Under 15 2016/17

 

 

Manager: Tamlyn Ward – Age 39

Born in St Andrews, Scotland, Tamlyn has been a resident of Felixstowe since the early 80’s, and has represented a number of local teams in the Felixstowe area through the years (including Kirton White Horse, and Harpers).

After a serious knee injury in 2004 his playing was reduced to  a minimum and late in the 00’s Tamlyn took control (with his Brother Rick, of Sunday league Side Underwoods United for two and a half years, over that time the club won promotion to the Premier Division and claimed the Suffolk Sunday Senior Cup twice.

Since 1995 Tamlyn has been employed by MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) and for the last 10 years has been a Vessel planner/operator for the Company.

This is Tamlyn’s third season at the helm of the White’s and with the current squad things are looking bright.

Tamlyn is also the manager for the Under 11 Felixstowe and Walton United Girls plus holding the position of Youth section chairman so most of his weekends are spent around the Goldstar Ground, when not there he will almost certainly be found at the Emirates stadium following his beloved Arsenal.

Assistant Manager: John Fawkes – Age 38

John was born in Barking, Essex but moved to Felixstowe with his family in 1983. Like Tamlyn he has played for various local sides, but spent the majority of his playing days with The Kirton White Horse Saturday team.

Interestingly John and Tamlyn played football at many of the same clubs, beginning at schoolboy level, and history repeats itself with their sons now playing together in the same side.

Although John retired from regular 11-a-side football a few years ago he made a recent comeback  with Felixstowe Harpers Vets…. alongside Tamlyn of course!

John has worked for Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority since 2002 and he is a fully qualified Environmental Health Officer.

In his free-time John enjoys playing tennis, cycling, spending time with his family, and walking his pet schnauzers Hugo and Agnes! This is also John’s 3rd season within the whites management hierarchy.

Coach:  Ian Watson (Watty)

Newmarket born, Watty grew up in Felixstowe, and has a vast experience in local senior football, playing for Nicholians, Ransomes, Walton United, Grundisburgh, Melton St Audreys and Felixstowe United. He has also represented Bury Town, Woodbridge and our very own Felixstowe & Walton United. During his playing career he made two Senior Cup apperances, wining one and has won the Senior League title and League Cup also.

Watty has been a Civil Servant for 28 years and that gave him the opportunity to play Nationally for the the Civil service in which he was fortunate to represent his country at the Parc de Princes.

Now 1st team manager of Felixstowe Harpers United (Formerly Felixstowe United) Watty time is in the majority around the football pitch. (and a another Gooner!)

 

The Squad

David Mazur – GK : Arguably the best goalkeeper in the league, big strong and a fantastic shot stopper. Club Captain

Kai Kerry – RB/RM : After an excellent preseason Kai is looking to push on and hold down the right back slot, quick with an eye for a pass.

Lewis Dale – RB/CM : Great tackling defender/midfielder, always gives 100% and never gives up on anything.

Harrison Ward – LB : Harrison has found his position at left back, full of running all game his crossing ability this year will be a constant menace to the opposition.

Alex Fawkes – CB : Tough tackling no nonsense defender, what you see is what you get 100% commitment week in week out.

Jack Morley – CB : A new addition to this seasons squad, Jack is the Whites very own Terry butcher, just loves tackling. Dangerous from set pieces.

Luca Kerr -  CAM/CDM : Luca came into the preseason battling for a place a centre back but has pushed himself to the front of the queue in the centre of the park with some great box to box performance in midfield.

Vanns Tacey – CM/RM : One of our midfield dynamo’s, Vann’s has the ability to go passed players like there standing still, has bags of energy.

Rob McKenna – CM/CB : New signing Rob is another of are midfield dynamo’s, Rob has plenty of pace which proves a very handy asset defending and attacking, also very good in the air for his size

Jack Sowter – FWD/MID : New signing number 3 Jack returns back to where it all started, physically strong with high energy levels Jacks ability will get him plenty of assists and goals

Zac Deary – WING/FWD : The last of our new signings but no means the least. Nippy, tricky winger who is comfortable on both feet, will certainly be one of our talisman this season

Max Imlach – WING/FWD : Pacey winger with an eye for a goal and ever willing to track back, Max always gives the team an outlet.

Jamie Tattersall – FWD : Our goal scorer for the past two seasons, JT will be looking to lead the line with distinction again this season, great control for a big lad.

Jaryd Challis – FWD/WING/MID/DEF/GK : Mr dependable, a top quality striker but if there is an issue anywhere else on the park, our very own “mr Utility” will fill the gap, top quality attitude on the pitch (teams worst trainer!)