Management

 

Ian Watson - First Team Manager


Ian joined the Seasiders from Suffolk & Ipswich League Premier Division side Felixstowe Harpers United, where he had been the manager for several seasons. He is married to Jo and they have three daughters and a son.

Ian began playing men's football at the age of 16 for the then Ipswich & District League side Nicholians, before moving across town to Ransomes where he made his senior debut against Billericay Town in the FA Vase.

His first involvement with the club (then Walton United) came when he was 21 playing for nine seasons before moving to Grundisburgh, but just five games into his time at the village club he joined Bury Town, then playing in the Jewson League and managed by Keith Vince.

Ian rejoined the 'new' Seasiders when the clubs merged to become Felixstowe & Walton United, playing under Steve Bloomfield & George Ainsley and then Paul Adams, before a difference of opinion between them ended with Ian moving to Felixstowe United & playing junior football in the SIL Division One. He took on the role of Player Manager and together with Dave McCarthy managed to achieve promotion to Senior Football in their second season in charge.

Ian considered retiring at the tender age of 36 but an approach from Grundisburgh renewed his enthusiasm, and in three seasons he managed to win the Suffolk Senior Cup and every piece of silverware available in the Suffolk & Ipswich League.

He continues in his fourth Managerial spell, this time working jointly with Danny Bloomfield as his assistant manager/coach.

You can contact Ian by calling 07980 829846

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Danny Bloomfield - Assistant Manager and Coach


Danny Bloomfield  joined Felixstowe & Walton as a teenager and left to go to Norwich City back in 2001. A circuitous journey has twice led Danny back to The Goldstar Ground, first as assistant to Kevin O’Donnell back in 2014 and now as assistant to Ian Watson.

Away from Felixstowe, Danny, who comes from a strong footballing family including Matt at Wycombe Wanderers and Joe, already here at Felixstowe, brings plenty of experience with him having spent time at King’s Lynn, Lowestoft, Histon, Needham Market and AFC Sudbury.

Danny’s father, Steve is a former manager of Walton United prior to the merger with Felixstowe where he joined George Ainsley, father to Stuart and Jack, as the first managerial pairing of Felixstowe & Walton United back in 2001/02.

In his previous spell at the club, Danny made 11 appearances when Assistant Manager to O’Donnell back in 2014.

 

 Stuart Stevenson

 

Simon Betts

 

Gary Hammond

 

Gary joined Felixstowe & Walton as goalkeeping coach in the summer of 2018 having played in goal for Walton United in the double winning side back in 1999/2000. He comes with a wealth of experience having spent time with Ipswich Wanderers, Stowmarket and Woodbridge.

PAT ALEXANDER - Head of Medical Team and Player Rehab 

Sponsored By: Neil & Jon Shipley

 

Pat Alexander Felix is head of Medical at Felixstowe & Walton United. He has a Diploma in both Sports Science and Management and Treatment of Football injuries from Bedford College with a B’tec plus 2 years with the FA at Bisham Abbey Medical & Physio refreshers at Lilleshall.

He has also completed 3 levels of F.A Coaching Badges up to a B, licence along with 10 years a member of F.A.C.A.

Pat was selected to play for S.E London School boys and had two trials at Charlton Athletic before moving to Rochester where he turned out for Chatham res, then Whitstable and Folkstone before moving to Ipswich in 1966.

He was a part of the successful Nicholians FC in the 70s and Managed at Senior Level into the 80s.

Pat’s first taste of Eastern Counties football was at Felixstowe Town in the 90s then on to Ipswich Wanderers, Clacton, Heybridge (step 3), Needham Market 7 years, Hadleigh and now back at Felixstowe and Walton.

I achieved 11 full internationals as a Physio with Botswana, Olympic Qualifiers for St Vincent in Surinam and worked for the Jordanian Football Federation whilst also being involved with coach education in Cairo for Al Ahly

 

 PETER TREVIVIAN - Head of Coach and Player Development

 

Peter Trevivian brings with him an extremely impressive CV as Head of Coach and Player Development, a role he most recently held at West Ham United.

Earlier in his career Peter played for Southampton and Hereford United before going on to coach the first and youth teams at Ipswich Town in two spells between 1982 and 2005. During this period he also worked as Director of Youth at Southend United. Peter was also Academy Manager at Watford in 2002 / 2003.

In 2005, Peter’s career path took him in the direction of the FA where he became Regional Coach Development Manager and Senior F.A. Youth Coach Developer.

He returned to club football as Head of Coach and Player Development at West Ham between 2015 and 2018.

ALEX EGELTON 

Currently a licensed Level 2 football coach and a Level 1 Goalkeeper coach

Grew up playing through the youth system until U13’s when signed for Trimley. Came back and signed for the reserves for a season.

Spent 5 years in local Sunday football and then helped take Felixstowe Rangers into the SIL as Secretary and coach.

Joined the coaching set up November 2017 as Reserves & U18’s assistant manager, then became joint manager for the latter stages of last season. This is Alex’s first step up into Step 4 Coaching.