Winchmore Hill FC Committee

  • Bob Gyles

    Bob Gyles

    Chairman

    Bob joined the club in 1969 as a lad, and after a mediocre 25 year playing career was elected as Chairman of the Football Club in 1997. He is the second longest serving chairman in the club's history after R.H.McLeod who served from 1920-1942.

    A surveyor by profession, Bob has seen the ups and downs of running an amateur football club through this tenure, but achieved his ultimate ambition in seeing our 1st XI win the Southern Amateur League in 2015, captained by his son Peter!

    For general enquiries Bob can be contacted on 07778 170 028 (but please use the appropriate committee member below for fixture queries, refereeing appointments, youth etc.).


  • Jack Newton

    Jack Newton

    Vice Chairman

    Jack joined the club in 1996 shortly after wandering into the clubhouse one sunny summer's day looking for a photo of his grandfather (who once played for the club) in the many team shots adorning the walls. As soon as some of the ‘old chaps’ in the bar made the connection, Jack was in……all formalities dealt with.

    Jack might look like one of the unlikely headmasters in life, but he enjoys such a role in not just one, but two schools in Barnet. He is brilliant with the youngsters and was instrumental in setting up our youth development programme with Andy Russell in the late 1990s.


  • Anna Russell

    Anna Russell

    Football Secretary and Youth Representative

    After Andy Russell helped set up the youth section in its current format, Anna joined shortly after in 2002.

    Her initial role was as Youth Secretary and this progressed to being in charge of all our community football. She currently runs our very successful Saturday morning football school, averaging around 90 players at each session!

    Anna also runs school holiday football camps throughout the year at the club, averaging around 70 players a week. Feedback from parents is always very positive.

    Anna is currently taking her Level 2 in Football Coaching and also is volunteering, going into local schools and coaching girls-only football.

    We have introduced girls football training at the club with Anna and FA coach Alan Taylor's help, with a regular 20+ girls attending since it started in May 2017. Anna is also our Welfare Officer making sure all our coaches are up to date with their DBS and safeguarding courses.

    Last year Anna also took on a volunteer role as WHFC Secretary which includes our adult football.

    In 2011 Anna won the London Regional Volunteers award - well deserved!!

    Anna can be contacted on 07834 386 814.


  • Simon Jones

    Simon Jones

    Treasurer

    Simon has been a member of the club for over thirty years, and was a regular goalkeeper for the middle sides for many seasons. In light of his "safe hands", he was cajoled into becoming the football treasurer.

    The club is nothing without a sound financial foundation, and a budget which is managed fastidiously throughout the season. It's Simon's job to ensure all annual subs, match subs, and fines are collected in a timely fashion, and he has perfected the art of twisting reluctant players' arms in the direction of their deep pockets!


  • Nick Dean

    Nick Dean

    Joint Ground Secretary

    Nick has been playing for the club for somewhere in the region of 40 years (yes, 40 years!) and still occasionally turns out for our 9th XI. As joint Ground Secretary, you'll usually find him making the final preparations to our pitches on a Saturday lunchtime.

    Our photo shows Nick checking the status of his mole gas bombs.

    As well as looking after the club grounds and pavilion, Nick is also head honcho when it comes to organising the annual football dinner, having performed this task for at least twenty years! RAFFLE!!!


  • Rob Burwood

    Rob Burwood

    Fixtures Secretary

    Rob's first taste of club membership was in the early seventies as a junior tennis member, mostly memorable for being run over by a member's car on the road up to the club house!

    Despite still bearing the scars, no significant damage was incurred although he did let his membership lapse for around 25 years.

    Rob rejoined the club into the football section, playing for the 8's and finally retiring after injury having enjoyed a number of successful years with the 5's.

    Rob has been Fix Sec for around 15 years after temporarily taking on the job in a moment of weakness (like most committee members!).

    If you have a fixture query, Rob can be contacted on 07712 677 405.


  • Andy Dundon

    Andy Dundon

    Referees Secretary

    Andy is responsible for coordinating the arrangements for weekend fixtures, between the club and referees appointed by the league.

    For those matches where no referee has been appointed (due to lack of numbers), he'll use his little black book to engage other refs to complete the home match coverage.

    For refereeing appointment queries, Andy can be contacted on 07717 801 700.


  • Iain Marshall

    Iain Marshall

    Results Secretary

    Iain ensures that our match results are lodged with the league and cup competitions in a timely fashion.

    Still playing, he captained our 7th XI in 2016-17 and claims that, although finishing bottom of their league, they played with more spirit than his beloved Gooners did! Hard to argue with that.


  • Carl Johnson

    Carl Johnson

    Player Registrations

    Carl has a black mark against him in that he played for Norsemen Youth and also spent one season in the Norsemen senior sides. After lengthy interviews and vetting processes, with a probationary period of 20 years still in force, he was allowed into WHFC.


  • Andrew Prutton

    Andrew Prutton

    Chairman of Selection

    An average footballer and an only marginally better goalkeeper, Andy joined the club at the age of 9, and has since enjoyed success and silverware across both youth and adult football. A former captain, and frequent visitor to the physio table, Andy has recently taken on the role as Chairman of Selection within the club.

    As Chairman, his role is to ensure each team has a strong line up come Saturday, and that each and every player is happy with the amount of playing time they are receiving. Often acting as the "10th Captain", Andy heads up the push for the recruitment of players, and helps find a team best suited for every individual who joins.

    Address any new playing inquiries to Andy via our contact page, including your playing position, playing history, and what you're hoping to get back from Winchmore Hill FC, and he'll be in touch to help you out.


  • Martin Brannigan

    Martin Brannigan

    Kit and Equipment

    Martin joined the club around 2006 and has played for the 1st XI during most of that time.

    He was in the wrong place at the wrong time in 2010 and ended up as Club Secretary.

    After an unsuccesful stint as Social Sec (as he has no friends), he's now landed the prestigious role as Kit Man - arguably the most important role in the club as no one likes ladders in their socks.......


  • Jim Webb

    Jim Webb

    Vets Representative

    Jim represents our thriving Vets section. With two sides playing on a Sunday morning, it's a great way to extend a playing career when you can't quite hack it with the younger guys.


  • Stuart Collins

    Stuart Collins

    Ex-Officio

    Stuart led our 3rd XI to a remarkable treble a few seasons ago, and added various other league and cup victories to our honours board over the years.

    As ex-officio, our committee are able to demand anything of Stuart that nobody else wants to do.


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