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

 

PAT ALEXANDER - Head of Medical Team and Player Rehab 

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 PETER TREVIVIAN - Head of Coach and Player Development