Chris Hughes

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.