Winchmore Hill FC Committee

  • Martin Brannigan

    Martin Brannigan


    Martin joined the club around 2006 and turned out for the 1st XI during most of his playing career.

    Having served as football secretary, social secretary, and kit and equipment go-to person, Martin was elected as Chairman of the Football Section in June 2022, succeeding Bob Gyles who had served for 25 years. A hard act to follow!

  • Bob Gyles

    Bob Gyles

    Youth Organisation

    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 longest serving chairman in the club's history having served the role until 2022 after a 25 year stint. He now looks after the overall management of our youth football structure.

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

  • 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 has qualified at Level 2 in Football Coaching and also is volunteering, going into local schools and coaching girls-only football.

    Anna is also our Welfare Officer making sure all our coaches are up to date with their DBS and safeguarding courses.

    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


    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 played for the club for somewhere in the region of 40 years up to around 2017. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • James Chapman

    James Chapman

    James joined our committee in 2019 and is "learning the ropes" by performing various roles before we land him with something that will consume any free time that he currently has !!

  • Steve Combe

    Steve Combe

    Steve joined our committee in 2019. Not short of an opinion on the playing side of things, we decided to channel his enthusiasm into the running of the club !