Academy Staff

Glenn Vaughan – Academy Director

Glenn is a UEFA qualified coach that has taken Youth Modules 1, 2 & 3. He has worked with a number of academies (in a number of roles) including Peterborough United FC (League One), Nottingham Forest FC (Championship) and many more.

Glenn will deliver the day-to-day training with all Academy players as well as organisation of events from trials to tours.

He will also be delivering the education side of the programme as well having recently qualified as a teacher.

James Alger – Goalkeeper Coach/Advisor

James brings a wealth of experience to the Academy scheme. He is a UEFA qualified coach that is working with Northampton Town FC, whilst also running his own goalkeeper school. He will come in a number of times to educate and train our goalkeepers.

Tony Joyce – Lecturer / Academy Coach
Tony brings the course a wealth of experience in both football and education. He has been delivering Physical Education at GCSE level, as well as for BTEC in Sports courses.
He also has been a ‘Head of Physical Education’ for over twelve years. With Tony being an ex-professional footballer he has the knowledge of what it takes to become a professional.
He has played for Queens Park Rangers FC, Stevenage Borough FC & Aldershot FC.
He is a UEFA qualified coach and manager of Kempston Rovers FC in the Evo-Stik League Southern – Division 1 Central.


Rowan Dowlut – Sports Therapist

Rowan studied at University College Birmingham where he obtained a Bachelors (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy. since graduating from University, Rowan has experience of working within professional football at Peterborough United as the First Team Assistant Physiotherapist, as well as, local football clubs as the pitch side Sports Therapist. He is hard working, dedicated and able to work efficiently alone or well within a team. As part of his degree, Rowan studied the theoretical principles and practical applications of soft tissue therapy, developing an understanding of the musculoskeletal system and learning the fundamentals of sports injuries and rehabilitation.