Colchester United FC Staff Profiles

Sun 08 Jul 2012
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FIRST TEAM COACHING STAFF
U's assistant manager Joe Dunne

Joe Dunne
First Team Manager

Well known for his playing days at Colchester United, Joe has subsequently enjoyed a number of roles behind the scenes at the U's.

Having originally ventured into coaching the youth side of the football club, he is now well established in looking after the first team and was appointed manager in September 2012. His passion for the club is undoubted and he is a key part of the backroom set-up.

U's management team Joe Dunne & Mark Kinsella

Mark Kinsella
Assistant Manager

A true U's legend during his playing days at the club, Mark returned to the club in September 2012 to be part of Joe Dunne's coaching staff.

Mark earned iconic status for his performances in the U's midfield and, after coaching stints at Charlton and Walsall, he is now back at home with his first club.

U's first team physio Tony Flynn

Tony Flynn
First Team Physio

An experienced physio who was previously with MK Dons, Tony has been with the club since 2006, having originally been brought to the club by former manager Geraint Williams.

Tony is in charge of all first team players and their rehabilitation from injury and oversees youth team physio Joe Badham as the duo ensure the U's players return to action as quickly as possible.

U's Sports Scientist Dave Carolan

Dave Carolan
Sports Scientist

Dave was previously with Norwich City but is now very much a key part of the Colchester United coaching staff.

Dave's work ensures that the players are fit and ready for action for first team matchdays and that their fitness base is kept at a high level throughout the season.

Goalkeeping Coach Ademola Bankole

Ademola Bankole
Goalkeeping Coach

Ademola has been with the U's since 2005, having been brought to the club by former boss Phil Parkinson.

He is in charge of the development of the U's goalkeepers, including those currently at the club in the youth team.

Senior Professional Coach Richard Hall

Richard Hall
Senior Professional Coach

A former central defender for Southampton and West Ham, Richard has brought his playing experience into the U's coaching ranks.

He is in charge of helping young players bridge the gap between the youth team and first team, looking after the club's development squad.

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