Other management staff - U21s, Academy & scouting

Jim Fraser

Assistant head of youth development/head of recruitment. 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.

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 this 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 for the next season. 

Eddie Newton

Technical coach for the youth development programme. 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 with coaches across the age groups and brings experience to the job having previously worked there when his playing career came to an end. He was assistant Under 16 coach prior to teaming up with Di Matteo at MK Dons and later West Brom.

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.

Mark Beeney

Under-21 team and Academy goalkeeper coach. Formerly a goalkeeper with Leeds.

Bob Orsborn

Youth development officer. One-time first team kitman.

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. 


Tore Andre Flo

Academy coach 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.


Matt Birnie

Reserve team and Academy fitness and 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

Assistant Academy fitness and conditioning coach. Works with the youth team and the coaching staff, planning and supporting the players' fitness and conditioning programmes.


Sam Bowhay

Under-16s conditioning coach. 


Ben Smith

Head of Under 21s and Academy performance systems. Previously with Fulham before joining Chelsea in 2007, helping to create the Academy's analysis setup.


Darren Grace

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


Ed Brand

Assistant recruitment officer and Under-12s coach. Like Joe Edwards, Ed was once a player in the Chelsea Academy and has returned to work in the analysis department and also as a coach.


David Porter

Under-21s doctor.


Chris Hughes

Academy doctor.


Julian Redhead

Academy doctor.


Stuart Vaughan

Head Academy physio.


Simon Dickie

Academy physiotherapist.

Kate Yoxall

Academy physiotherapist.


Emma Patrick



Will Tullett

Movement specialist. Works within the Academy medical & Sports Science team. Former part-time member of staff who has also worked at the Glenn Hoddle Academy.


Jack Christopher

Sports scientist.


Tilson Peter

Football Analyst


Chris Stranding

Performance Analyst & Science Officer


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.


Jack Francis

Head of lifestyle and mentoring in the Academy.


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.


Sampa Chibulu

Lifestyle and mentoring assistant. 

Mark Walter

Safeguarding Manager

Hayley Prior

Academy operations manager.


Emma Thomas

Academy administrator.


Fiona Armfield

Scout co-ordinator.


Anna Linehan

Academy and training ground receptionist. 


Craig Brown

Under-21s kit manager.


Eric Asiedu

Academy kit assistant.


Mark Fletcher

Transport Manager


Paul McGiven

Opposition scout. Provides match analysis on our opponents.


Scott McLachlan
Head of international scouting. Joined Chelsea in 2011. 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.