Joined the company in 2011 to help develop new business channels and ideas. High degree of business ethics, wide experience in the business and football communities. Holds a UEFA A licence and has a passion for grass roots football.
One of the founders and directors of footballcv.com since its inception in 2000 and has been instrumental in the company establishing itself as the UK’s market leader in organising football trials and setting up the first private football academy.
Having worked in football for over 15 years became Vice-Chairman of Corby Town Football Club in 2011. Also Managing Director of Burndine Sales and Services, a family business whose main activity is business and management consultancy and is also involved in property management and investment.
Director of North American Operations
A Director of footballcv.com since 2001. Having been based in North America for twenty years became more involved in the UK operation of the business in 2011.
Managing Director of Turnstile Ltd distributors of sporting goods and outdoor toy sectors in the UK and via third party distributors world-wide. Inventor of the Kickmaster soccer brand.
Kerry obtained a BSc Degree in Sport and Exercise Science at York St John University before joining FootballCV in the Summer of 2012. Kerry has coaching experience with various children’s sports teams and is a keen footballer.
Pete is an experienced Level 5 referee, with over 20 years experience officiating both youth and senior level football matches. Pete has been with FootballCV for a number of years, assisting in areas such as pre-match warm-up's and match day programme sales. Pete is fully CRB checked and holds a current Emergency Aid certificate.
Ian Sampson, who led Northampton Town to their famous Carling Cup victory away at Liverpool in 2010, joined as Head Coach in July 2012. Sampson ‘s playing career included spells at Sunderland, Spurs and then 449 games for Northampton Town.
As manager of the 'Cobblers' in the Second Division from 2009 – 2011 he took a young squad to 11th position and introduced young players such as Michael Jacobs who has since moved to Derby County. Previous to this from 2004 he was Head of Youth and Assistant Manager before landing the First Team Manager’s position. His tenure included picking up the ‘Manager of the Month’ award in February 2010 and leading the club to their most famous victory in their history when they knocked out Liverpool at Anfield after a tense penalty shoot-out.
Richard began his playing career at Birmingham City before spells at numerous clubs including Peterborough United, Shrewsbury Town and Stevenage Borough amongst others. Since his playing days Richard has gained his UEFA 'B' Coaching Badge along with the FA's SAQ Certificate, First Aid and CRB. He has run soccer schools for several years now.
A qualified Sports Therapist and Sports Masseur, having trained at the 'Medical Centre of Excellence' at Lilleshall before going on to gain a degree in 'Sports Therapist' at Salford University. He has worked in the sports injury/rehabilitation departments at a number of both professional and semi professional football clubs, such as Cambridge City, Luton Town, Norwich City, Kettering Town, Rushden & Diamonds and Spalding United.
Chris is also a qualified football coach, currently undertaking his UEFA 'B' licence coaching badge.
Martin joined in 2007 as Administrator and has risen to become Academy Director in five years.
Martin started his coaching career at a local junior team managing and coaching youth teams at most age groups before moving onto work at Kettering Town FC. During his nine seasons at Kettering, he has worked with age groups from U10's up to and including the U18's. Whilst at the club he was Assistant Development Officer, overseeing the U12's to the U16's. Martin then moved on to work within the backroom staff for the Senior Team at Kettering Town, working with the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Paul Davies and Ron Atkinson. In 2005 Martin flew to American and spent a period of time coaching in Chicago, Detriot, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. He too holds an FA Coaching Certificate,Child Protection Certificate and CRB check.
In 2011 Martin became Football Operations Director of Conference North Corby Town.
Matthew is a talented athlete who has represented Great Britain and England in international hammer throwing events. He is fully CRB checked and holds a current Emergency Aid certificate and will manage all playing kit requirements at FootballCV events.
Self taught as a web developer and journalist, Chris is a member of the International Sports Press Association, the British Sports Journalists' Association, the Football Writers' Association and the UK Web Design Association and has been providing consultancy support to FootballCV since 2002. He has won several awards for his work on websites and publications and is the managing director of Final Third Sports Media, who specialise in the development and management of websites in the sports and leisure industry from their offices in England and Australia.
Chris was once the youngest director of a football club in England at Corby Town and has also been chairman of Stamford Association Football Club, he holds a number of independent and non-executive directorships for private businesses and national organisations in the sport industry.
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