Gary and Sophie

New Staff at Huntingdonshire FA

The Huntingdonshire FA welcomes Gary Marheineke and Sophie Mullett to the team.

Gary joins the Hunts FA as the new Football Development Officer, having spent three years as an FA Skills Coach for Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, where he worked in Schools across both counties to upskill teachers in the delivery of football during PE and support the development of grassroots coaches, as well as organising half term and after school football activities for children aged 5-11. 

Gary Said “I am really excited to join the Hunts FA; they have a great team and are doing fantastic work for football in the county. I am looking forward to growing on the great success of the Football Development Team and look forward to developing projects for more players to access and enjoy playing football at all levels of the game”.

Gary will be working to double female participation in football across Huntingdon, delivering programme to retain and grow participation in youth football as well as supporting Coach Education through Licensed Coaches Events and the Huntingdonshire FA Coaches Academy.

Sophie also joins Huntingdonshire FA as our Football Services Officer. Sophie has spent two years as a Sports Enrichment Officer after graduating from Nottingham Trent University, working to implement a large sports enrichment programme within secondary academies. She has a wide variety of experience in football having played for over ten years and has begun playing and promoting futsal in her local area, enhancing opportunities for people to participate in the sport.

 She said “I am really happy to be joining Hunts FA. I am excited for a new challenge and to add to the foundations already in place here. I am very passionate about continuing to improve the opportunities available for players and coaches in the area to maintain the growth of the game.”

 As Football Services Officer Sophie will take the lead Marketing Hunts FA through Social Media and, administer the Cambridgeshire Schools FA competitions, manage Charter Standard Health Checks and support Coach Education and Governance.

 You can send Gary and Sophie your welcome messages by tweeting us with “#WelcomeGary” “#WelcomeSophie”