Board, Council & Staff
Meet The Team
Below is a contact list for the Wiltshire County FA Board of Directors and Members of Council:-
Clive Archer - Chairman
Clive is a retired BT Group IT Consultant having completed over 40 years’ service. He was elected to the Wiltshire County FA in 2000, became a Director in 2014 and served as Chairman for the last five years. He has played semi-professional football, represented the Royal Navy and played at every level of Football in Wiltshire mainly for Pinehurst FC on Saturdays, many teams on Sundays and finishing up manager/secretary to BT Nalgo FC who were sponsored by BT to become reasonably successful in the SSFL. At present he is the General Secretary and Fixture Secretary of the Swindon Sunday Football League along with his love of running and walking which takes up most of his spare time left.
Colin has been involved in grassroots football as a player, club treasurer and secretary for many years. He also refereed at District, County and Supply League and was appointed to English Schools competition. Colin has assessed for 10 years and has been involved in the administration of the Salisbury League and following relocation the Trowbridge League, where he has been League Secretary since 2012. Colin joined The Wilts FA as a league representative in 2016 and became a Director in 2018, during this time he has been the Chairman of the Football Service Committee.
Christina McCosh - Vice Chair and Safeguarding Champion
Tina has lived in Chippenham since 2004, having moved from Gutersloh in Germany. She is involved at club and league level locally, having been introduced to youth football in 2001. Tina was elected to Council in 2015 and to the Board in 2017. In 2019 Tina was elected as Vice Chair of Council. Tina has worked in primary schools (various roles) since 1999 and studied Business and Languages at University. Tina held a career with the Woolwich and was a District Manager before moving to Germany where she worked as a Finance Officer at HQ BAOR.
Jon Dennis - County Finance Director
Jon Dennis FCA is our Non Exec Finance Director. He runs a firm of Chartered Accountants, based out of Newbury and covers Wiltshire. Having qualified with PwC Southampton, he has held a variety of roles during a 20 year corporate career before setting up RED 76 Tax. He is now firmly positioned to help SME business sector in Wiltshire with compliance and advisory needs. Inside football he is a level 2 coach running an U11 team, as well as performing goal keeping coaching across multiple years. He also set up the Futsal school in his club which give 80 kids each week exposure to the format.
Dave is currently the Chairman of Malmesbury Youth FC and has been their Under 6’s Coach for the last 14 years. Dave is a Level 3 FA Coach and a strong advocate of the England DNA ethos. He has played football all his life, and still plays both 5 a side and walking football. He moved to Wiltshire in the 80’s from Reading and is a regular supporter at the Madejski Stadium. He has lived in Malmesbury for over twenty years and has helped build the new Wiltshire FA HQ building in Devizes in a consultancy role as a Non-Executive Board member.
Oliver joined the Wiltshire FA in December 2018, having previously worked for the Football Association, as National Development Manager for Schools, Colleges and Universities. Oliver is a Level 3 coach and still laces his boots on a weekly basis for a local Vets team. Oliver has played football since the age of five and represented the game at every level of the football pathway, including grassroots, semi professional and professional. Throughout his career Oliver has held management roles with JJB Sports, Power-league, Surrey County FA and British Universities and Colleges Sport. When he is not working/playing football he can often be found mountain biking in the Surrey Hills.
Marshall Ayoade - County HR DirectorMarshall is our Non- Exec HR Director. A senior HR Director he has worked for blue chip organisations such as Sainsbury, Camelot and Vodafone and now runs an HR Practice based in Greater London. An avid lover of football Marshall played from school up to county level. A keen advocate on the benefits of sport and football in the community for young people, Marshall advises and supports various organisations on the benefits of sport and wellbeing. When not working and pre-COVID Marshall loves to traveling around the globe.
Bazil Solomon - Co-Opted Member - Inclusion Advisory Group Chairman
Bazil has played football since his school days. He is the Chairman of the Wiltshire FA Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) and a Co-opted Director on the Wiltshire FA Board. Bazil has been actively driving the work of the IAG, aiming to increase playing opportunities for under-represented groups across the County. In his day job, Bazil serves in local government and runs an IT analysis & training company, which helps develop students in colleges and universities’ to understand technology and become job ready.
“I believe that diversity and inclusion plays a key role in developing local communities. Football brings people of different backgrounds and nationalities together, and can unite us, as one team!”
Paul Fox - County President
Paul has lived in Wiltshire all his life and is now a retired Assistant Chief Probation Officer. Paul has been involved in grassroots football since he began his career with Westbury United in the mid-sixties. Whilst continuing playing; he joined the Management committee of the Trowbridge and District League, of which he is now a life Vice-President. He continued playing until his late thirties during which time he represented Wiltshire. In 1986 he joined Wiltshire FA and served on many committees and Chairing the Youth and Cup committees. For some 15 years he also managed or co-managed the Wiltshire representative teams.
Life Vice Presidents:
Mr Malcolm Baldwin
Lt Col Tony Davies
Mr Paul Fox
Mr Richard Gardiner
Mr Dennis Kilford
Mr Colin Newbury
Mr Adrian Riddiford
Mr Keith Cooper
Mr Ian Hibbard
Mr Dave Phillips
Mr Clive Archer - Swindon Sunday League
Mr Craig Gorton - North Wilts Youth League
Mr Colin Kennerson - Trowbridge & District League
Ian Lycett - Wiltshire Women's & Girls League
Mrs Tina McCosh - Mid Wilts Youth & Minor League
No committee at present - South Wilts Youth League
Mr Richard Nelson - Salisbury & District League
Mr Peter Lowe - Chippenham & District League
Mr Colin Tewkesbury - Swindon & District League
Mr Robert Cooke - Wiltshire Senior League
Mr Tony Williams - Representative of Wiltshire Schools FA
Mr Nicholas Edwards - Forces Representative
Mr Ian Hailstone - Representative of Wiltshire Referees Association
Available - Representative of Small Sided Football
Mr Simon Hooper - Representative of Senior Referees
Mr Mark Eburne - North Wiltshire
Vacant - Central Wiltshire
Vacant - South Wiltshire