Stew Fowlie - Team Manager
Stew is the Chief Operating Officer at Scottish Student Sport, the coordinating body for sport and physical activity in Scotland’s Colleges and Universities.
Stew is a relatively recent retiree from regular competitive football. He has reluctantly hung up the boots after a successful student and non-league ‘career’ in Scotland, which included representative honours at University and Semi-Pro level.
Stew enjoys an idyllic family life in coastal Fife where he lives with his wife Katie and sons Hamish and Finlay.
When time allows Stew enjoys a game of golf and he is currently pursuing hole-in-one #4 - very much in hope rather than expectation.
Ross Campbell - Assistant Team Manager
I live in Dalgety Bay, Fife which is located 20 miles from Edinburgh. I currently work as Sports Programme Manager at Heriot-Watt University and play for Scottish Football League Division 2 Side Forfar Athletic.
I am Working towards my UEFA A License with the Scottish Football Association. I am Currently Scottish Student Sport Football Coordinator and working with the BUCS Football Advisory group.
James Ellis - Head Coach
I am currently Acting Director of Sport at the University of Warwick. In a previous life I played, coached and then directed the Football programme at Loughborough University (1996 – 2009).
I have been lucky enough through the BUCS programme to have had significant National and International experience being Head Coach for England Universities from 2005 – 2008, Team Manager for the GB Men’s Futsal Team at WUCs in 2008 and 2010. However, my passion is the development of players in the 11 a side game and the contribution that our sector makes. I have been lucky enough to have been to two previous WUGs as Assistant Coach in 2009, Belgrade and Head Coach to the Games in 2011, China. Outside HE Football I have ‘collected’ my football qualifications and am currently studying on the League Managers Association (LMA) Certificate in Management. I commenced coaching / managing at 22 in the Non-League pyramid and have been an Assistant Manager / Coach in the Conference North with Nuneaton Borough and in the Conference with Kettering Town.
Steve Guinan - Assistant Coach
Steve lives in Worcester with his wife and two young children and is the Senior Football Academy Manager at Hartpury College based in Gloucestershire. He is also player/coach at Kidderminster Harriers FC who play in the Blue Square Premier and has been a professional footballer for over 20 years, amassing over 500 Football League appearances across all four English Leagues.
Steve also enjoys a game of golf in his spare time but would be more than happy just to hit the green never mind a hole in one!"
Jason Lee Cook - Performance Analyst
I am a lecturer in performance analysis at Loughborough College and teach across foundation degree and BSc programmes. I have been working at Loughborough since 2006 however alongside my lecturing role I undertake a range of applied roles working closely with elite sports teams providing performance analysis support, including the Wales U21 national squad. I have presented research in the area of the performance analysis at leading national and international conferences. I am also an International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport accredited performance analyst, currently working towards my level 7 accreditation.
Kay Cossington - Head Coach (Team Leader)
Kay Cossington currently employed at The FA as the England Women’s U15 Head Coach and National Talent Development Manager. Kay leads on the development of girls’ elite football, and has helped develop and restructure a new talent pathway for girls in England, as well as providing a training programme to support a talent workforce working within that pathway.
Kay joined The FA from Millwall FC Community Scheme where she was the Coach Education & Development Manager and FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence Director. Having gained her UEFA A licence, she was already known by many at The FA as England Women's Under 19s Assistant Coach and National Scout, having won a gold medal with the team in the U19 European Final in Belarus in 2009.
Kay supports West Ham United and played and managed the women's section until moving across to coach FA Women's Premier League side Millwall Lionesses.
Rehanne Skinner - Assistant Coach
One of the leading coaches in ladies’ football, Rehanne is assistant first-team manager at Arsenal LFC.
She has great pedigree, having led Leicester City to successive promotions and Premier League status after developing the clubs structure from u8's to Seniors in the 10 years she worked at the club. During this time more than 20 players gained international experience at various age groups.
Rehanne completed her UEFA 'A' Licence back in 2009 only the 10th female in the country to do so and has been involved with the England Under-15 squad since the start of 2009 something she continues to do. Her full time role with The FA developing young players also includes International Scouting, coach education and being Head Coach of the Midlands Elite Performance Camps alongside her work at Arsenal giving her a wealth of experience across the game.
Alex Zurita - Team Manager
From a football point of view I have 6 years experience working in The Football Association’s Girls’ and Women’s National programme at grassroots and elite level. For the last 3 years I have been involved with Millwall Girls' Centre of Excellence and the newly established FA’s Elite Player Centres. At the CoE and EPC Midlands Centre I served as a technical staff as well as Assistant Centre Director and Logistical Manager. My other previous team involvement was with West Ham United Ladies FC.
Currently work for Pro-Active East London which is one of the 49 County Sports Partnerships in England leading on volunteering related programmes. I have 9 years experience in project management in Sports Development, Social Inclusion and Coach Education.
Luke Taylor – Sports Scientist
Luke currently holds the position of Head of Academy Sport Science at Oxford United Football Club overseeing the physical development all players under the age of 18 both male and female. In addition to this he assists in male first team duties and provides all Sport Science Support for the Women’s First team squad. Prior to this Luke complete an Internship at Sheffield United Football Club in their sport science department. During his time at Sheffield Hallam University he competed as a multi-sport athlete in; Football, Rowing and Ice hockey. He is currently a member of the F.A’s first, Football Science and Applied conditioning cohort under the mentorship of the F.A’s Head of Sport Science, John Iga.
Last updated: 29th Apr 2013 14:51