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Duo Join Community Team

13 November 2017

Colchester United's Football in the Community programme has taken on two further members of staff as they continue to build on the successes of the scheme.

Last week, we introduced you to the four new apprentices to have been taken on by the U's.

And they'll be joined in working at Shrub End by two further members of staff, one of whom has stepped into a new role after previously coaching with the community programme.

David Williams - Lead for Quality Assurance
I have worked in Education and Sport throughout my entire career. I qualified as a PE teacher in 1982 and subsequently taught in two different secondary schools in north London for 7 years.

In 1989, I moved to Colchester to take up the position of Assistant Director of Sport at the University of Essex. In 1998 I became Director of Sport and remained in this position until 2016.

I have played and coached football (as well as a wide range of other sports) since childhood and throughout my University career I also coached and managed the University of Essex football teams.

My role is to lead on Quality Assurance and I hope I will able to utilise the experience I have gained over the years to help guide and support the coaches who are delivering the wide range of activities in primary schools.

Callum Murphy - Health & Inclusion Development Officer
After completing my A-Levels at Benalmadena International College in Spain, I relocated back to UK.

I commenced my degree in Sports Science with Development and Management at Loughborough University and, during my time at the University, I was lucky enough to work on various sports development programmes.

Following my degree, I took on a full time position working as a School Sports Staff Co-ordinator in the East Midlands. In my post I was able to develop school programmes as well as coach.

Since joining Colchester United Football in the Community in October 2016, I have coached on school sport programmes, development centre and various inclusion programmes such as Premier League Kicks and Man v Fat.
Joining the team full time as the Health and Inclusion Development Officer, I am excited to see these programmes grow further as well as create and develop new programmes to benefit the community.

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