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Board and Staff

Meet The Team

Board of directors 

Roger Burden 

Joined the Gloucestershire FA Council in 1983. Roger became a Director in 1999 and was elected County Chairman in 2002. Mr Burden is also an FA Vice President and currently Chairman of the FA Judicial Panel.

Roy Schafer                  

Joined the Gloucestershire FA Council in 1985 and became Deputy Chairman in 2002. Mr Schafer is currently Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee and is the Association’s representative on the FA Council.

David Neale 

Joined the Association as CEO in 2006 and provides leadership and direction to the Association’s 15 strong team of staff.


Tony Stone 

Following a long career with Nat West Bank, Tony joined the Board in 2005 and provides financial oversight of the Association’s accounts and investments

Derek Cumner

Elected to the Board in 2010, Derek leads on Inclusion and Equality and is a member of the Inclusion Advisory Group.

Sue Henson-Green

Elected to the Board in 2013, Sue is the Board Safeguarding Champion and leads the County Match Committee.

Nigel Newport-Black

Nigel was elected to the Board in 2016 and advises the Board on business and youth football matters.

Chief Executive 

David Neale 

Chief Executive

Joined the Association as CEO in 2006 and provides leadership and direction to the Association’s 15 strong team of staff.

Football Development Team 


Matt Boucher

Football Development Manager


Matt is responsible for leading the Football Development Team to develop and support the delivery of the FA National Game Strategy in the County. Matt also leads on Facility development across Gloucestershire working closely with the Football Foundation, Local Authorities, clubs and other organisations to improve football facilities.



Scott Milne

Senior Football Development Officer

Scott's Main responsibilities include leading on the delivery of the participation strategy, which includes working with Clubs and Leagues to ensure we are on track to grow participation within the county.


Jason Lee

Football Development Officer (Disability)

Jason is responsible for the development of disability football through both affiliated and recreational provision. This will include working with both traditional and non-traditional partners to retain and grow football opportunities.

Alexis Lunn-Gadd

Football Development Officer (Women's & Girl's)

Alexis is responsible for the development of Women’s and Girls’ football throughout Gloucestershire. Working with Leagues, Clubs and Teams to create sustainable playing opportunities as well as developing relationships with our key partners to help grow further opportunities for females. Also Alexis oversees and co-ordinates our Wildcats Programme for girls aged 5-11 and the England Talent Pathway  run by The GFA for female players.


Jack Stanbury

Football Development Officer

Jack has spent over 2 years at The GFA and in that time has overseen the growth of the recreational programme. This includes walking football, small-sided leagues, Just Play sessions and Flexible 11-a-side Leagues.


Richard Todd

Football Education Officer

Richard is responsible for providing a sustainable Coach Education Programme across the County to account for the needs of our coaches and volunteers, this includes organising courses such as Level 1,2, UEFA B and many more.


Hugh Feltham

Designated Safeguarding Officer (Mon, Tue & Wed)


Hugh is the GFA Designated Safeguarding Officer- Contact for all youth League and Club Welfare Officers.


Keith Burchell

Safeguarding Administrator (Part-Time)

Keith Ensures that risk assessments are done and properly signed off by our DSO. He is also responsible for filing and storing all documents relating to Safeguarding, Validating CRC checks and Supports the DSO with day to day Safeguarding issues.


Roger Vaughan 

Referee Development Officer

Football operations team  


Chris Lucker 

Football Services Manager

Chris has been in post since January 2008. his responsibilities include the governance of Clubs and Leagues, facilitating the FA disciplinary process, managing the County Cups and supporting the use of FA Whole Game by staff and football volunteers.


Celia Bellamy

Football Services Administrator

Celia has been working at the GFA for over 17 years and works on the governance side dealing primarily with payments, affiliation, hearings and disciplinary cases.


Laura Faulkner 

Football Services Administrator (Thu & Fri)

Football Services Administrator: Main responsibilities are Representative teams, Debt Recovery, Sanctioning of summer tournaments, ticket applications and administration for Gloucester Schools FA


Sam Myatt 

Football Services Officer

Sam's main responsibility is managing the facilities we have at Oaklands Park, as well as the meeting rooms, training rooms and 3G pitch. He also Supports the discipline team as well as the Referee Development Officer. 


Marketing & Communications 


Matt Baker                                                                                                                                                      Marcomms Officer

Matt  joined the Association in June 2017 as Marketing and Communications Officer on a 12 month placement from the University of Gloucestershire. In this role his main responsibilities are to develop and implement the Association's Marketing and Communication strategy, manage social media channels and oversee all content on the Gloucestershire FA website.


Simon Parkinson 




Judith Langworthy 

Finance Administrator

Judith joined the Gloucestershire FA in August 2015 having spent over 30 years in both Financial & Management Accounting. She manages all aspects within the financial side of the business.

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