Meet the Team
Find out more about the City in the Community team.
Mike Green, Head of CITC Delivery
Mike has worked for CITC for 8 years starting as a volunteer Football Coach in 2004. He has since worked on a variety of programmes including Disability Football, Health initiatives and he established Enterprise as a core theme within CITC.
Mike became a member of the management team within CITC in 2009 and was appointed as Head of CITC Delivery in January 2012. Mike now leads a team of 21 full time staff and a further 26 casual staff working over 5 key themes.
Mike works alongside a number of staff within CITC Giving to form a wider Foundation. His main responsibilities are to increase the reach of CITC over the next 5 years and beyond while maintaining the quality of delivery associated with CITC for the past 26 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie Payne, Office Administrator
Sophie has worked for City in the Community since 2006. She started as an administrative assistant then progressed to a PA to the Head of CITC Delivery in January 2012. During which time she gained an NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration.
Sophie has currently become City in the Community’s Office Administrator, giving support to the Head of CITC Delivery, Financial Controller and CITC Managers.
She's a big Manchester City fan thanks to her Dad and her two favourite City players are Sergio Aguero and David Silvaemail@example.com
Karen Parry, Financial Controller CITC Foundation
Karen has worked for the charity for nearly 5 years, which has grown considerably over this time.
As FC of the Foundation her role is to manage the day to day control of all the finances, liaising with our charitable partners, suppliers and grant providers. Karen also works closely with the management team in the preparation of budgets, providing financial analysis, cost control and cash-flow firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Geary, Business Development Manager
Michael started volunteering as a CITC Community Coach in 2007; this led to taking on school and evening sessions as a casual member of staff. He is a UEFA B License coach and gained a lot of his coaching experience through coaching in America and Australia.
Since starting full time employment with CITC Michael has held the positions of Community Coach, Enterprise Co-ordinator, Enterprise Project Manager, and has recently been appointed Business Development Manager.
The role within the scheme is to develop strong and positive partnerships with external parties including local authorities, key project partners and the Premier League. Another aspect of his role is to support the project managers in developing new email@example.com
Gavin Makel, Football Development Manager
Since joining Manchester City in 2008 Gavin has carried out a number of roles including being recently appointed the schemes Football Development Manager.
He is a UEFA B coached qualified and has coached plus managed programmes in a number of countries such as Sudan and USA.
Gavin believes that City in the Community are not only known throughout Greater Manchester but are also now respected on a global scale through the work they carry out and is a privileged to be a part of firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Landstrom, Disability Sports Manager
After achieving a degree in Science & Football at Liverpool John Moores University and previously working as community football coach for Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council Daniel joined City in the Community in 2008 as Disability Football Co-ordinator and has now been assigned the role of Disability Sports Manager.
During his time at CITC Daniel has achieved his UEFA B coaching qualification and gained experience of coaching across the world in America, Abu Dhabi, Morocco, Germany and Ireland.
Daniel is also the Head Coach of Manchester F.A’s Disability Player Development Centre delivering a series of 15 weekly coaching sessions aimed at developing individual players in the hope they can progress to regional and national email@example.com
Craig Bell, Community Cohesion Manager
Craig first arrived at CITC as a part time member of staff in 2009. His job role at the time was to work mostly night time sessions around Greater Manchester, putting on sessions to give young people activities to take part in.
In January 2011 Craig was brought in full time to CITC as a Pastoral Coordinator based in a secondary school in Denton. His responsibilities were to mentor the year 11 year group through their G.C.S.E's and help them get as many qualifications as they can to help in future life and to hopefully go on to further education.
In May 2012 a promotion came along for Craig and as a result he became Community Cohesion Manager. The idea of community cohesion is to break down barriers between all areas of the community and make people proud to be Mancunian again by putting on projects such as KICKZ and working closely with the Princes Trust.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Glynn, Skills & Enterprise Manager
Deborah started working at the Football Club in 1999 whilst at University, studying Drama and Cultural Studies. After graduating and assisting in a variety of departments Deborah joined Manchester City on a full time basis in February 2003, as Academy Secretary during which time she saw a number of players progress through the ranks and make their first team debut.
In September 2008, Deborah transferred to City in the Community as Performing Arts Co-ordinator introducing a range of performing arts to the scheme before becoming Aspirations Co-ordinator during which time she worked with schools and pupil referral units in aspiring their students and helping them to develop their confidence, awareness, team building and social email@example.com
Lisa Kimpton, Health and Activity Manager
Lisa has been with City in the Community for 4 years. She studied BSC Sports and Exercise at Edge Hill University and has also attained qualifications in Fitness and Nutrition.
In addition to her academic achievements Lisa also has coaching awards in a number of sports which include football, athletics, netball and dance. She is currently studying a PGCE at Edge Hill University which she is due to complete in January 2014.
She has over 8 years experience within community coaching, during this time she has worked with a broad and diverse range of people of all ages.
