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MEET THE MANAGEMENT

The club is run by an incredible number of people who dedicate their time to ensure the clubs success continues each and every week. The club is mainly run by 3 people, Wayne Greenshields, Carl Austin and Andy Calton, but ask each one of these and it would be confirmed that it would be not possible each week for it to continue without the dedicated support team in place who also give up there time free of charge with the continued success of wrexham inclusion football club being the main objective.

here below you will get to no everybody who plays a key part in the running of the club

Wayne Greenshields                                                          General Manager

 

Hello, my name is Wayne Green shields and i am 32 years old, i joined the club in 2015 and currently occupy the position of  general manager.i joined the club when the PMAV and the Wrexham Disability Football Team joined forces to become a bigger entity. The best moment for me during my time with the club was travelling to munich to take part in the euopean mental health championships. My hobbies away from the club include playing football, visiting chester zoo, footgolf, crazy golf and generally spending time with friends and family. Future targets to achieve are helping support more people, get our mini bus fund complete, travel aborad with the team again and last but not least win more silverware. Favourite tournament for me is a difficult question, for the team i would think munich and lytham, for myself i would say newport, or maybe middlesborough. 

Carl Austin                                                        Team Manager

My involvement with Wrexham DSA FC started 6 years ago when the club was formed by Russell Jones initially as another activity for the Wrexham based Cunliffe Day Centre. The facility is a day centre for adults with learning difficulties and they we’re looking for an activity on a Friday afternoon, so a football session was put on and adults from the Wrexham area where encouraged to come along. Through my role as a support worker I attended along with one of my service users and this developed into helping out with the coaching at the sessions. After 3 years hard work our two founders of the sessions were not able to continue running the sessions due to work commitments and I was in a position to take over. I felt that we needed to expand as the current format of learning disabilities was not sustainable and too one dimensional. We moved quickly into offering the activity to adults with mental health issues and homelessness to encourage social inclusion and we now have an under 16’s team as well. I brought Wayne Greenshields in from another Wrexham based team for adults with mental health problems and the club has grown rapidly from there. The last year has seen the club divide responsibilities with every member of staff taking control of a section of the club. Until then myself and Wayne were managing the whole club’s activities and this was unrealistic as we grew. Andy Calton came on board and has improved the club’s social media presence beyond anything we could have possibly managed. My role now as manager means I oversee anything on the pitch including organising games/tournaments, team selection, transport, looking after players’ state of mind, player recruitment, delegating to coaches, as well as attend meetings and promoting our club as a community benefit to interested parties. All of the above comes with challenges and it's quite hard to keep 45-50 players happy with game time and to make it fair. We have had a lot of success on the pitch which is something we're very proud of and, although it's not all about winning, having a successful team goes a long way to keeping the level of interest and competition for places high.

Andy Calton                                                  Head Of Media & Marketing

Hello and my name is Andy Calton who also goes by the nickname of "anderton" due to my quite long injury list as named by our players. I've been part of the club since 2015 when I attended a training session to gain an insight into what a amazing job my close friend Carl was doing. I immediately identified areas that i could implement to improve aspects of the club to which my passion and enthusiasm was welcomed with open arms. I don't have a support working background like my colleagues at the club, and im currently a Maintenance Electrician full time whilst dedicating my spare time to the success that is Wrexham Inclusion Football Club. Im married to the wonderful Andrea who gave birth to our daughter amelia-mae in September 2017.  In my spare time my hobbies include spending time with family and friends, photography, football, walking the dog and travelling. My role at the club ranges from all aspects of media, photography, promotions, marketing. I have enjoyed the integration with the wider community and business's where i was able to attract significant funding for various projects that have helped further the clubs development.

Merit Steward                                                  Development Squad Manager

My name is Merit, I started playing football in August 2016. I joined for exercise but also to socialise as I was new to the area and suffering with anxiety. I have recently taken on the role of managing the development squad. This includes organising friendlies and finding tournaments, then I need to pick the team and manage them on the day. I'd like to get to a point were I am able to help run sessions but run them alone when needed. My highlight so far has to be when the team I managed in Belfast made it to the final after 2 hard days of football. My spare time is dedicated to my family, with my first I became at 16 years old before welcoming my daughter into the world.  I lived away from all my family and had to raise her with very little support, after a very rocky on/off relationship with her dad I became pregnant with my son at 18, we split straight away and I became a single parent for the next 7 years. I started a new relationship and moved in with my partner in June 2016 where I became step parent to his 2 boys. My life had just begun

Carl Austin                                                        Team Manager

Hello, my name is Wayne Green shields and i am 32 years old, i joined the club in 2015 and currently occupy the position of  general manager.i joined the club when the PMAV and the Wrexham Disability Football Team joined forces to become a bigger entity. The best moment for me during my time with the club was travelling to munich to take part in the euopean mental health championships. My hobbies away from the club include playing football, visiting chester zoo, footgolf, crazy golf and generally spending time with friends and family. Future targets to achieve are helping support more people, get our mini bus fund complete, travel aborad with the team again and last but not least win more silverware. Favourite tournament for me is a difficult question, for the team i would think munich and lytham, for myself i would say newport, or maybe middlesborough. 

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