Presentation - Chairman

Operating Board and County FA Staff

Meet The Team

Patron 

Her Majesty The Queen

President 
Air Vice Marshal Tamara Jennings OBE MA LLB(Hons) 

Life Vice Presidents 
Air Marshal Sir Christopher Coville KCB BA FCIPD FRAeS RAF Ret’d 
Air Marshal Sir Michael Simmons KCB AFC RAF Ret’d 
Air Commodore K Minton BSc (Econ) FIMgt RAF Ret’d 
Group Captain A A Cartwright MA RAF Ret’d 
Group Captain G W Gibson CBE RAF Ret’d 
Group Captain P W Hilton RAF Ret’d 
Group Captain A White MBE RAF Ret'd 
Wing Commander B C Atkinson OBE RAF Ret’d 
Wing Commander R N Williams RAF Ret’d 
Group Captain P Thorogood RAF Ret'd 
Squadron Leader D McDermott RAF Ret'd
Air Commodore M Doel OBE MA BEd FRAeS RAF Ret'd
Group Captain M C Neville CBE BSc RAF Ret'd
Warrant Officer J Duff MBE RAF Ret'd

Vice Presidents
Air Marshal S Atha CB DSO MABSC RAF
Air Marshal J Young CB OBE BSc MA MSc CEng FIET FRAeS HonFAPM RAF

Honorary Life Vice President
G Dyke

CEO
Air Commodore R Pratley (Rich)
ACOS J1/J4
PJHQ Northwood
Middlesex
Tel. 01923 955400

Chairman
Group Captain N Jones (Neil)
Asst Head Defence Logistic Operations & Plans
MOD Main Building
Whitehall
Tel: 0207 218 6034 Mil: 9621 86034

Chief Operating Officer
Wing Commander J Smith (Jon)
SO1 Ops B, Defence Logistics
MOD Main Building
Whitehall
Tel: 0207 2186444 Mil. 9621 86444 

RAF FA Chief of Staff
Wing Commander J Sheldon (Jim)
Ty FHQ COS Spt
RAF Coningsby
Tel: 01526 835239 Mil. 95721 5239 

FA Councillor (and Shirts For Africa Appeal)
Wing Commander N Hope (Neil)
SO1 DAAM
RAF Shawbury
Tel: 01939250351 Ext 7101 Mil: 95531 7101

County Secretary
Mr V Williams (Vince)
RAF FA HQ
RAF Brize Norton
Tel: 01993 895704 Mil: 95461 5704

Football Development Manager
Mr S Wheeler (Sam)
RAF FA HQ
RAF Brize Norton
Tel: 01993 895989 Mil: 95461 5989

Head of Finance
Squadron Leader J Ochuodho (Joan)
SO2 Media Communications & Secretariat
Joint Helicopter Command
Andover
Tel: 01264 381178 Mil: 94391 7178

Head of HR
Wing Commander R Portlock (Rachel)
SO1 Recovery Delivery
RAF High Wycombe
Tel: 01494 497832 Mil: 95221 7832 

Head of Sponsorship
Squadron Leader D Weir (Damion)
Senior Engineering Officer Puma Force
RAF Benson
Tel: 01491 837766 x7110 Mil: 95261 7110 

Head of Football Delivery
Squadron Leader M Blagojevic (Martin)
SO2 Costing Cell
RAF High Wycombe
Tel: 01494 496864 Mil: 95221 6864 

Head of Discipline
Flight Sergeant S Francis (Steve)
Tech 4, Dismounted Close Combat
MOD Abbey Wood
Tel: 030 679 33371 Mil: 9679 33371

Head of Referees 
Squadron Leader S Wood (Stu)
SLOps
RAF Brize Norton
Tel:  01993 897139 Mil: 95461 7139 

Head of Representative Teams
Wing Commander J Hetherington (John)
OC BSW
RAF Brize Norton
Tel: 01993 897462 Mil: 95461 7462 
  
Head of Communications 
Squadron Leader G Parker (Garf)
OC PMS
RAF Shawbury
Tel: 01939 250351 x7210 Mil: 96770 7210

Board Safeguarding Champion & Community Engagement
Group Captain G Bettington (Gordon)
Deputy Commandant
RAFC Cranwell
Tel: 01400 266346 Mil: 95751 6346

Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Wing Commander L Hancock (Louise)
SO1 Service Delivery
Voyager PT, Air Tanker Hub
RAF Brize Norton
Tel: 01993 873275 Mil: 873275


County Secretary

Vince Williams

Vince Williams

Vince Williams

County Secretary

Vince Williams took up the position of Football Liaison Officer with the RAF FA in October 2006 and became County Secretary in May 2008. Vince also took up the reigns of UK Armed Forces Secretary in July 2011. Vince previously spent 16 years at Farnborough Town Football Club and has built up a large network of contacts within the football industry. 
During his time at Farnborough Town Football Club Vince held a number of roles including Football Secretary and General Manager, picked up the club's Chairman's Trophy on three occasions and has sat on disciplinary panels for the Football Conference. 

The Non-League Paper voted Vince 'Unsung Hero' in 2004 and also 'Administrator of the Year' in 2007. 

Vince's role with the RAF FA includes overseeing and responsibility of liaising and compliance with the FA and administrative support accross all RAF football sections. Sits on the FAs CFA National Discipline Panel. 
Married with two children Vince supports Watford. 

Email: vince.williams@royalairforcefa.com

 

 

fOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Sam Wheeler

Sam Wheeler

Football Development Manager

Bio to follow...........

Email: 

Football Development assistant

Sheila Haining

Shiela

Sheila Haining

Football Development Assistant

Sheila Haining completed the team at RAF FA HQ when she became Football Development Assistant in November 2006. 
Has previously been involved in setting up and running soccer schools at RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus) with her husband Mark who is the Association's County Coach Developer. 

Sheila's role involves administration support to all aspects of football development within the RAF including circulating details of courses, arranging accomodation and maintaining the Association's databases.

Email: Sheila.Haining711@mod.gov.uk

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