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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.

Vicki Burton, 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.

Craig Linsel, Sports Development Officer
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.

Isaac Wharrier-Robinson, Sports Apprentice
Isaac joined us in July 2018 as an apprentice whilst studying Supporting Teaching and Learning in School Sport L3 at Sunderland College. He has already got well underway whilst assisting during the soccer courses this summer.

John Dauncey, Veteran’s Co-Ordinator
John joined us in March 2018 as Hartlepool United Sports Foundation veteran’s co-ordinator which has been funded by The Royal British Legion and is supported by Hartlepool Borough Council. John served 12 years with the 1st / 2nd Battalions Coldstream Guards, leaving in 1988 and saw service in Germany, Northern Ireland (3 tours) Cyprus and Kenya.  On leaving the forces he took employment in the National Offender Management Services in varying location around the country retiring in 2015.