2016 see’s a couple of changes to the SEFA staff both on and off the pitch.

Head Coach, and former SEFA player, Ryan Croucher has been the face of our Swadelands and our newly formed Ashford centre has now stepped aside to take full charge of our Fixtures Program. Taking Ryan’s place is Kieran Culleton who has recently had a summer of coaching in Texas before returning to Maplesden Noakes this season.

Speaking about the fixtures program Ryan said “The program aims to offer fixtures to every player across all of our centres and tiers. With the brand we have created over the last 10 years we have now built up a wide range of contacts across the South-East and across the country, many of which we have competed against before. We have started on a real high as January and February promises to be busier than ever with games already confirmed against Millwall, Leyton Orient, Chelsea Development Centres, Norwich City Centre of Excellence, West Ham United, Arsenal Soccer Schools andCambridge United to just a few.”

Ryan Croucher Role

New Head of Centre at Swadelands and Ashford Kieran, spoke of his excitement of the opportunities for players in East-Kent. “The Swadelands and Ashford Centres are a big part of Soccer Elite going forwards. Both centres give players around the area the opportunity to receive professional football coaching along side their club training and matches at the weekends. Ryan has done a fantastic job over the last 3 years at Swadelands and now the Ashford centre at the Homelands Stadium is building nicely.”

KC Jib Role

Another change to the staffing structure at Soccer Elite is Head Coach at our Star Meadow Centre, Rich Radbourne now becoming a full time member of staff. Rich will be working closely with all of our full time staff as well continuing with his role over in Gillingham on a Monday, Friday and Saturday.