Who are Galaxy?
Formed in 2012, Galaxy FC is an FA Charter Standard amateur football club located in Crawley, West Sussex.
Galaxy FC provides inclusive football for boys and girls of all ages / abilities and is represented at senior level by our Men’s team.
With 32 teams and almost 500 players, we’re the biggest Football Club in Sussex, or so Mark the chairman reckons!?!
“To create the best youth football setup in the South East”
Mark Wright Chairman
Galaxy is a true family club, built from the core by friends, volunteers and Jerrah’s mum, our very own cheerleader! Together we are on a journey to create the best youth football setup in the South East of England.
Galaxy FC initially started with just three U8 boys! The three players, or rather their parents, bought in seven new players and formed the very first Galaxy side in July 2012.
Our Ethos has always been simple, (we are from Crawley after all!) “Go and express yourselves, never be afraid to try things, and don’t worry if it doesn’t work the first time, try again.”
As our reputation grew, so did the club. By the end of that first season, we had 2 teams and 18 players.
The growth has been phenomenal, today we boast 32 Youth teams.
A Pre-Development Centre that runs two classes weekly for 4yrs to 6yrs.
A Disability team that plays in the Surrey Disability League & Sussex Disability League.
A Girls Development Centre for 12yrs to 15yrs &
2 Men’s teams & a Women’s team.
Chairman: Mark Wright
Vice Chairman: Ray Guntley
Director of Football: Dave Bishop
U16s Head Coach: Steve Coward
U15s JPL Coach: Lee Ranson
U15s JPL Assistant Coach: Bradley Juke
U15s Coach: Mick Lind
U15s Dev Coach: Andy Stratton
U14s JPL Head Coach: Mark Wright
U14s JPL Assistant Coach: Ray Guntley
U14s JPL Assistant Coach: Jamie Matthews
U14s Lightning Head Coach: Jason White
U14s Lightning Assistant Coach: Terry Herbert
U13s Thunder Head Coach: Lee Carney
U13s Thunder Assistant Coach: Geoff Forward
U13s Lightning Head Coach: Matt Rendell
U13s Lightning Assistant Coach: Martin Francis
U13s Storm Head Coach: Gary Watson
U13s Storm Assistant Coach: Leon Watson
U13s Development Coach: Andy Stratton
U12s Tornadoes Head Coach: Steve Gillett
U12s Tornadoes Assistant Coach: John Penalver
U12s Head Coach: Bob Carney
U12s Assistant Coach: Jack Nourse
U12s Disability Coach: Terry Lackey
U11s Starlights Head Coach: Andy Stratton
U11s Starlights Assistant Coach: Jack Stratton
U11s Head Coach: Jason Harrison
U11s Assistant Coach: Simon Harwood
U10s Head Coach: Andy Chase
U10s Assistant Coach: Simon Ahearne
U10s Assistant Coach: Andrew Simpson
U9s Head Coach: Michael Harris
U9s Assistant Coach: George Jones
U8s Head Coach: Yannick Jean
U8s Assistant Coach: James McCallum
U7s Head Coach: Dave Bishop
U7s Assistant Coach: Josh Hilton
Development Centre: Dean Ferrito
Development Centre: Taylor Griffiths
Development Centre: Andy Stratton
Development Centre: Jack Stratton
Goalkeeping Coach: Josh Paige
Safeguarding: Emma Duff
Welfare Lead: Ellen Timlin
Welfare: Tony Mott
Welfare: Keely Willis
Admin: Emma Duffy
Provide football to children of all ages and ability in a safe and friendly environment.
- Deliver age appropriate coaching.
- Offer a challenging but supportive environment where children can learn and develop from their mistakes without pressure or worry.
- Promote good behaviour by all and respect for others.
- Provide age appropriate coaching in a safe, friendly environment.
- Develop the whole player using the four corners of the Football Association LTPD model. Social, psychological, physical, technical cover.
- Supports and inspires through practice and game time.