Lisa’s favourite Manchester City player is Vincent Kompany.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Mannion, Premier League 4 Sport Coordinator
Lee joined the club in November 2010 and is the Premier League 4 Sport Coordinator for City in the Community foundation.
Lee is a UEFA B qualified football coach and before joining MCFC worked in the United Arab Emirates. As well as working for CITC Foundation Lee also coaches at the Junior Academy.
Before joining City in the Community Lee played professionally for Crewe Alexandra and also represented England at youth email@example.com
Stephen Everall, Enterprise Coordinator
Stephen is the Enterprise Coordinator who helps educate young people through football and provides opportunities for those involved to gain work based learning around the club. He started his coaching career shortly after footballing ambitions were to drop short, enjoying a furthered career in the semi-professional non-leagues.
Prior to working at CITC, Stephen focused on obtaining a degree in sport and exercise science alongside the UEFA 'B' coaching certificate. His speciality is in Goalkeeping however now holds over 10 years coaching experience in football and multi-sports with a wide range of ages, abilities, genders and firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Dixon, Health Coordinator
Mike has worked at CITC since September 2006, starting initially as a community coach and has since held 3 more positions within the scheme, Social Inclusion Coordinator, Healthy Schools Coordinator and a most recent position of Health Coordinator.
Mike's most memorable times are going to Malawi representing the club, club trips to Abu-Dhabi and Ireland with the FA Cup.
His most unusual experience but rewarding never the less, was delivering sessions in a secure young offenders institute for 12-16 year old males, the children who are in this institute were actual email@example.com
Gareth Hughes, Healthy Schools Coordinator
Having moved to Manchester in 2007 from Yorkshire, Gareth has now worked at the football club for 4 years. As a UEFA B qualified coach, his passion is for football coaching and making a positive impact on people's lives.
Gareth has worked predominantly on Football and Health projects at the football club, and enjoyed some memorable international trips with the CITC team. A personal highlight from four years at the club was representing CITC on the Premier Skills Programme in India.
Gareth has a great passion for the club and has been involved in lots of charity work including climbing Kilimanjaro and t he 3 Peaks. He's excited about the future and continuing to make a difference to the lives of young people in Manchester.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Steele, Healthy Schools Coordinator
Hannah is a Healthy Schools Co-ordinator. Her main role within CITC is to deliver a health programme 'Strike a Balance' to primary schools in the Manchester Area.
She has now worked for Manchester City's Community scheme 'City in the Community Foundation' for 4 years.
She also holds a FA Level 2 football qualification and is currently working towards gaining a FA Level 3 football email@example.com
Paul McCoy, Denton College Coordinator
Paul has now been working at CITC for nearly 3 years, he started off as a part time coach working on the disability programme and was given the opportunity to become a full time member of the team in June 2009.
Paul has worked on the award winning Strike a Balance programme and just recently become Denton College Coordinator delivering the ASDAN course.
Paul has really enjoyed his experience with CITC in which he describes as exciting being given the chance to work in other countries and delivering to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conrad Prendergast, Enterprise City Coordinator
Conrad Prendergast, started working for the club in 2010 as CITC's first Apprentice. His apprenticeship programme was a yearlong and during that time Conrad's job was to get an insight into what CITC involves and what it offers to the local community over the 4 different themes.
Once he had completed the apprenticeship, Conrad was offered a full time position at the club as an Enterprise Coordinator working in the Skills & Enterprise theme. Conrad has now experienced a lot and gained a vast knowledge from not just the club but the people who make the email@example.com
Lee Kelly, Cohesion Coordinator
Lee started with City in the Community as a volunteer coach back in September 2011 with a view to gain some experience and broaden his knowledge of football coaching.
He describes his journey that he has been as fantastic, the opportunity Lee was given enabled him to work on a wide spectrum of projects from disability to cohesion while also being involved in the soccer schools CITC deliver.
Lee would recommend the pathway he chose to anyone who is interested in trying to make a positive impact within the community or maybe just to improve their life skills.
Due to Lee's hard work and determination he has recently gained full time employment within CITC.firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Kelly, Disability Coordinator
Paul started with City in the Community as a casual member of the team working along side Daniel Landstrom on the schemes Disability programme. Paul is qualified in mainstream and disability football, he is also qualified in many other sports including rugby, handball and swimming in both areas. He runs the Manchester Marvels the biggest disability sports club in Manchester and he also runs a youth project in Wythenshawe which has up to 180 attendees each week which has won awards.
Paul is a Manchester Pride Award Winner for work in sport and a Manchester Ambassador for his work in email@example.com
Sam Brown, Aspirations Coordinator
Sam came to the scheme through City in the Community’s Success Through Sport programme 4 years ago. Through the programme Sam achieved his FA Level 1 in coaching. During his time with City in the Community, Sam became a volunteer and supported the CITC staff on several of the schemes projects. Sam gained employment within the scheme at the beginning of July 2012 as a casual coach; he then gained full time employment in August 2012 as the schemes Aspirations Coordinator.firstname.lastname@example.org