Ian Jones
Chairperson

Ian is a nurse who has worked at various cardiac centres in the UK. He is currently Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing at a North West University and has three children, all who have played for the club. He joined Lammack Juniors in 2004, coaching his daughters’ team until they reached open-age. In 2012, he was asked to coach and subsequently manage the women’s first team, gaining promotion from the Lancashire County league in 2013 with manager Nigel Dixon and then leading them to the North West Women’s’ Division 1 title in 2014. He has been a member of the club’s executive committee since 2007 and when the club’s inaugural Chairman, Nigel Dixon retired in 2017 he agreed to take on the role. Ian strives to lead the club into a new era whilst maintaining the ethos upon which it has been built.

Greg Worswick
Club Secretary

Greg first joined the club in May 2007 becoming the manager of his son’s team, a role he only retired from in 2019 when the boys reached open-age. The forensic attention to detail that serves him so well in his professional life as a Senior Composites Inspector made him the obvious choice to become the club’s Secretary in April 2011. His professional manner and his steadfast desire to play by the rules means that the he, and by association the club, have earned great respect within the football community. Having managed his son’s team for 12 years and more recently the ELFA inter-league team, Greg is now a source of support and advice for all the club’s junior managers and the first point of contact for our local leagues and the Football Association.

Steph Worswick
Treasurer

Steph first joined the club as social secretary in 2009 and was responsible for organising many of the social functions that our players and families still fondly remember. More recently, she became the club’s subscriptions coordinator and managed to halve the subscriptions deficit within twelve months (If only the Chancellor had managed to do the same). She therefore seemed the obvious choice to take on the role of Treasurer when the post became available in 2018. Working with former Treasurer and club accountant, Debbie Riley, Steph has already put plans in place to ensure the long-term prosperity of the club.

Debbie Riley
Club Accountant

Debbie has been involved with the club since 2004 when she first took on the role of parent helper, supporting the manager of her daughter’s team. In 2007, she became the club’s Treasurer. In this role, Debbie led the club’s successful Football Foundation and Charity Commission applications, a feat that was recognised by the Borough Council awarding her the Lynne Hindle award for service to local sport. In 2018, she retired from the Treasurer’s role. An increasing workload as the Chief Financial Officer of a large multinational company and the birth of her first grandchild meant that Debbie could no longer devote the time needed for the role. However, in true Debbie style she agreed to continue as the club accountant, working closely with the Treasurer and club committee to ensure the club’s ongoing financial stability.

Debbie Davies/Amy Dixon
Ability Football Counts Coordinator

Debbie first joined the club in 2006 where she was one of the founding members of the club’s disability section. She has a background in disability sport and works for Bolton Wanderers in the Community. Amy as played for the club since she was 8 years old and has coached in the AFC section for a number of years. Amy works with children with special educational needs in a local secondary school

Roy Hodgkinson
Coaches Representative

Roy has coached and managed his son’s team since 2011 and joined the club committee as the coaches’ representative in 2016. Roy is responsible for leading the coaches’ council and ensuring the views of our coaches are presented during committee discussions. His expertise as a Principal Building Control Surveyor is invaluable when negotiating with the local Council.

Katy Mallett/Karen Booth
Child Welfare Officer

Katy and Karen are two of our newest recruits, joining the committee in 2019 as Child Welfare Officers

Katy has been involved with the club since her son joined in 2012. Her husband, Dave is also one of our coaches.

Karen first joined the club in 2018 when her son singed for one of our junior teams.

Katy and Karen aew responsible for the club’s safeguarding strategy and ensuring all our coaches complete their mandatory training (safeguarding, emergency aid and criminal record checks) on time.

Richard Marsh
Fundraising and contracts coordinator

Richard has been involved with Lammack FC since 2004 having had both a daughter and son play for the club. Football wise he is a Goalkeeping coach but he also coaches  the u18 team. In his day job, he works with young people in the charity sector. For 12 years, he was responsible developing national programmes of activity for The Prince’s Trust and for the last five years, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Manchester Youth Zone. He has expertise in combatting youth violence linked to serious and organised crime.

Richard still tries to play football and every year he collects appearances at league grounds with other veterans

Neil Blackshaw
Head of Professional Standards and Resource Management

Neil joined Lammack Juniors as a parent with his Son in 2009, and began helping with the early years Club. He then became the assistant manager of his son’s team, sharing the manager’s role during the U9 season and then becoming full-time manager. He has been an active member at fundraising events and part of the team that has organised club trips to Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Lake District. He has run a successful team over the years culminating in two successive ELFA overall respect awards. His hobbies are hill walking and football and currently works in the UK and Europe in the electronic component industry as a Sales Manager.