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Jon Fowell

Jon Fowell – Manager

Email  |  Tel: 07955045863

Jon has been coaching since 1993, when he gained his FA Level 2 Badge – this led him to train on the Leyton Orient Community Scheme, followed by the Chelsea Community Scheme.  He finally got his big break in 1999, when he became a Scout Coach for Wimbledon FC in the English Premier League.

At Wimbledon he worked under an elite Coach, Terry Burton, and together they produced talented players including Colin Kazim Richards of Celtic FC, David Martin from MK Dons and Jason Puncheon from Crystal Palace.
Jon also had the pleasure of playing for Grays, Aldershot, Leyton Pennant, Kingstonion and Ilford.
Jon’s time spent at Enfield Town coaching the U21s  meant he was able to demonstrate fully his passion for the club, the sport and, particularly the players, some of whom enhanced and improved so immensely that they were able to move on to more senior clubs.

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Andre Thomas

Andre Thomas – Assistant Manager

Email  |  Tel: 07722314933

André has always been familiar with Clapton FC and the Old Spotted Dog Stadium from his time as a pupil at St Anthony’s and St Bonaventures.

Born & Raised in East London, André now coaches and mentors the youth that also share that same accolade, with his role as Assistant Manager for Pro Power Dragons.

In his new role as First Team coach and Reserve Team Manager, his job is to nurture the young players in their development into first team players, creating more competition within the club.

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Ray Bartlett – Coach

Born and raised in East London, Ray joined Clapton FC in April 2016 as first team coach after spending two seasons at Takeley FC. Ray started his coaching career at the age of 19 due to injuries keeping him off the field.

Ray worked alongside ‘The Access to sports Project’ to help develop youth teams such as ‘A2S’ and ‘Woodberry down FC’  where he spent 2 years as manager, winning 2 league titles. Ray then moved on to develop his coaching qualities working in training camps at PSG and Valencia.

Ray Joined Takeley FC as Reserve manager in August 2014. After signing players such as Dapo Kayode (Kilmarnock FC), Theo Ola (Mjallby AIF) and many other quality players that now play at higher levels he soon joined the coaching staff of the first team which see them climb the table and 2 Cup semi finals in his first year.

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Lizzie Matthews

Lizzy Matthews – Sports Therapist

A recent East London University graduate, Lizzy has spent 3 years working within the ESL across several clubs.

During her time as a recently qualified Sports Therapist, she has undertaken roles with teams varying from semi professional to Premier League.  She has a passion for youth development football most recently working with US Premier sides in the U11-14s.

Taking on the role as First Team Sports Therapist in Jan 2016, Lizzy’s role is a fundamental part in making sure the players are at full fitness and injury free whilst being on hand to deal with pitchside incidents.