Staff & Board

Meet The Team

chief executive

Kayleigh Saunders

Kayleigh saunders

Chief Executive Officer

Kayleigh has been with the Association since June 2012 working as a Football Development Officer before being promoted to Head of Football Services in September 2017 and appointed CEO in 2022.

In her role, Kayleigh is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association and delivering the priorities and targets of the Associations’ Strategy.

Phone: 020 8515 1925 or 07506 282963

Email: management@middlesexfa.com and safeguarding@middlesexfa.com 

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Sharon Porter

Management Administrator

Sharon has recently re-joined Middlesex FA in September 2022. Previously working as a Designated Safeguarding Officer for the Association from April 2018 until July 2021. In this current role she is responsible for supporting the CEO and the Senior Management Team with administrative and finance processes, supporting our volunteers on the Board and Council, and phone and email support to our customers.

Outside of the office Sharon loves caring for her dog and travelling. She also volunteers for the Child Protection In Sport Unit with the NSPCC.

Phone: 020 8515 6906

Email: info@middlesexfa.com

Football services team

Daniel May

Daniel May

Head of Football Services

Daniel joined Middlesex FA in April 2018 as Football Services Administrator. In February 2020 he took up the role of Workforce Development Officer. In September 2022, Daniel became the Interim Head of Football Services, before securing the role full time shortly after.

Daniel's responsibilities include leading the Football Services team to govern the game in Middlesex, overseeing Safeguarding, Discipline, County Cups, Affiliation and Sanctioning.

He’s retired from 11v11 football but is a cat in goal in his weekly 6-a-side league.

Phone020 8515 6904

Email: referee@middlesexfa.com or safeguarding@middlesexfa.com
Duncan Phillips

Rebecca chapman

Designated Safeguarding Officer 

Phone: 020 8515 6909

Emailsafeguarding@middlesexfa.com

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christopher Parkin

Football Services Officer (Clubs and Leagues)

Phone: 020 8515 6905

Emaildiscipline@middlesexfa.com or info@middlesexfa.com

Oliver Ellery

Oliver Ellery 

Football Services Officer (Compliance & Investigations)

Oliver has been with Middlesex FA since August 2022. In this role he is responsible for all discipline and compliance in a County FA capacity, which includes making sure everyone is complying with FA rules and regulations, including misconducts, suspensions, cautions, and discipline hearings.

 

Outside of the office, Oliver is Chair of Staines & Lammas (Middlesex) FC, along with being a League Vice-Chair and also an adult volunteer at his local RAF Air Cadet unit. Some of his hobbies are cooking, walking and spending time with family!

Phone: 020 8515 6903

Emaildiscipline@middlesexfa.com & info@middlesexfa.com

Jacob Ballheimer

Jacob Ballheimer

Communications & Marketing Officer

Jacob started work with Middlesex FA in November 2015 holding a number of roles within the organisation, currently occupying the role of Communications & Marketing Officer.

Jacob works closely with all in the Middlesex FA team, supporting them with their communication and marketing needs, maintaining the business's website & social media channels. He also works closely with Chris to support the delivery of the County Cup Finals programme. Jacob also leads on the Annual Grassroots Football Awards as well as working with existing Partners to support the Middlesex Football Community.

Outside of the office, Jacob plays in goal for Harefield United's First Team and is a Level 7 Referee.

Phone: 020 8515 1921

Email: marketing@middlesexfa.com

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Sophie Dennington

Referee Development Officer

Sophie has been with Middlesex FA since November 2022. In this role, her main responsibilities are the development, training, recruitment and retention of match officials.

Outside of the office, Sophie is a football referee where she operates at Steps 5-4 of The National League System, on the Women’s pathway, she is an assistant referee in the Women’s Super League and a referee in the Women’s Championship.

Phone: 020 8515 6910

Email: referee@middlesexfa.com

Participation and Development team

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Neal Hickey

Head of Participation & Development

Neal has been with Middlesex FA since November 2022. In this role his main responsibilities are leading facility development & investment across Middlesex, overseeing women’s & girls’ football and managing and supporting the Participation & Development team.

Outside of the office he is a big Saint Patricks Athletic fan, and coaches a Women’s football team and a team of young disabled athletes in football.

Phone: 020 8515 1927 or 07739 984024

Email: development@middlesexfa.com
Paul Sharpe

Paul Sharpe

Football Development Officer (Coach)

Paul joined Middlesex FA in July 2005 and as Coach Development Officer he is now responsible for the support & development of the coaches in the County and leads on ensuring the Association’s member clubs meet the standards on & off the pitch through the England Football Accreditation programme.

Outside the office, Paul is a Luton Town season ticket holder and a coach with a local ladies team.

