The County Ground

Board and Staff

Meet The Team

Our offices are now open again following the COVID pandemic, although our staff continue to operate remotely as appropriate to the needs of their roles. As such you should contact us first before coming to the office to ensure staff will be on site to assist you.

Karl Lingham - Hertfordshire FA County Development Manager/Joint Acting CEO

Karl Lingham

Chief Executive Officer and Senior Safeguarding Lead

My role is to lead the Hertfordshire FA team to ensure an effective and efficient service to everyone involved in football across the county. I work closely with the Board of Directors to shape the strategic direction and priorities of the Association.

Email: karl.lingham@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07496 193309 / 01462 650206

Football Development Team

Steve Maker - Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer

Steve Maker

Head of Football Development and Investment

I manage the football development team to implement the Hertfordshire specific version of the National Game Strategy and lead on facility and investment matters working closely with colleagues at the Football Foundation.

Email: steve.maker@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07944 461476 / 01462 650217

Gemma Chaffey

Gemma Chaffey

Designated Safeguarding Officer

My role covers all aspects of safeguarding in football across Hertfordshire, working to ensure the game is safe and enjoyable for all. Please get in touch for advice and guidance on any safeguarding matters or should you wish to raise a concern.

Email: gemma.chaffey@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07538 990836 / 01462 650215

Kieran Fox - Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer

Kieran Fox

Football Development Officer (Broxbourne, Barnet, East Herts, Stevenage, Welwyn Hatfield)

In my role as Football Development Officer I support the delivery of football development by working with local authorities, facilities, and local and professional clubs to increase and sustain playing participation and raise standards across the whole game. My role also has a specific focus on the provision of disability football.

Email: kieran.fox@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07456 623900 / 01462 650223

Beth Dawes - Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer

Beth Dawes

Football Development Officer (Hertsmere, St. Albans, North Hertfordshire)

In my role I work closely with clubs, leagues, players and key partners to support them with all areas of football development so that there are opportunities for all to be involved with the game. Please note my usual working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Email: beth.dawes@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07456 483296 / 01462 650224

Gemma Smith - Hertfordshire FA Football Services Administrator

Gemma Smith

Football Development Officer (Dacorum, Three Rivers, Watford)

In my role I work closely with clubs, leagues, players and key partners to support them with all areas of football development so that there are opportunities for all to be involved with the game. Please note I work part-time hours between Tuesday and Friday.

Email: gemma.smith@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07456 491972 / 01462 650211

Joseph Karram - Hertfordshire FA Football Services Officer

Joe Karram

Football Development Officer (Referees)

My role is to support match officials in Hertfordshire across all areas including recruitment, conversion, retention, and progression of the referee workforce, working to provide CPD and networking opportunities, along with relevant support and education.

Email: joseph.karram@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07456 462306 / 01462 650202

Danielle Evans - Hertfordshire FA Coach Developement Offcier

Danielle Evans

Coach Development Officer

I support the development of coaches across the county of Hertfordshire and within our affiliate clubs. If you are wishing to start or continue coaching football across the county and need some support or guidance then please get in touch. Please note I work part time hours between Monday and Wednesday.

Email: danielle.evans@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07814 615358 / 01462 650208 

Football Services TEam

Lauren Halsey - Hertfordshire FA Football Services Manager

Lauren Halsey

Head of Football Services

I lead the Football Services team to govern the game in Hertfordshire which includes dealing with Discipline, County Cup Competitions and League Sanctioning. My main role includes investigating serious offences that occur on and off the pitch.

Email:
lauren.halsey@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07496 988733 / 01462 650203

Operations Team

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Deputy CEO

I lead a team that focus on customer excellence, facility management, strategic planning, administration, HR, marketing, communications and events. Our aim is to ensure our stakeholders are provided with excellent customer service. My focus will be on the pitch and Community Football Centre (CFC), working with the CFC Managers, as well as supporting the Board and Council/Corporate Governance.

Email: rob.smith@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07496 988727

Marianna Okoh - Hertfordshire FA Finance Officer

Marianna Okoh

Finance Manager

My role is to ensure the smooth running of all financial aspects of the Association. This involves working closely with management and the finance committee to set our annual budgets. My responsibilities include payroll, banking, cashflow and management accounts.

Email:
marianna.okoh@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 01462 650212
Stuart Mugford - Hertfordshire FA Marketing and Communications Officer

Stuart Mugford

Marketing and Communications Manager
 
My role is to ensure Hertfordshire FA communicates effectively with stakeholders across the county. This includes responsibility for managing our website, social media, print, events and press enquiries. 
 

Phone: 01462 650218

Paige Gowans-Smith

Paige Gowans-Smith

Site Manager

My role is to manage the operation of the facilities at The County Ground, working together with Matt to ensure that all of those using our Community Football Centre have a great experience.

Email: paige.gowans-smith@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07456 420174

Matt Reynolds

Matt Reynolds

Site Manager

My role is to manage the operation of the facilities at The County Ground, working together with Paige to ensure that all of those using our Community Football Centre have a great experience.

Email: matt.reynolds@hertfordshirefa.com

Phone: 07456 496483

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