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Meet The Team

EAST RIDING County fa staff

Adam Lowthorpe 

Chief Executive Officer 

Adam is responsible for leading the East Riding County FA team in the day to day running of the Association and delivering the priorities and targets of the East Riding FA Business Plan and FA National Game Strategy.


Rachel Sullivan 

Football Development Manager

Rachel is responsible for managing the development team at the CFA and driving the FA Strategy forward. Rachel also oversees funding and facility development across the County.  


Telephone: 07795 482258

Steve Lazenby 

Designated Safeguarding Officer 

Steve is responsible for supporting a safe framework for children within football which includes; guidance and support, networking events, monitoring behaviour, making referrals and liaising with The FA & Local Authorities.

Telephone: 07795 690491

Tina Edwards 


Tina is responsible for all aspects of governance at the County FA.
This includes; discipline, affiliation, sanctioning and player registration, and dealing with any general enquiries around governance.
Tina is also the County FA lead on the Whole Game System and online Player Registration. 


Emma Furniss


Emma is responsible for supporting the governance team at the County FA. Responsibilities include sanctioning games and competitions, the affiliation process and dealing with discipline as well as supporting clubs with general enquiries.




Christine Pybus 

Finance Administrator 

Christine looks after all aspects of finance within the County FA. 


Liz Shipp

Development Administrator 

Liz is responsible for the Coach Education programme within the County and supporting coaches through their qualifications. 

Liz is also Secretary of the Competitions Committee and oversees all the cup competitions within the County. 

Telephone: 07879 016794

Chris Johnson 

Clubs and Participation Development Officer 

Chris' role is to support clubs and leagues with their development and increase the amount of opportunities people have to access football in our region.

Telephone: 07826 344661

Kirsty Leake 

Women and Girls Football Development Officer 

Kirsty's role is to develop the provision for females within the East Riding. Working closely with clubs and organisations to retain and grow female football through FA and CFA initiatives. 

Telephone: 07920 047705

Joe Tomlinson - Physical Foundations

Disability Football Development Officer

Physical Foundations role is to support and develop diability football within the East Riding. Working closely with clubs, leagues and orgnisations to grow and retain disabled players through FA and County FA initiatives. 


Telephone: 07984 144499

Will Dodds 

Referee Development Officer and Club Services Administrator 

Will is responsible for supporting clubs with the Charter Standard process including the Annual Health Check. 

Will also aids the recruitment & retention of referees, working with leagues to; deploy the referee workforce, design and offer in-service and other educational events, and offer support & guidance for match officials. 

Telephone: 07798 884500

east riding county fa board members 

Chris Bodsworth                      
John Suddards                            
Ian Blanchard
Adam Lowthorpe                  
Malcolm Marsden                       
Keith Pinder    
Doug Waterson                                
Kerry Johnson                             
Melissa Rackham  

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