Phone: 020 8515 1923

Email: development@middlesexfa.com

Andrew Perren

Andrew Perren

Participation Development Officer

Andy has been with Middlesex FA since August 2008 and worked as the Association's Recreational Football Development Officer until February 2018 when he assumed the role of Centre Manager for the Association's new HQ, Rectory Park, in April 2022, Andrew moved back into the Development Team, and took up the role of Participation Development Officer.

In this role, Andy's main responsibility is to develop, manage and monitor local development and delivery with all partners. 

Phone: 020 8515 1926

Email: development@middlesexfa.com

Lauren Mawdsley

Daniel Perkins

Inclusion Development Officer 

Phone: 020 8515 1920

Email: development@middlesexfa.com

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Vacant

Football Development Officer - Women's Recreational and Volunteering

Phone: 020 8515 1912

Email: development@middlesexfa.com

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Lawrence Picking

Facilities & Investment Officer

Lawrence has been with Middlesex FA since October 2022. In this role, he is responsible for increasing accessibility to good-quality grass pitches & facilitating the allocation of small grants. A significant part of this includes liaising with local authorities, affiliated clubs and charities such as the Football Foundation.

Outside the office, Lawrence is an aspiring football coach and is currently working with a University and under-15 football side and has the long-term ambition of obtaining a pro license.

Phone: 020 8515 6901

Email: development@middlesexfa.com

Rectory Park Team

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Natasha Cameron

Centre Manager

Phone: 020 8515 1911

Email: rectorypark@middlesexfa.com

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Peter Kakouris

Duty Manager

Peter started working here at Rectory Park in August 2018 undertaking the role of Duty Manager, as well as taking the lead in Kitchen Management; Peter has vast amounts of experience in catering and is using these skills to run our Cafe/Bar area. He has also taken a lead on functions held in the centre.

Phone: 020 8515 1919 Opt.1

Email: rectorypark@middlesexfa.com

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Helen Collett

Duty Manager

Phone: 020 8515 1919 opt. 1

Email: rectorypark@middlesexfa.com

Jacqueline Luckhurst

Jacqueline Luckhurst 

Duty Manager

Jacqueline joined the Rectory Park team in August 2019, Jacqueline came in as our on-site receptionist to welcome our guests to the centre and made an instant impact, being awarded employee of the quarter in December 2019. During the pandemic, the Rectory Park team restructured and Jacqueline became a Duty Manager further supporting the running of the centre. Since then, Jacqueline has remained in post, leading on health and safety within the centre. She is passionate about keeping the users safe at all times which includes the QR Codes required to enter the facility, which Jacqueline polices when on shift. 

Phone: 020 8515 1919 Opt.1

Email: rectorypark@middlesexfa.com

Board and Council

The Board and Council is made up of volunteers, either previously or currently involved in grassroots football,  who work  alongside Middlesex FA staff to deliver the mission of developing, supporting and governing football in Middlesex. Need to contact one of them? Details of how to do this can be found in our e-handbook

John Taylor (Chair)

Doug Douglas (Vice Chair)

Steve Grover (Finance Director)

Barbara Bivens - Council Elected

Mike Heavey - Council Elected

Nigel Hickes - Council Elected

John Davies - Council Elected

Dr Colin King - Inclusion Advisory Group Chair

Poonam Majithia - Independent Director

Badria Narasimhan - Independent Director

Kayleigh Saunders - CEO

John Davies ( President)

John Taylor (Chairman)

Doug Douglas (Vice Chairman)

Leigh O'Connor (Chief Executive)

Steve Grover (Finance Director)

Derek Mennell

Jim Taylor

Harry Wooster

Peter Clayton

Colin Stupack

Paul Stevens

Graham Hiseman

Bob Jarvis

Robin Jagot

Nigel Hickes

Robin Filkins

Mike Heavey

Bob Elliott

John Smith

Tony Ward

Barbara Bivens

Colin Downey

John Jackson

Mark Sennett

Gary Cobden

Dave Ackerman

Pip Axtell

Stephen Reuter

Andy Lowe

Derek Stevens

Gary Street

Darrel Gyngell

Simon Cudner

Andy Taylor

Liam Walshe

Annette Sennett

Segun Akinwolelda

Dave Fuller

Frank James

Dr Colin King

Andrew Morton 

Danny Sharma

John Noblemunn

Chris Ampofo

Alyson Angelides

Co-opted Councillors

Judi Grice

John Lewis

Co-opted /Independent Members of Committees and Sub Committees

Gill Taylor

Jim Upfold

Jim Bragg

John Fletcher

Claire Ford

Jim Cantle

Dave Holden

Louise Allwood

Caren Benn

Chris Benn

Julie Syer

Ray Herb

Robert Was

Mitchell Payne

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