The manager, assistant manager and first team coach have their say ahead of the start of the Middlesex County Football League season.
Previous clubs (as player): Clapton FC, London Apsa, Potters Bar, Enfield 1893
Qualifications: FA level 2.
Honours: 2010/11 Essex Senior League Winner with Enfield 1893, 2015/16 Gordon Brasted Trophy winner with Clapton FC.
“After a long pre-season, with the league starting later than I’m used to, it’s our first competitive game and the whole club are looking forward to it. It’s been a manic few weeks but it’s good to finally get down to business.
“All the hard work being done behind the scenes has led us to this point so a big pat on the back for all those who have contributed so far.
Role: Assistant manager
Previous clubs (as player): Leyton Orient, Redbridge Forest, Bishops Stortford and Cheshunt
Coaching career: started after hanging by boots up at 37 with Ascot United. Then was assistant manager at Clapton FC and Leyton Orient Ladies. Currently manager of Spurs Ladies Under 10s . Also undertaken youth development roles
Honours: Represented the British Army at Football.
“I can’t wait to start! Been an amazing journey to get to this point. Had a good and long preseason and the lads have improved each week.
“It’s a great dressing room and the lads genuinely get along and are gelling into a great squad. Onwards to Saturday and then the cups!”
Role: Player/first team coach
Previous clubs (as coach): Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme, Leyton Orient Advanced Soccer School , West Green United FC, Precision Sports FC, West Ham United Foundation.
Qualifications: UEFA B license coach and Futsal coach.
“I’m excited about our new adventure in our first season together as CCFC but at the same time I am nervous about the playing our first competitive game and seeing how we will cope with the challenge ahead as a new team.
“We have a good bunch of players, seeing them grow together as a team week by week, on and off the pitch, has been amazing to witness.
“We are slowly starting to gel and becoming a fearsome team who play good football.”