Club Chairman – Martin Hillerby
Our Club Chairman is Martin Hillerby. Martin joined the Club in the summer of 2001 when his son joined the U12’s at the time. Martin joined the Committee that year and became Chairman in the January of 2007. During Martin’s 12 years with the Club he has taken 2 of our Junior Team’s through the age groups the last of which resulted in the formation of our 1st Team once they reached U18’s.
Vice Chairman & Child Welfare Officer: Gary Sudron
Our Club Vice Chairman is Gary Sudron. Gary joined the Club in the summer of 1995 when his son joined the U8’s at the time. Gary is the longest serving member of the Club and is also Stockton Town’s most highly qualified Coach having passed his UEFA “B” qualification. Gary has been through the junior set up within the Club on 2 occasions and also set up the Club’s senior team. Gary is one of the Club’s Child Welfare Officers. Gary is also one half of the infamous Bonky & Suddy double act seen at many of our social functions.
Club Secretary – Graham Lipthorpe
Executive Officer – Wayne Dennis
Wayne joined STFC in the summer of 2003, when his son played for the U8’s. Wayne became involved in his son’s team after completing his coaching qualifications, he progressed to team manager within the same year. He took this successful Junior Team at Stockton Town from Mini Soccer through to U18’s. Wayne’s dedication evolved by him volunteering to become part of the clubs Executive Committee in 2012. After joining the Committee, Wayne has contributed as Junior Football Coordinator and more recently, he has been tasked with overseeing Social Fundraising Events and as Website Coordinator.
Executive Officer – Chris Moody
Executive Officer – Mark Scott
Football Development Officer – Paul Midgley
Our Football Development Officer is Paul Midgley who also manages the U15’s and is the Assistant Manager / Coach of the U18’s. Paul has been at the Club for just over 2 years in this role. Paul’s abilities as a Coach have been recognised by Durham FA that saw Paul finish as Runner Up in their Coach of the Year category for the 2013/14 season. Paul has also worked within Middlesbrough FC’s Academy and has many contacts at Newcastle Utd, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Leeds and York as well. Paul is responsible within the Club for Team, Manager, Coach and Player development.
Commercial Manager – Craig Higgins
The Club’s Commercial Manager is Craig Higgins who has fulfilled this role for 5 years now. Craig was previously Vice Chairman of the Club and managed a very successful junior team at Stockton Town from Mini Soccer through to U18’s. Craig is a qualified Level 2 Coach and has a lot of knowledge in just about every aspect of running a Football Club such as ours. One of Craig’s major influences within the Club is our hugely successful Annual Sportsman’s Dinner that Craig has been the primary focal point during recent years.