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Meet The Staff

Keith Nobbs, HUCSF Manager
Keith was responsible for setting up the foundation in 1998. He enjoyed a fantastic playing career with the club, making over 300 appearances. Keith always recognised the importance of the town and the community and so it was inevitable that he would return and begin such a project. Keith is also one of the coaches for Hartlepool United FC U16s.

Alison Hughes, Administration Assistant
Alison has recently joined the team to enable HUCSF to grow and develop with the addition of new projects and ways to support the local community. A lifelong Pools fan, Alison loves to be able to support both her hometown club and community.

Vicki Hutchinson, NCS Manager
Vicki is the manager of the government-funded NCS programme. She has worked with the English Football League Trust to deliver the NCS programme over the last four years, providing life-changing opportunities to over 300 young people from Hartlepool and surrounding areas.

Chris Burton, Sports Development Officer/NCS Co-ordinator
Chris has been a member of the HUCSF team since 2011, successfully improving the standards of PE at schools in Hartlepool and Billingham. Chris is very passionate about female football development and has played an integral part in delivering female football programmes alongside both The Premier League and The Football League.

Liam Nobbs, Sports Development Officer
Liam has been an active member of the HUCSF team for over 10 years and has seen many children develop and go on to be successful in their football careers. He is a popular coach, both with children and their families, and delivers a number of sessions both in schools and within the local community.

James Thwaite, Community Sports Coach
James is the newest addition to the ever-growing HUCSF team. A qualified teacher, he is able to add a new dimension to the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools.

Laura Etherington, Community Sports Coach
Laura works part-time for HUCSF whilst studying at university. She delivers after-school club sessions within local primary schools.

Craig Linsel, Sports Apprentice
Craig is now a second-year apprentice with HUCSF. Having attended many sessions delivered by Keith Nobbs as a child, Craig began volunteering at the foundation aged 16. He is now working towards a Level 3 in PE and School Sports Coaching at Hartlepool Sixth Form College.