Derby County Ladies Football Club

Football Staff

Derby County Ladies 1st Team Coaching Setup

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John Bennett

1st Team Manager

Renowned for attractive style of play and attention to detail the players have benefited from a playing philosophy that has seen the team earn plaudits for the style of play in games at the same time turning over good results.

JB is very proud to be the Manger of his hometown club and will work hard to ensure the club has again progressed under his stewardship. JB returned to the club after a previous three year spell

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Jenny Simpson

Assistant Manager

Bart was appointed to the role of assistant manager in JB’S previous spell and two have enjoyed a very successful partnership ever since. A very trusted right hand person and extremely popular with the players having had an extremely successful playing career also as a GK and also oversees our clubs goalkeepers and their development.

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Damian Morgan

Goalkeeper Coach

An excellent specialist goalkeeper Coach, Damo has helped overseen the development of all goalkeepers in the senior set up. Not only a good goalkeeping coach, Damo is vital on match days in the dugout and has a good wider knowledge of the game having been involved as a player and coach for a number of years.


Andy Grecian

Match Day Sports Therapist

Joined the club at the start of the 2017/18 season, Andy acts as our sports therapist on match days. He has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy from Edge Hill University. Working closely with training physiotherapist Debra Marner, they liaise to advise best action for recovery and works closely with the players to continue rehab.

Sam Griff

Sam Griffiths

Director of Football

Appointed as Director of Football at the start of the 2016/17 season , Sam is a UEFA A Licensed coach with a wealth of experience in the game. Still an active player but currently out with long-term injury and is a popular club member. Oversee's all aspects of the senior set-up and liaises closely with the Academy Director on the club's playing philosophy.

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Kieron Wicks

1st Team Coach

Joined the club at the start of the 2017/18 season, Kieron is a popular member of the backroom team and is also lead coach at the Derby County Community Trust. Kieron takes charge of training on a Tuesday and Thursday and oversee's the tactical side in the development of the squad and is UEFA A Licence qualified.

Debra Marner

Training Physiotherapist

Joined the club at the start of the 2017/18 season, Debra acts as our physiotherapist at our training ground, working closely with the players to continue rehabilitation and advise on a case specific basis. Working closely with match day sports therapist Andy Grecian, they liaise to advise best action for recovery.

Sarah Green

1st Team Coach

Sarah joins our coaching staff as a qualified UEFA B License Coach and is currently undertaking her UEFA A License. Sarah works full-time for the FA as a Regional PE & Coaching in Education Manager in the Eastern region. Sarah played most of her career at Radcliffe Olympic where she also had spells coaching and managing.

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