My name is Anne Marie Vodrey and I am the Joint Manager of our new U8’s “The Panda’s” with Nathan Hughes.
I am married to Mark Vodrey (Vice Chairman, Committee Member and U10’s Manager) and have two children Jake and Ellie-mae. I am also a Committee Member and the Clubs Treasurer. Having watched my son this year playing made me realise I wanted to do more within the Club. When both my husband and Chairman Mark Owen mentioned they were setting up a new U7’s team and would I want to manage it, I did at first have slight reservations, but then that was quickly put to one side after spending time coaching the Crewe Town FC Tots. I excitedly accepted as long as I could do it alongside our Head Coach Nathan Hughes.
I have been with this Club from virtually day one and I have watched it grow massively in 14 months, the vision of this Club makes it feel like we are doing something rewarding and worthwhile for every player that joins this great Club. I am looking forward to building a team that will not only enjoy playing football with smiles every week but will also feel part of a team. I am looking forward to my new chapter in my life as Manager and Mentor to young players. #ctfc#theyellowarmy. I recently gained my FA L1 in Coaching which will only help the kids I coach and I am looking forward to gaining my L2 shortly.
My name is Nathan Hughes and I am the Joint Manager of the U8’s otherwise known as “The Pandas”. My love of football started at an early age. Whilst at College I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with my life until I enrolled on a FA Level 1 Coaching course, and after studying Football Coaching/Management at Bucks New University and Sports Performance at Reaseheath College I was able to become a Sports coach at Sportscape. I am now Lead Coach at We Make Footballers. I enjoy seeing the improvement in young footballers through my coaching, 6 years since I started my education in Football and I am still enjoying every minute of it! I became involved with Crewe Town FC because I knew Mark Owen through a family member, and heard he was setting up a local club in the area. I had never coached a team myself in my own right and it was an opportunity I felt I couldn’t turn down. Coaching for Crewe Town FC is special because it feels like one big happy family, if someone needs advice or a helping hand we are there for each other, that is what makes this Football Club so special The Yellow Army!
My name is Kirstin Hart and I am part of the Panda’s Coaching Team. I am a Travel Agent in Knutsford. I have a partner Paul and I am a Mum to Joshua and Mathew who both play for Crewe Town FC u11’s Dragons and U9’s Leopards respectively. I have watched the Club grow from the first session at The Georges to where it is now, and wanting to play more of a partin the growing of the Club agreed to join Annie and Nathan in coaching our next young generation of footballing stars “The Panda’s”. I have always loved watching football and am a loyal life long fan of Crewe Alexandra. When I was younger I played for Newcastle Town Ladies. At that time there was little opportunity for girls to play so it s really refreshing to see that Crewe Town FC accept all abilities and gender. I was never allowed to play in boys teams!! Thats why it’s nice to see Crewe Town FC promote that all children be given the chance to enjoy playing the game of football. I am really enjoying coaching and watching the kids learn, progress and have fun every week. The Yellow Army is a fantastic environment to coach and learn.