Who’s who at Bedworth United
Neill is a Bedworth lad through and through starting his early life working down the coal mines in the local area. When mining started to die off in the local area Neill started his own company which he founded in 1977 and is now regarded as one of the principal suppliers of test equipment to the Polymer Industry. Its products can be found in over 60 different countries giving the Company a truely International presence.
|Vice Chairman||Alan Ison
Alan Worked for 42 years for Lloyds Bank retiring from his role as Senior Commercial Bank Mananger in 2014. For the last 12 years of his banking career he was based in Nuneaton looking after businesses in Nuneaton, Bedworth, Hinckley, Atherstone and Coventry.
Alan was brought up in Longford with both parents being born and bred in Bedworth. Alan is a lifelong Bedworth supporter (in addition to being a Baggie) being present at the famous match v Nuneaton when we had in excess of 5000 spectators and when our floodlights were officially opened with the match v Leicester City.
After Alan retired he was approached to ‘come up and help’ and soon became a Committee member and then Finance Director. He was
Over his period with the Club he has witnessed many ups and downs with the 1st Team being involved in 2 promotions. He has obviously been disappointed with the relegation’s but overall during his time at the club it has gone from strength to strength with a sound financial base, an expanding Junior Section and the introduction of Youth, Under 21, Ladies and Walking Football Teams.
The ‘Future is Green’; the future has to be POSITIVE.
|Executive Board Members||Liam Moore
Liam came onto the executive board towards the backend of last season. Liam is a great ambassador for the junior section he has coached the present under 16s from when they were 7 and was instrumental in bringing all of the Junior teams under the clubs banner and this has seen the junior section go from strength to strength and become one of the largest within the county.
|Secretary/Welfare Officer||Andy Stickley
Andy became involved in Bedworth United in the summer of 2013 taking over as first team secretary. In the first season the club had three different managers with the third being current incumbent Stuart Storer, some would say a baptism of fire with the club only just staying at Step 4 on the penultimate game of the season. Andy became involved in the club at that time as he had just retired as a referee and assistant referee, he was a regular assistant at The Oval, maybe the board at that time saw it as an opportunity to stop him officiating the Greenbacks!!
At that time Andy was the Club Secretary of Coventry City Ladies FC who regularly used The Oval for their matches. The Bedworth United board and Andy met to discuss him taking over the role of secretary and joining the club. For Andy This was an opportunity that couldn’t turn down. Andy had also been involved in several other local leagues and cup competitions as an administrator so his knowledge then and now of the rules and procedures is extremely high.
Following the first season the Under 21’s and Youth teams were added to Andy’s remit with the Ladies joining the year after. Since 2017 Andy has also taken on the role of treasurer for the junior section followed in 2018 as secretary for the section meaning that all teams within the club now have his full support. Andy became a Director and Board Member in December 2015 and supports the Executive Board in running the club.
Andy is also currently on the Council and Competitions Committee of Birmingham County Football Association and is the Facilities Officer and Committee member for the FA Women’s National League.
|Stadium Manager/Welfare Officer||Stuart Roe
Stuart spent 19 years in the Army before an unfortunate incident led him to be medically discharged, After leaving the Army Stuart worked for the Princes Trust for 3 years educating 16 – 25 year olds in life skills and making them ready for employment. He started here in February 2018 and has been one of the clubs best signings. He has a massive interest in football, coaching one of our junior sides and having played for the Army and his corps he has a lot of experience in the game.