Ormiston NEW Academy

Excellence through Endeavour

FA Coaching Staff

Football Academy Director – Richard Forsyth

Richard Forsyth is an ex professional footballer who amassed over 250 Football League appearances with Birmingham City, Stoke City, Blackpool, Peterborough United and Cheltenham Town. Alongside his 20 years of playing experience Richard is a UEFA B qualified coach and spent a number of years coaching at Wolverhampton Wanderers. In addition to this he has obtained a BA degree in Physical Education where he been teaching for over 10 years. Richard is currently AFC Wulfrunians first team manager where the philosophy is to nurture and trust in young players which has also provided a pathway for any outstanding players from the academy to be selected for first team duties, this gives players an incentive to improve and make their way into men’s football.

Academy Development Coach – George Forsyth

George Forsyth is a current semi-professional footballer for Worcester City formerly of Wolverhampton Wanderers and most recently Kidderminster Harriers. Alongside playing, George is a Level 2 qualified coach awaiting to undertake his UEFA B coaching badge. Having recently been involved in the academy system George understands what challenges young adults between the ages of 16-19 are facing.