Key personnel at the club

Sean Carstairs

Chairman

 

Sean joined Broadclyst in July 2016 to create the then U10's team and introduced the now legendary grey kit (sorry Mike). Sean became Vice Chairman in March 2017 and stepped up to Chairman in September 2018.

 

Sean is passionate about football and growing the club from the smallest players right through to the senior teams. He leads the committee to help ensure everyone gets the best football experience the club can provide. He works tirelessly behind the scenes and attends numerous meetings with various organisations as well as liaising with the coaches and sponsors amongst others.

 

In addition to this chairman role, Sean also is the lead coach for the successful Broadclyst Under 13's side.

Matt Woodman

Vice Chairman and Secretary

 

Matt has been club secretary since 2015 and is an integral part of the club and committee. The majority of Matt's work takes place behind the scenes and often goes unseen by many but the club would not function without him.

 

Some of Matt's jobs include being responsible for ensuring all players, coaches and teams are correctly registered and affiliated to the leagues and organisations. He is responsible for ensuring all results and team sheets are recorded and submitted correctly for the youth and senior teams. He is the point of contact within the club for the league and Devon FA. Matt also ensures any fixture moves are completed correctly and details of cup competitions are adhered to.

 

Matt is a fountain of knowledge with all things 'league' and has a huge array of contacts throughout local football organisations. In addition to being secretary of Broadclyst FC, Matt is also secretary to the Exeter Youth League.

 

Matt is a FA Level 1 Coach and did start the current U7's team off last year until a full time coach could be found. Matt is your go to for all registration or fixture queries and really is an oracle for local football.

Debbie Clarke

Treasurer

 

Debbie joined the committee a few years ago as the Fundraising Officer after helping find sponsors for lots of the teams when a big sponsor didn’t come through. After helping secure many sponsors for the club, Debbie took over the role of Treasurer last year.

 

Debbie is in charge of all the club's finances and ensures all registration fees are collected and recorded correctly. She is responsible for incoming and outgoing payments. Debbie has to ensure all invoices are paid varying from pitch hire, kit orders, league fees and even end of season presentation evening.

 

Debbie is central to village life and is 'Mrs Broadclyst' - Debbie is always in the know! Debbie has been a long term sponsor and has sponsored a variety of teams in the club with different kits. In addition to being a generous sponsor, Debbie is extremely generous with her time.

 

Debbie is your go to for all registration and payment queries. She is an integral part of the team.

Vicki Ebdon

Child Welfare Officer

 

Vicki took over the role of Child Welfare Officer in 2017 and became part of the committee at the same time. She volunteered without really knowing what it entailed and quickly had her eyes opened!

 

Vicki is responsible for the welfare and safeguarding of all players in the club who are under 18. She is also responsible for ensuring the good conduct and behaviour of players, parents and coaches within the club. Vicki completes all of the CRC (criminal record checks) and ensures all coaches are suitable to work with under 18's.

 

Vicki has to ensure we as a club have suitable policies and codes of practice in place to ensure the safety and well being of our young players and that they have a fun environment in which to learn and play. Vicki has to regularly liaise with the league and FA regarding any issues and has to compile reports for both when issues arise. She also deals with any discipline issues within the club which could be players, coaches or parents.

 

Vicki is your go to for any welfare, safeguarding and behaviour issues.

Katie Carstairs

Coach Liaison Officer (U10-U15)

 

Katie took up this new role and joined the committee earlier this summer. She was slightly coerced by her husband Sean but really is happy to be on board and is a great addition to the committee.

 

Katie has a house of football mad boys and finds herself outnumbered when it comes to planning days out and can often be found on a foot golf course somewhere in the southwest!

 

After helping out with the multiple jobs that come with being the chairman’s wife and a players mum, Katie decided to put her skills officially to use.

 

The role has been introduced this year as a means to give parents a point of contact. The Parent Liaison Officers will work alongside the Child Welfare Officer to ensure that any issues are identified and dealt with quickly and questions / suggestions are directed to the correct people. The idea is to work with parents to ensure the club provides fun football for all.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions that your coach cant help with and your child is in a team aged U10-U15, Katie is your go to person.

 

 

If you would like to get involved with the club please get in contact.