Board and Staff

Meet The Team!

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Board of Directors

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Roy Schafer

Joined the Gloucestershire FA Council in 1985. Mr Schafer was elected as County Chairman in 2021. Mr Schafer is currently Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee and is the Association’s representative on the FA Council.



Sue Henson-Green

Sue was elected to the Board in 2013 and is the Safeguarding Champion. She is the chair of the County Match Committee alongside being the president of the Glos County Women's League that has been recognised for its success. Mrs Henson-Green was elected Deputy-Chair in 2021.


Chief Executive

David Neale 

Joined the Association as CEO in 2006 and provides leadership and direction to the Association’s 11 strong team of staff.


Finance Director

Graham Papworth

Graham joined the board in 2019 and provides financial oversight of the Association’s accounts and investments.




Nigel Newport-Black

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


Independent Non-Executive Director

Mohammed Patel

Mohammed joined the board in 2020 to assist in the business affairs of the Association, determining the vision and strategy, the plans, policies and financial investment required to achieve the Association's aims. 

Senior Managers 


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.


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.


Judith Langworthy 

Finance Officer

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.

Staff Members  


Scott Milne

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.


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.


Roger Vaughan 

Referee Development and Equality Officer 

Roger is responsible for the recruitment, retention and development of referees within the County by arranging courses and other training events to ensure our referees are the best they can be. He also supports the Inclusion Advisory Group ensuring that football in the County is representative of the communities in which it is played.

Chantelle Thompson - Gloucestershire FA Designated Safeguarding Officer

Chantelle Thompson

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO)

Chantelle is the GFA Designated Safeguarding Officer- Contact for all youth League and Club Welfare Officers. Chantelle ensures best practices, policies and safeguarding is embedded within the County grassroots footaball community.



Laura Faulkner 

Safeguarding Administrator (Part-time)

Ensures that risk assessments are done and properly signed by our DSO. Laura is also responsilbe for filing and storing all documents relating safeguarding, validating DBS checks and supports the DSO with day to day safeguarding issues.


Chelsie Savins 

Football Services Officer

Chelsie's main responsibility is to support delivery of affiliation, registration, county cup competitions, and disciplinary procedures.

Marketing & Communications 

Jacques Kitenge - Website Profile

Jacques Kitenge

Marketing and Communications Officer

Jacques' 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.

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