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An update to our Academy personnel

Changes to the behind-the-scenes staff within our Academy set-up…

11 July 2023

Academy News

An update to our Academy personnel

Changes to the behind-the-scenes staff within our Academy set-up…

11 July 2023

Swindon Town can confirm some changes to our staff that work within our Academy.

We are delighted to announce that Alex Pike has taken up a new role as Academy Manager, in a role that will see him oversee the full Academy operation from Under-9s to Under-18s.

While Sean Wood’s role is now Lead Professional Development Phase Coach, as he will manage our Under-18s team.

Gavin Gunning, who was a part of Scott Lindsey and Jody Morris’ coaching staff in the 2022/23 campaign has taken up a role in our Academy as Development Phase Loans Manager and will be ensuring our Under-18s players get the development and experience they require while out on loan. 

Part of the Under-18s set-up last season, Lee Peacock takes up an exciting role coaching our Under-9s to Under 18s forwards and attacking players as our new Forward Coach.

Sophie Morrow joins the team as the LeadAcademy Player Care Manager which will support and facilitate the personal growth of our Academy Players including induction and transitions across the academy and mental and emotional wellbeing.

Lastly, Ryan Elliott has joined the club as a Lead Foundation Phase Coach, in a role that will see him responsible for the management and development of our Under-9s to Under-12s.

David Farrell, Sam Grose, Martin Doyle, Ryan Hankins, Kirk McGinn and Travis Wood all remain within our Academy in their existing roles and a full list of our Academy Staff can be found here.


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