This is the football management team who lead the COLFC 1st team, Reserves and Ladies teams.
Craig brings with him a wealth of experience throughout the Non-League pyramid and the respect of everyone at the club; from the Tea Ladies to the Players, to the Supporters to the Volunteers and Directors.
On his appointment Craig said “I wasn’t looking for a role in management at present as I still feel I have got at least 1 good season left in me on the pitch, but once I got approached I spoke to the squad and they have given me total support and along with the support of the Directors, I felt it was too good an opportunity to turn down.
I’m honoured to be given the chance to manage this great club in my home City with so much potential and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the job and doing my best”.
Craig will be appointing his backroom team shortly.
James, 21 years old, brings a wealth of coaching experience to his role at COLFC. He holds an FA Level 2 coaching qualification and a BA Sports Coaching Degree from Liverpool John Moores University.
James spent 3 seasons coaching at Dover Athletic during their most succesful period with two FA Cup runs reaching the 3rd Round proper along with a Conference South playoff victory. In 2014 James moved to Liverpool to begin his Degree and joined Bootle FC's coaching staff, spending 3 seasons with the first team. James is looking to start his UEFA B license next season to build on the experience he already has gained.
Danielle is a Level 3 Qualified Fitness Coach and is currently studying towards her FA Level 2 Coaching course (already holding the Level 1 Qualification). She is a highly experienced coach with fantastic knowledge of the game playing a vital role and providing great support to James.
Danielle expertly links her knowledge of fitness and football to provides another dimension to training sessions for the squad of Reserves players. She is the only Female assistant manager within the men’s game.