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Norfolk County FA Transfer News

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!

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 our County.” 

You can contact Sophie on 01603 704050 (Ext. 1; Opt. 1) or via

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

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


We have sadly also had two members of staff leave us this transfer window.

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.

“I 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 Football Association.”