Christchurch Football Club Senior Teams

Christchurch Football Club has two senior teams. The First Team plays in the Wessex League Premier Division and the Reserve Team plays in the Wessex League Combination Division.


Team Biographies 2008/09
September 2008


STEWART KEARN  -  goalkeeper 32
The “daddy” of the team, signed from Bournemouth Poppies at the start of this season, 2 years as a professional at Sheffield Wednesday, rated as one of, if not the best keeper in the league.

JASON COLLINS  -  goalkeeper 18
A regular in the reserves, came through the youth ranks and played several games for the 1st team last season, works hard at his game.

JOE PRODOMO  -  goalkeeper 17
High hopes for this young lad who has still to make his 1st team debut in a competitive match.

CHRIS DILLON  -  defender 18
Product of the last seasons Championship winning youth team, has now staked his place in the 1st team. Strong and brave in the air with quick pace, oh and watch out for his throw-ins…

DAN TAYLOR  -  defender 22
Left sided defender who loves to get forward, broke into the 1st team last season now in his 2nd season with the Club.

SAM LONGMAN  -  defender 17
Sam's club Eastleigh have allowed him to sign for us to gain experience of 1st team football. A right footed lad who was at Southampton and Scunthorpe. Loves to get forward and and mean crosser of the ball.

COLIN DAND  -  defender 23
Now established in his 4th season at the club, hoping for an injury free season, can play anywhere in the back four.

MICHAEL GREEN  -  defender 19
Second season at the club, this extremely fit and tenacious youngster signed from Brockenhurst. Great future ahead for this lad.

ADAM COSTELLO  -  defender 18
Product of our successful youth system, this talented player is now in his third season with the first team squad. Reads the game exceptionally well for one so young.

STEVE LINPOW  -  defender 27
At Portsmouth as a youngster, completed soccer scholarship in the USA with Alabama, strong and powerful.

DAN CRUTCHLEY  -  defender / midfield 29
Now in his 4th season at the club, local PE teacher who is now our Club captain, gives his all in every game.

MARK SMITH  -  midfield 30
Smudger is a class player, scored and won a winners medal in Hants Senior Cup final for Winchester. Other previous Clubs include Poppies, Bashley, Wimborne and Brockenhurst.

JAMES BURDEN  -  midfield 21
2nd season with the Club, plays out wide with an eye for goal, watch out for his sweet left foot, previously with Bashley.

PAUL RIDEOUT  -  winger 26
Came up through the youth ranks, a clever, tricky player who is always a frequent goal scorer and can play on either flank.

PAUL MANNING  -  midfield 29
Right footed wide player at Cardiff City as a youth, has played for several Wessex league clubs. Look out for him in the glossy magazines as he works as a model!

SIMON KEATES  -  midfield 24
1st season with the Club, has played in the Western league for Frome (his town of birth) and Larkhall, very fit lad who will run forever.

MARTIN LAWRENCE  -  midfield 24
Elegant passer of the ball who has been known to score one goal per season! Loyal lad who is one of the longest serving players at the Club.

JON BROCK  -  midfield 21
Right footed and happy to play a defensive or an attacking role in the centre of the park. 1st season, signed from Bashley.

ADAM WILTSHIRE  -  midfield 18
Central midfielder who has come from Eastleigh. Previously had trials with Southampton and AFC Bournemouth. Full of energy and loves to score from midfield.

GARETH BARNES  -  forward 30
The big man made his debut for Christchurch 14 years ago, since then has won Wessex league & cup double with Wimborne Town, rejoined the Club from Bournemouth Poppies.

RUSSELL COOK  -  forward 18
Another who came through the youth ranks, very promising player who had a great end of season last year.

MARC BURROWS  -  forward 29
2nd season with Christchurch, having finished as last seasons top goal scorer, also has Wessex league experience at Cowes, Brading & Eastleigh, quick forward with an explosive finish.

BEN OSBORNE  -  forward 26
Ben is like a boomerang, he keeps coming back to the Club! Now in his third spell with us, at Portsmouth as a youngster has since played for Hamworthy United, Poole Town and Brockenhurst in the Wessex league. Intelligent leader of the front line with an eye for goal.

LETITIA FORD  -  Bsc Hons MSST sports therapist 23
“Tish” qualified at Chichester University, previously experience with Nottingham Forest, AFC Bournemouth and Crawley, her 3rd season with us, has brought much needed professionalism to the treatment room.

TONY BROWN  -  general assistant
Has brought many players in over the years, local knowledge of the game is vast. Wears many hats as he assists in various capacities around the Club.

CHRIS HART coach  -  28
At AFC Bournemouth as a young player, holds FA coaching badges, 2nd season at Wessex league level.

STUART UNDERWOOD  -  coach young at heart
Vastly experienced and respected throughout the game. An extremely popular man who is always going beyond the call of duty to help the football club.

GRAHAM KEMP  -  manager over 21
Our manager is now in his 2nd season, joined us from Brockenhurst, ever enthusiastic, always first at Hurn Bridge on match days, vast experience as a player in the Wessex league having played over 800 games including 4 Wessex league titles with Lymington.


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