Meet The Team

Jamie Edwards

Chief Executive Officer


Background:

Jamie was a professional footballer for Bristol City Football Club, and played semi-professionally in Australia. He has been a UEFA B License coach since 2007 and founded and managed a sports coaching company from 2005 – 2007.

Before joining Shrewsbury Town in the Community, he was Community Manager at Hereford United FC Between 2007 - 2014.

Best Part of The Job:

"Every day is different"

Steve Brotherwood

Operations Manager


Background:

Steve graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with an honours degree in Sports Development and Coaching and worked for Hereford United Community Trust for eight years, before joining Shrewsbury Town in the Community in October 2015.

Best Part of The Job:

"Being able to directly influence people's enjoyment of taking part in sporting and community activities, and seeing the difference that it can make to people from all walks of life"

Alex Jones

Community Manager


Background:

Alex graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a degree in Sports Development. After a number of years coaching football in the United States, he returned to the UK and started his role at Shrewsbury Town in the Community as a part-time member of staff and was made full time 6 months later and hasn't looked back since. 

Best Part of The Job:

"Seeing young people achieve!"

Adam Jones

South Shropshire Co-ordinator


Background:

Adam joined Shrewsbury Town in the Community in September 2018 after working for Virtual Learning UK as an assistant curriculum leader and has experienced working within various different community projects for Hereford United in the Community and Herefordshire Football Association.

Adam graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BSc Hons in Science and Football and Cardiff University with a PGCE in Sport. Adam also holds a FA Level 3 Goalkeeping and Outfield Coaching Qualification.

Adam works within South Shropshire delivering on the Premier League Primary Stars and Advanced Development Centre as a lead coach for the U12 and goalkeeping coach.

Best Part of The Job:

"Giving young children the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential through the provision of PE and seeing so many different personalities each day."

Jonny Hughes

North Shropshire Co-ordinator


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Steve Burnside

Facilities and Events Manager


Background:

Steve joined Shrewsbury Town in the Community in September 2019 after working in facility management roles in leisure centres, schools and gyms around Shrewsbury.

Steve studied a masters degree programme in Sports Strength and Conditioning at the University of Gloucestershire following his undergraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Sciences at Staffordshire University. Steve also holds various qualifications in sport including his FA Level 2, Level 3 Personal Trainer and Level 3 Sports Massage.

In January 2020 Steve combined his role of Facilities Manager with that of Events Manager, now splitting his time between both projects and focussing his efforts on raising money for the charity through challenge and fundraising events.

Best Part of The Job:

Seeing the impact the work of the charity has on people's lives.

Greg Burgess


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Sean McAlister

Football Development Co-oridinator


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Calvin Latham

NCS Wave Coordinator


Background:

Calvin has now completed over 14 NCS programmes and has progressed from a participant of the programme in 2012 to an NCS Wave Coordinator at Shrewsbury Town in the Community. He is also currently completing a degree in Childhood & Youth development studies.

Calvin’s work in the local community, including being involved with the air cadets, scouts and local youth groups has enhanced his skills and experiences to provide nothing but the best possible NCS experience for the young people who take part.

Best Part of The Job:

"Being in a position to make a difference to young people’s lives."

Sophie Challinor

NCS Wave Coordinator


Background:

After graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Sophie was a cover teacher in the PE department of her old primary school, Bishops of Hereford Bluecoat School.

She then became an outdoor instructor, doing her training down in Cornwall. Having gained those qualifications she travelled to Greece and Tenerife, where she was a beach lifeguard and ran the water sports at the kids clubs.

She has started a family and done part time work for a while, and has now joined the Shrewsbury Town in the Community charity as the NCS Wave Coordinator.

Best Part of The Job:

"Seeing young people achieve something amazing"

Nigel Wellings

Inclusive Sport Co-Ordinator


Background:

Nigel graduated from Staffordshire University with a degree in PE and Youth sports coaching. Having graduated, he started working for a coaching company in Primary schools before joining Shrewsbury Town in the Community in the summer of 2017. In September 2018, Nigel moved from his community sports coach role into a partner schools role.

Best Part of The Job:

"Watching the children progress with their confidence and skills."

Kate Lindley

Health Activator


Background:

Kate graduated in 2011 from Northampton University with a degree in Dance and quickly moved to London to continue training and performing.

In 2012 she started her journey in the fitness industry and created a successful business teaching dance and fitness classes around the city. In 2018 Kate moved into the world of public health and turned her focus to providing exercise options for people with serious health conditions.

Specialising in fitness for older adults, Kate takes care of our Extra Time and Kick Cancer projects; but you may just catch her dancing with local school children whenever she gets chance.

Best Part of The Job:

Connecting with so many different members of our community. I work with everyone aged from 5 to 95!

Chris Lloyd

Community Coach


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Simon Tisdale


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Harry Brown

PLPS Co-ordinator


Background:

Harry graduated from Edge Hill University with a degree in Primary Education. With a passion for sport and in particular football, Harry coached football teams from the local primary school where he was based, before joining Shrewsbury Town in the Community in 2018.

Best Part of The Job:

"Utilising the power of sport to have a positive impact on young people"

Neil Homer

'Reading The Game' Programme Leader and Primary School Teacher


Background:

Neil has a Humanities degree and a PGCE from Birmingham University. He has over 18 years experience in education and is a keen sportsman, who also loves watching any live sport.

Best Part of The Job:

"Inspiring children to try something new and helping them become the best they can be!"

Mark Bull

Inclusive Sport Officer


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Scott Guilbert

Inclusive Sport Officer


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Reuben Dunn

Permanent Volunteer


Background:

Reuben Dunn started with us on NCS in 2017 and at the Gala Dinner that year he received an award for Participant of the Year and NCS graduate of the year.

He was also featured in a video showcasing his story which can be seen here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GrGdn5RsOQ

Reuben is now working hard as a permanent volunteer at Shrewsbury Town in the Community!

Best Part of The Job:

Being part of the team every week!