Other management staff - U21s, Academy & scouting

Jim Fraser

Assistant Head of Youth Development/Head of Youth Scouting. Assists Neil Bath in the running of the Academy, overseeing Under-9s to Under-16s and heading up recruitment for Under-15s to Under-19s. Joined Chelsea in 2004. Formerly Swindon Town youth development officer.


Eddie Newton

Loan Player Technical Coach. Newton first joined Chelsea as a 13-year-old and came through the ranks to make 214 appearances for the club. He scored at Wembley when Chelsea won the 1997 FA Cup final and the next season won League Cup and Cup Winners' Cup medals too.

Eddie rejoined the youth development staff structure in November 2012 having worked as assistant first team coach for the seven months Roberto Di Matteo was manager, playing a part in winning the FA Cup and Champions League. He works predominantly with our players out on loan, liaising closely with them and coaching staff at their temporary clubs.


Paulo Ferreira

Assistant Loan Player Technical Coach. Portuguese international Paulo made 217 appearances in the Chelsea first team over a nine-year period, collecting 11 major honours in the process. He is currently studying for his coaching badges alongside assisting Eddie Newton.

Andy Myers

Under-21s assistant coach. Former Chelsea defender who made over 100 appearances for the club, Andy previously took charge of the Under-15s before stepping up to the Under-21s last season.

Jody Morris

Assistant Under-18 coach. A former Chelsea first team player who came through our youth system to play in the Champions League. Returned to assist with our Under-21s in 2013/14 before taking his current role last season.

Mark Beeney

Under-21s goalkeeper coach and head of Academy goalkeeping. Formerly a goalkeeper with Leeds.


Bill Thompson

Under-18s goalkeeper coach. Assists Mark Beeney in the day-to-day work with our Academy and Under-21 goalkeepers.


Frank O'Brien

Under-16s coach.


Jon Harley

Under-15s coach who started his professional career at Chelsea having come through our youth system. Played over 40 times for the club and picked up an FA Cup Winners' medal in 2000. 


Ed Brand

Assistant coach with the Under-15s and Under-16s. Like Joe Edwards, Ed was once a player in the Chelsea Academy and also works as the Academy’s opposition scout for FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League games.


Tore Andre Flo

Academy coach with the Under-14s and another former Chelsea player who played over 100 games during a very successful three-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Flo won the Cup Winners' Cup, the League Cup, the Super Cup and the FA Cup, also playing a pivotal role in our memorable run to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 1999/00. He is currently studying for his coaching badges alongside his work in the Academy.


Matt Birnie

Under-21 conditioning coach. As well as helping to coordinate training sessions, Matt, along with Mark Beeney, forms an important link between the youth and reserve-team coaching set-ups.


Elliott Axtell

Under-21 conditioning coach. Works with the the coaching staff to plan and support the players' fitness and conditioning programmes.


Sam Bowhay

Under-18s conditioning coach. 


Jack Christopher

Under-15/16 conditioning coach and head of Academy nutrition.


Hailu Theodras

Academy movement coach.


David Porter

Under-21s doctor.


Chris Hughes

Academy doctor.


Julian Redhead

Academy doctor.


Stuart Vaughan

Under-21 physiotherapist.


Simon Dickie

Under-21 physiotherapist.


Martin Baker

Under-18 physiotherapist.

Kate Yoxall

Academy physiotherapist, working predominantly with Under-9 to Under-14 players.


Emma Patrick

Academy physiotherapist.


Will Tullett

Academy & Loan Player movement coach. A former part-time member of staff who has also worked at the Glenn Hoddle Academy, Will works within the Academy medical and sports science team.


Darren Grace

Head of Local Scouting. Heads up the club's recruitment for Under-9s to Under-15s and oversees our youth development centres.


Fiona Armfield

Talent Identification Co-ordinator.


Mark Ridgway

Area Scout Co-ordinator.


Chris Robinson

Foundation Integration Officer. A former manager at Cheltenham Town, Chris works to integrate the Academy and Chelsea Foundation operations.


Andy Ross

Youth Development Officer.


Sam Hurrell

Development Centre Co-ordinator and Academy coach. Winner of the first series of football talent TV show Football Icon, Sam spent two years playing in the Chelsea Academy. After a non-league playing career, he has since returned and coaches the Under-12s alongside overseeing our development centres.


Luke Sharps

Development Centre Co-ordinator and Academy coach.


Ben Smith

Head of Academy Performance Systems. Previously with Fulham before joining Chelsea in 2007, helping to create the Academy's analysis setup.


Tilson Peter

Football Analyst


Michael Emmerson

Performance/Recruitment Analyst, working predominantly with the Under-21s.


Chris Standring

Performance/Sport Science Analyst, working predominantly with the Under-18s.


James Simmonds

Performance Analyst and Academy coach. A former Republic of Ireland Under-19 international, Simmonds played for our youth and reserve teams before returning as a coach.


Gerry Harvey

Head of Education. Having had a playing career himself, including a spell with St Johnstone, central defender Gerry oversees the education and welfare of the players in our Academy. This role includes managing the operation of our full-time school, which currently educates _ Under-16 and Under-15 boys.


Paul Waldron

Education Officer and Under-9s to Under-11s coach co-ordinator. Former teacher at Glyn Technology School who has also coached within the Academy.


Jack Francis

Head of Lifestyle and Mentoring in the Academy. Jack takes responsibility for ensuring players are in a safe and comfortable environment off the pitch.


Sampa Chibulu

Lifestyle and Mentoring assistant. Sampa is also an Academy coach with the Under-9s.


Mark Walter

Safeguarding Manager. Mark is responsible for safeguarding across the club, from the Academy to the Chelsea Foundation.

Hayley Prior

Head of Academy Operations.


Emma Thomas

Academy Administrator.


Anna Linehan

Academy Administrator.


Sam Poplett

Academy Communications Officer.


Craig Brown

Academy Kit Officer, predominantly working with the Under-21s.


Bob Orsborn

Academy Kit Officer. A one-time first team kitman, Bob also works as an Academy scout.


Eric Asiedu

Academy Kit Officer, predominantly working with the Under-18s and younger age groups.


Mark Fletcher

Transport Co-ordinator.


Paul McGiven

Opposition scout. Paul provides match analysis on our opponents.


Scott McLachlan

Head of International Scouting. Scott joined Chelsea in 2011 having previously worked at Fulham, as a technical scout, and Southampton, where he was head of performance analysis.


Christy Fenwick

First team match analyst. Works alongside James Melbourne and the first team technical department, analysing match action and producing statistical feedback and videos for the coaching staff.


Giovanni Cerra

Visual designer. Analyses match action and works alongside the first-team match analysis department, producing visual reports and infographics that illustrate relevant data and strategies. 

Donna Newberry

Visual designer. 


Matt Hallam

Advanced player recruitment analyst. Coordinates scouting reports and technical statistics to help develop integrated reports on players and analyse the club's scouting network.


Paul Quilter

Match analysis/recruitment assistant. Assists James Melbourne and Christy Fenwick with first-team match analysis and produces recruitment videos for the scouting department.


Tim Harkness

Club psychologist who joined in 2009. He focuses on learning and sharing common sense people skills such as balance, perspective, resilience, communication and change.