Wycombe Wanderers | Meet The Team
page-template-default,page,page-id-15762,ajax_leftright,page_not_loaded,,vertical_menu_enabled,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-9.1.2,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.11.2,vc_responsive

Meet The Team

Paul Foley

Head of Sports & Education Trust

Paul joined WWSET in April 2015 following 7 years spent working in both coaching and management positions with AFC Wimbledon’s Foundation and Academy. Having worked his way up from a casual community coach Pauls’ final 3 years with AFC Wimbledon were spent in the role of Operations Manager within the Foundation. This period allowed Paul to gain significant experience in leading a successful community scheme on a day to day basis. In his spare time Paul enjoys “trying” to play golf, as well as skiing and snowboarding as often as possible.

To contact Paul please email: paul.foley@wwfc.com

Chris Milstead

Operations Manager

Chris has been a fantastic coach at the WWSET Elite Development Academy since early 2014 and in November 2015 took up the full-time role of WWSET Operations Manager. Chris’s role within the team is to develop and manage the advertising, marketing, Social Media, brand awareness, matchday packages and website. Whilst ensuring that the office environment is organised and productive in all the 4 areas of SET’s work. Skills he picked up whilst working with clubs such as Chelsea FC and Queens Park Rangers FC. Chris is somebody that can always be relied on to help out where needed, and his outgoing personality means there’s always fun to be had when he’s around. Away from the office Chris enjoys spending time with his mates, trying to play golf and watching as much football as he can.

To contact Chris please email: chris.milstead@wwfc.com

Sam Parker

Community Health Manager

Sam was the standout candidate during the recruitment process and has all the necessary attributes to be a real asset not just to our team, but to the community of High Wycombe as a whole.

Sam’s role is to maximise WWSET’s physical and mental health related offerings and to develop, manage and deliver numerous new activities and partnerships all of which will aim to improve health levels within the local community.

As a graduate of Bournemouth University where Sam studied a degree in Sports Development and Coaching Sciences, coupled with her employment experience in both County Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies for Sport (working in roles such as Sports Development Officer for ‘Get Berkshire Active’ as well as time employed by a local authority in the role of Project Officer for an initiative called ‘Active Together’),

She has a specific interest in helping people from all walks of life to get more active and healthyAnd also loves spending time with family and friends, playing various sports.

To contact Sam please email: sam.parker@wwfc.com

Kirk Williams

Elite Centre & Football Education Manager

Kirk joined the Football in the Community Programme, as WWSET was previously known, way back in 1998. Initially involved in a work experience capacity, over the years Kirk developed into various other roles and is now head of the very successful Elite & Development Centre’s that WWSET operate. In addition to this Kirk also coaches and manages the WWSET Football Education Programme under 19 team who play in the English Colleges League. Kirk has a relentless passion for coaching and developing young footballers and his vast experience has assisted him in developing his coaching skills to an extremely high level. Kirk is also very passionate about continuous learning and has recently completed his UEFA A-Licence coaching certificate. Away from the office and training pitch Kirk enjoys spending time with his young family, and spending as much time as possible on the golf course.

To contact Kirk please email: kirk.williams@wwfc.com

Mark Heath

Education Manager

Originally from High Wycombe Mark has been teaching for 12 years. After graduating from university Mark worked with Wycombe Wanderers Football In The Community for a year before moving on to his teacher training at the University of Reading. From there Mark moved to Barnet where he has been teaching for the last 10 years. During his teaching career Mark has taught all subjects across the curriculum and developed many areas of school life. During his time in Barnet, he established links with Barnet Football Club and set up a successful football and education academy. In his spare time, Mark runs a local boys football team and is a season ticket holder at WWFC.

To contact Mark please email: mark.heath@wwfc.com

Andrew Homent

Activity Programme Manager

Andrew joined the WWSET team in April 2015 as Lead Delivery Officer and quickly improved the quality of our coaches delivery through a programme of detailed training. Following on from the departure of the previous Activity Programme Manager in October 2015 Andrew was promoted and now leads the department which encompasses all our community coaching activities such as schools work and holiday courses. An extremely likeable character, Andrew is able to use his passion for football to engage with various stakeholders and increase WWSET’s levels of delivery to ensure that as many local people as possible are participating in sport and reaping the benefits that sport can offer.

To contact Andrew please email: andrew.homent@wwfc.com

Aqeel Akram

Social Inclusion Manager

Aqeel joined the Community Trust team in 2006, and at that time he was the only diversity officer in the country working for a professional football club. Aqeel came from a background of working in the youth service for many years, delivering projects in High Wycombe. A very keen sportsman, who developed a love of football from an early age, being employed by the club was a dream. Having studied Business Management at university Aqeel was able to adapt to the demands of the role quickly and to be very successful in post. Aqeel loves spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports, and keeping fit and healthy. His hobbies are travelling, meeting people, and eating!

To contact Aqeel please email: aqeel.akram@wwfc.com

Lewis Bloom

Elite Development Academy Officer

Lewis has become a full time member of WWSET staff in the role of Elite & Development Academy (“EDA”) Officer and will primarily be involved with coaching at the academy plus increasing our football offering to females in High Wycombe and the surrounding areas. Lewis began coaching with WWSET at the EDA in June 2015 working with the u8’s throughout the season. Due to his dedication to the role, fantastic coaching skills, his excellent rapport with parents, and the positive relationships he has built with the children he coaches, when a full time position became available Lewis was the outstanding candidate. Lewis is currently an FA Level 2 qualified coach and will be continuing his personal development by undertaking the FA Youth Module 3 in October 2016 as well as undertaking the UEFA B Coaching licence early in 2017.

To contact Lewis please email: lewis.bloom@wwfc.com



Billy Ready

Delivery Officer

Billy started working for WWSET as a casual community coach in February 2016, after spending 6 months gaining coaching experience in California. Through showing an unrivalled work ethic, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and a selfless attitude; Billy gave himself the best possible chance when a full time role became available with WWSET.
As well as being an FA Level 2 coach, he also holds an AfPE Level 3 in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport Award. With the hopes of progressing his learning by obtaining a place on a UEFA B licence course. Billy has acquired invaluable experience coaching a variety of age and ability groups, as young as 18 month old up to 70+ year old walking footballers! He has also had the opportunity to coach in 3 continents, within the UK, USA, and Africa (The Gambia).
In his spare time, Billy plays plenty of 6 a side and Sunday league Football, Bowling, and spends time with family and friends!

To contact Billy please email: billy.ready@wwfc.com