Club Committee

AFC Worthing Youth Club Committee

Tony Puglia

Club founder: Tony Puglia

I played my football mainly in the local leagues in and around Worthing, my best position was as a full back but I could also play in midfield. Injury took its toll. In 2005 I decided to form AFCWY and channel my football passion in creating a club where children could enjoy their football development at their own pace. Our aim is based solely on the development of the children to improve their skills to the best of their ability.

Club Founder facts

Position: Right back
Foot: Right
Favourite Team: Liverpool
Favourite Current Player:Luis Suarez
Favourite ground: Anfield
Football hero’s: Kenny Dalglish/Ian Rush

Lee Colbran: Chairman

Chairman: Lee Colbran

Football simply is the best sport in the world. Having the opportunity to get involved with the development of grass-roots football was too good an opportunity to pass-up. Having seen the dedication and effort the volunteers and coaches put into the development of the players is inspiring. I am delighted to be Club Chairman and will work with my fellow committee members to develop the Club and most importantly, our young players.

Chairman facts

Position: Striker
Foot: Right
Favourite Team: Liverpool
Favourite Current Player:Luis Suarez
Favourite ground: Anfield
Favourite ever player: John Barnes, Luis Saurez, Paul Gascoigne

Andy Kerr: Head Coach

Head Coach: Andy Kerr

Like most coaches in youth football, I spent a few decades attempting to play the game – the charitably minded would say ‘at a decent level’ – before injury and old age got the better of me. But bygones are bygones: I can honestly say I enjoy coaching far more than I ever did playing – and I loved to play.

Meet all the Club’s coaches

Head Coach facts

Position: Centre half
Foot: Left
Favourite Team: Nottingham Forest
Favourite Current Player:Steven Gerrard
Favourite ground: City Ground
Favourite ever player: Sir Bobby Moore

Welfare Officer: Clare Feest

As a Mum of two of the Club’s players I value the safety and happiness of a child. It is important that all the children who come and play for AFC Worthing Youth are happy and feel safe in their surroundings. The welfare of the children is paramount and I available to listen to any concerns you may have.

Treasurer: Clare Readman

As Club Treasurer it is my responsibility to ensure subscription fees are used for equipment for the benefit of the players. Reporting to the Club Chairman I prepare accounts for the monthly committee meeting and am on hand to help set financial policy.

AFC Worthing Youth Club documentation

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