FC Lakeside Under 7’s – Academy

Under 7 Manager: Craig Ashby

Craig started out with FC Lakeside helping Tim Stokes (head of the academy) with the under 5’s in 2014. He then took on the role of head coach for the under 5’s in 2015 when his son started playing and now manages the under 6’s. Originally from Oxfordshire Craig has lived in Cheltenham for 15 years and is happily married to Tracy with two children (Gracie & Riley). Craig holds a valid DBS certificate.

Under 7 Coach: James Vercesi

James has now officially retired from 18 years playing Semi- Professional football in both London and locally for Bishops Cleeve and Evesham United.  He has made a move into coaching and enjoys kicking the ball around with the youngsters on Saturday mornings. James moved to Cheltenham in 1998 to study Business Management and soon after left to enjoy a few years working and playing football in London .  Having moved back to Cheltenham in 2005 he is now very settled in the area with his wife and 2 children.

Under 7 Coach: Chris Keene