association; Jake Brown, Sophie Grosse and Daniel Bird. (Pictured
left to right above)
Sophie joins us as the new Football Services Officer
(Leagues & Registrations) replacing Rachel Cossey. Sophie joins us from
Clapham and Collinge Solicitors where she had previously worked for two years.
A keen player from the age of six, in recent years she has
developed her love of the game further through coaching youth teams at Beccles
FC. In addition, having obtained a Sport, Health and Exercise Science Degree
from the UEA, she has is also looking forward to being the Physiotherapist for
Easton FC and The Middle Green FC this season.
Sophie said: “I am
excited to start my journey with Norfolk County FA and hope in a few years I
will be able to progress within my role.
“I am looking forward
to the new challenges I will face and look forward to helping the clubs within
You can contact Sophie on 01603
704050 (Ext. 1; Opt. 1) or via Sophie.Grosse@NorfolkFA.com.
The second new member of staff we welcome is Daniel Bird who
joins us as theFDC@OpenAcademy Apprentice.
Daniel said: “When I
saw the apprenticeship advertised on the Norfolk County FA Website I knew it
was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. It is a job where I am surrounded by
football all of the time.
“I look forward to working at theFDC@OpenAcademy and I’m excited to
learn new things and face any and all challenges.”
You can contact Daniel on 01603
704050 (Ext. 3) or via Daniel.Bird@NorfolkFA.com.
Our final new signing of the transfer window is Jake Brown
who joins as theFDC@Flegg Apprentice.
Jake said: “I’ve
been working towards a job in sport for a long time so it’s a big relief to
have finally achieved what I was hoping. This motivates me further to excel in
my newly appointed role within Norfolk County FA and to surprise those around
me through my dedication, commitment and work ethic.
“It’s a big step forward for me and I plan
to live up to and surpass any expectations of me. Football has been around me
my whole life, anyone that knows me would agree that I put 110% effort into all
aspects of the game – whether it’s taking part, planning or administrating – I
look to please all around me.”
You can contact Jake on 01603
704050 (Ext. 4) or via Jake.Brown@NorfolkFA.com.
We have sadly also had two members of staff leave us this transfer
Nicholas Hollyoak has left his position as FDC Operations Coordinator to
pursue a career as a BT Service Engineer. Furthermore; Harry Borrett has left
his position as theFDC@OpenAcademy Apprentice to go to University.
We would like to thank both Nick and Harry for their contribution to
Norfolk FA and wish them all the best for the future.
There have also been transfers between departments at
Norfolk County FA this summer.
At theFDC, Anna
Larkins has moved from her position of County 5IVES Coordinator to take up the
role of theFDC Senior Coordinator.
Previously an apprentice at theFDC, Steven Berry has assumed
a full time coordinator role at the centre, along with Louie Donaldson who has
moved across from his apprentice position at theFDC@Flegg.
At County Headquarters, Rachel Cossey has moved from the
Football Services Department to the Football Development Department as she
takes up the new role of Football Development Officer (Inclusion).
Finally, David Robinson has gained the additional part time position
of Referee Appointments Officer as well as remaining Norfolk County FA’s
Referee Development Officer.
Norfolk County FA Chairman, Michael Banham said: “It’s certainly been a busy summer and once
again our fantastic workforce has grown. This is testament to our
sustainability, our commitment to providing opportunities, and the success of
our Apprenticeship Programme.
would like to say thank you and best wishes to the staff leaving us, and also good
luck to those joining or taking up new challenges within Norfolk County