Under 14 2017/18

Martin Barkes

Martin moved to Felixstowe in 1975 and had his first taste of football playing for Trimley Red Devils at the age of six. He stayed there through his school years before playing at Felixstowe Town for one season.

Martin retired from actively playing football at 16 to concentrate on cycling, racing locally and nationally, representing the county before gaining a contract with Amateur Team Anglia Sport. When Martin realised he wasn’t going to make it as a professional cyclist his interests returned to football and he played for a couple of seasons with Felixstowe teams before joining the newly formed Woodbridge Athletic, that was in 1995 and Martin is still there playing for them.

Martin has been involved with the Seasiders for seven years, managing his eldest son’s team up to under 9 age group and he is now starting all over again with his youngest son’s side.