Board and Staff

Board Members


Chris Bodsworth

Chris started his participation in local football in 1962 with an Anlaby boys team. They played in vivid yellow shirts with a dramatic black flash on the front. After this Chris moved on to men's Saturday football with Beverley Old Grammarians in the East Riding County League, for whom he played for many years until injury and advancing years intervened.

During this time Chris was also Club Secretary (4 teams at one point) and became an East Riding County League Committee member. Chris took on the role of League Secretary for many years and also began County FA Council membership in back 1991. In 2003 he was elected as President of the East Riding FA and as such serves as a Board Member with particular responsibility for Governance.


John Suddards

Johns involvement in local football began in 1970 with Wilson Line with him also lining up for Wheeler White Star, Chiltern Amateurs and Haltemprice on a Saturday, and Westfield, Norwich, Swanfield and Hessle Rangers on a Sunday. John managed and coached his son’s team West Hull Boys in 1989 before taking the team to Hessle Rangers to play Sunday men’s football. Whilst there John helped coach Hessle Rangers to the Premier league title in the 1999 / 2000 season.
John joined the Hull Sunday Mens League Committee in 2000 and currently holds the post of Vice Chairman after being Chairman for 3 seasons.
John joined the Hull and District Youth Sunday Football League in 1991 and was elected as Chairman in 2019, where previously he represented the league on the the East Riding FA Council in. Then in 1999 when the East Riding FA was incorporated John was elected to the Board of Director’s. In 2005 John was elected as Chairman of the East Riding and now serves as regions representative on the FA Council. 

Adam Lowthorpe

Adam is the Chief Executive Officer of the East Riding FA and Board Member and has been with the organisation for over 15 years. During this time has taken on a number of Football Development roles and is responsible for the day to day management and running of the business.


Kerry Johnson

Kerry started off collecting subs while her youngest son was at an Academy before Kerry and a number of other parents decided to form Costello FC back in 2000.
Kerry was the clubs first Secretary and oversaw the development of the club from 15 members to over 300 and over 20 teams. Kerry is currently Honorary Secretary of Costello FC.
Kerry was elected to the East RidinK Johnsong FA Council before taking on the role of Board Member around in 2016. Kerry is the East Riding FA Company Secretary and Chair of the Disciplinary Group.

Malcolm Marsden

Malcolm is the East Riding FA Finance Director and is a Chartered Accountant working in private practice. Malcolm has over 40 year’s experience of accountancy matters affecting local small businesses and small charities.
His involvement with the East Riding FA was initially as the external accountant and auditor which started in the early 1990’s and ran right through to 2005. After the resignation of the previous Finance director Malcolm was invited to join the Board to help the East Riding FA achieve its financial goal

Ian Blanchard

Ian's involvement in local football began as a footballer with Hedon & Marfleet FC, Broadgates FC, Brighton Electricity and Humberside Police.
Ian took up the managerial reins at Broadgates FC and Brighton Electricity.
Ian then took up refereeing in 1988 which led him to successful career in the Northern Premier League, the Football League and the Premier League. 
In 2001 Ian joined the FA and became the Head of Senior Referee Development before leaving in 2015. Ian is now an East Riding FA Board member and County FA’s Safeguarding Champion.

Doug Waterson

Doug started out as a player at Swanfield FC in 1964 before quickly taking up the reins as Secretary, Treasurer and Manager. Doug is also credited with being a joint founder member of Kelvin Old Boys where he coached for 10 years and was the first player to make 200 appearances.
In 1979 Doug became a member of Hull Sunday Mens Football League committee since 1979 and in 1989 Doug became Treasurer of the league. In 1989 Doug also became a member of East Riding Schools FA and auditor of account with him also representing the ERSFA on the East Riding FA Council.  Doug has also held a number of positions at Humberside Schools with him receiving a 40-year service award from English Schools FA 2015.  
Doug became a member of the East Riding FA Board of Directors in 1999 and has also been a manager of the Senior Representative Team. In 2004 Doug took on the role of Chairman of the Competitions Working Party with him going on to receive the 50 years’ service Order of Merit from the FA in 2019.

Roger Cutsforth

Roger played locally for Sunday League clubs North Ferriby United, Barton Town, Swanfield and Brighams before starting his coachng journey with Walkington Wanderers and Elloughton Blackburn. Roger is the current coach of Elloughton Blackburn in the East Riding County League and the Humberside Schools Under 18’s representative side. field.

Keith Pinder

Having played locally for a number of years, Keith took up the reigns at Greatfield Boys in 1990.
In 1997 Keith was asked to join the Hull Youth Sunday Football League Committee, having undertaken a number of roles in the first couple of years. In 1999 Keith was elected to the position of League Secretary which he did so in a voluntary capacity until 2010, when the position was made a full time role, a position Keith still holds today.
Keith was elected as an East Riding FA Council member in 2015, serving on a number of Committees, which including becoming the Secretary of the Referees Committee.
In 2017 Keith was elected to the Board of Directors, serving as a general Director, helping top shape football and governance in the County.



Rachel Sullivan

Rachel is the Football Development at East Riding FA and is responsible for managing the CFA Development Team including all Pathway staff (Women & Girls’, Male & Mixed.
Rachel also leads on Facility development.

Steve Lazenby

Steve is the Designated Safeguarding Officer at East Riding FA and is responsible for the management of safeguarding and child protection concerns and for the implementation of safeguarding protocols.

Mark Brown

Mark leads on the development, recruitment and training of Match Officials in East Riding.

Rebecca Bolton

Rebecca is a Participation Officer at the East Riding FA and is responsible for supporting and developing the Women & Girls and Disability Football pathways in East Riding.

Chris Johnson

Chris is the Participation and Communications Officer at East Riding FA and is responsible for supporting and developing the male pathway in East Riding. Chris also leads on England Football Accreditation and league support whilst also leading on Marketing and Communication.

Liz Shipp

Liz is the Football Services Officer at East Riding FA and is responsible for supporting and developing Coach Education and County Cups.

Tina Edwards

Tina is the Football Governance Officer at East Riding FA and is responsible for the management of all discipline procedures.
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Christine Pybus

Christine is the Finance Administrator at East Riding FA and is responsible for supporting the Finance Director and the business with all financial matters.