Full Time Head Coach
Gareth has been playing soccer for over 22 years and along the way has been fortunate enough to play at a high level whilst becoming a student of the game. A district and county captain from an early age Gareth went on trial to numerous Barclay’s Premier League and Football League clubs before joining the Port Vale FC Academy at 12. On reaching the school leaving age of 16 Gareth was signed by Port Vale as an apprentice and completed a two year contract, being released following injury at 18. Moving into education and semi-pro football Gareth completed a Degree in Physical Education becoming the first football player at the University of Wolverhampton to receive a scholarship whilst also competing in the Northern Premier with Halesowen Town. At this time he began his coaching career with Walsall F.C. in League One.