First Team Manager
Former professional footballer, Chris started his career with Darlington in 2003, then played for both Scarborough and Gateshead before sustaining a serious injury in the 2007-08 season. Chris played for Shildon AFC from 2009-2013 and then moved into management as assistant at Crook and Ryhope before moving to be Academy Coach at Middlesbrough FC in 2016, completing his UEFA A License in 2020.
First Team Coach
Carl worked as a football coach in America for two years before returning to the UK In 2016. Since then he has coached for York City Academy, Darlington Youth and Darlington Railway Athletic. He achieved his UEFA B badge in 2018.
Iain has worked as a goalkeeping specific coach from junior level through to senior level for fifteen years. He was part of Durham County U18’s coaching team for over ten years who won the Northern Counties cup five times in a row. He played a key role in the Birtley Town coaching team that gained promotion to the Northern League in 2017. After success with Birtley he moved to Seaham Red Star in the Northern League Division 1 where he spent one season before moving to Jarrow FC in 2020. He was then approached by Newcastle Blue Star, spending the 2021/22 season as their goalkeeper coach.
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Sponsored by Martyn Tweddle.
Sponsored by Viper Goalkeeping.
Now in his eleventh year at the club, Gary finally got his hands on the Northern League Championship Trophy in 2015/16, as well as retaining the Northern League Cup. Now, having successfully held on to the bulk of last year’s trophy winners, Gary has strengthened the squad with three new signings that will make Shildon one of this season’s title favourites again.
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Glasgow-born Stuart was on the books of Ipswich Town for six seasons between 1995-2001 before moving on a free transfer to Barnet and then to Cambridge. After his full-time career he joined the Northern League, playing for Spennymoor, Tow Law, Durham and Shildon, where he is now assistant to Gary. Tactically astute and a keen proponent of playing football on the deck and from back to front, Stuart is the perfect foil for Gary’s measured approach.
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Phill is the third man in the management triumverate and the “go to” member of the team for the players. Phill, who played more than 200 professional games for Darlington advocates a more direct approach to play and it is for Gary to mediate between his two assistants and produce a brand of football that makes the best use of both philosophies. As well as managing Shildon, the trio also have a close working relationship in the same business.
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Keith is goalkeeping coach to his protege, Lewis, whom he personally selected as his replacement after hanging up his gloves.
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Dean will be hoping to have a quieter time of it this year after having at least five players on the treatment table every week last season.
Dean was at the forefront of the campaign to provide potentially life-saving defibrillators at every club in the Northern League after the tragic loss of Shildon director and fan, John Hay.
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