Kevin Watson
Manager
Kevin was appointed Manager of Stortford in March 2017. He started his career as a trainee with Tottenham Hotspur and scored his only goal for the Spurs on his debut in a League Cup tie against Brentford. A midfield player he went on loan to several clubs before he signed in 1996 for Swindon Town. Kevin then played for Rotherham United, where he made over 100 appearances, Reading and Colchester United playing for the latter club from 2004 until 2008 and also making over 100 appearances. During the 2015/2016 season Kevin was appointed the Assistant Manager at Stevenage whilst Teddy Sheringham was the Manager. Then in August 2016 Kevin was the Assistant Manager at Eastleigh.
Mark Hughes
Player/Coach
Mark is a very experienced midfielder who has joined Kevin Watson’s team for the new season and made his Blues debut on the opening day of the season at Tiverton Town. He started his career at Tottenham Hotspur progressing through the Spurs’ youth system and breaking into the reserve side. Midway through the 2003/2004 season he was loaned to Oldham Athletic and was quickly signed on permanently. Mark scored his first goal professionally in a 4-3 win over Bristol City. He had a short spell on loan with non-league Thurrock but was soon back in the Football League with Chesterfield. Mark had spells with Stevenage Borough and Chester City where he was a regular team member for 18 months. He then moved to Barnet where he played over 100 matches and he scored the goal that kept Barnet in the League at the end of the 2011/12 season netting the winner in a 2-1 victory over Burton Albion that relegated Hereford United to the Football Conference. Mark then played for Eastleigh before having 3 seasons with Chelmsford City where he was captain and last season was playing for Eastbourne Borough. Mark played twice for Northern Ireland in 2006 collecting full caps on a tour of America against Rumania and Uruguay.

Colin Taylor
Therapist
Colin has been the main Therapist at the ProKit UK Stadium for many seasons and has not missed a first team competitive or non-competitive match is the last six years. Colin has taken extensive training to ensure he maintains a high level of knowledge in the field of injury treatment and player recuperation.

Harry Voss
Goalkeeper
20 year-old former Tottenham Hotspur stopper who joined Stortford in December 2016 made his debut in the Boxing Day fixture versus Chelmsford City. Whilst at Spurs he featured in their under 21 side helping them win the Premier U18 Champions Cup and the IMG Cup in Florida in 2014/15. He spent time on loan with League 2 outfit Stevenage ahead of the switch to Stortford. Harry made 16 appearances between the sticks last season for the Blues. He is currently on loan with Northwood.
Tyler McCarthy
Goalkeeper
He recently arrived at the ProKit (UK) Stadium making his Blues debut in a Hertfordshire Charity Cup tie against Cheshunt in August. Tyler was originally with the Dagenham & Redbridge Academy and also the Maidstone United Academy. He also made representative appearances for the Kent County FA Youth team. Last season he had spells with Thamesmead Town and Great Wakering Rovers and was with Herne Bay in close season before signing for Stortford.

George Casey
Defender
George is a new signing in the close season and made his Blues debut in the first match of the campaign at Tiverton Town. He was originally with Stevenage on an Academy Scholarship and signed his first professional contract for the Boro in May 2015. During the 2015/2016 season he was loaned out to Chesham United where he helped them beat Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup, and then loaned to St Neots Town. After leaving Stevenage George signed for St Albans City at the start of last season and played against the Blues in both league fixtures last term.
Aaron Tumwa
Defender
Another new player this season, Aaron started his career with Watford in 2011. During the 2011/2012 season he was loaned to Harrow Borough and then signed a professional contract in the summer of 2012. During the following season he was again loaned out this time to Wealdstone. Aaron was released by Watford in the summer of 2013 and subsequently joined Blackburn Rovers playing for their development team. He was released by the Ewood Park club in the summer of 2014 and signed for Farnborough soon afterwards. The following year he moved on to Bromley and was with the south London club in the 2015/16 season which included a brief loan spell at Hayes & Yeading. Aaron then signed for Margate and was with that club in the Vanarama National League South last season. He is an Antigua & Barbuda international and has made 8 appearances for his country and scored a goal. Aaron made his international debut in November 2014 against Haiti. His debut for Stortford was in the opening fixture at Tiverton Town.

Priestley Farquharson
Defender
20 year-old Priestley represents England at beach soccer and has played over 50 internationals and netted over ten goals. He joined the Blues in August making his debut in the first home match of the season against King’s Lynn Town. He captained the Brunel University soccer team and had a short spell with Hayes & Yeading last season as well as trialling with Bristol Rovers in the summer. A central defender he has joined Stortford on loan from Billericay Town.

Joe Robinson
Defender
Joe originally joined Ipswich Town as a 12 year-old and progressed through the Tractor Boys’ youth set-up captaining both the under 18 and under 21 teams. He made his senior debut in a 2-1 defeat FA Cup defeat at Portsmouth. In February 2016 Joe went on loan to Woking and has also had loan spells more recently at Boston United and St Albans City. His Blues debut was in the first game of the season at Tiverton Town.

Marvel Ekpiteta
Defender
A versatile defender, Marvel returned to Stortford in the summer having joined the Blues originally in September last year from Chelmsford City. He made his debut that month against Margate. Alongside his twin brother Marvin he began his career at Oxford United before moving to Stevenage. He had a brief stint with AFC Hayes before linking up with Chelmsford City during the 2015/2016 campaign. Marvel left Stortford before last Christmas after making 11 appearances and signed for Vanarama National League South club East Thurrock United and was part of their squad that reached the Essex Senior Cup Final last term.
Ricky Spriggs
Defender
A newcomer for this season, Ricky started his football career with Halstead Town before joining Chelmsford City and playing for their reserve side. He signed for AFC Sudbury in October 2013 and a few months later signed dual registration forms with FC Clacton. Ricky then went on to have spells with Heybridge Swifts, Haverhill Rovers and Witham Town. He then returned to Thurlow Nunn Division 1 side Halstead Town and was with them last season before signing for Holland FC in the same League and finishing the campaign with that club. His first game for the Blues was when he came on as a half-time substitute in the home match versus Weymouth in August and he netted his first goal in a Hertfordshire Charity Cup tie against Cheshunt.

Ryan Richefond
Midfielder
21 year-old Ryan signed for the Blues late last season making his debut for the club in an away fixture at Weston-Super-Mare in April and went on to make a total of 6 appearances. He started with Crawley Town and after captaining the League 2 side’s Youth side he signed a one-year professional contract in April 2014. Ryan made his first team debut in September 2014 coming on as a substitute against Cambridge United in a Football League Trophy tie. He joined Leatherhead on loan in February 2015 but was released by Crawley Town in July 2015. Ryan then played for Loxwood in the Southern Counties League followed by a spell at Worthing. He then joined Grays Athletic in March 2016 and was with that club at the start of last season before signing for Margate and then the Blues.
Zak Guerfi
Midfielder
A young midfielder who has impressed in pre-season for the Blues Zak has played at all age levels for Stevenage and towards the end of last season had a spell with Bedford Town on work experience. Zak has also played internationally at Youth level for Tunisia. He made his Blues debut in the first match of the season at Tiverton Town.

Jordan Westcott
Midfielder
21 year-old Jordan impressed in pre-season with his local side. He was an outstanding player through the age groups in the Stortford Community side set-up and has had a number of trials with professional clubs. Most of last season was spent with local Essex Senior League side Takeley with whom he made over 40 appearances. Jordan made his Blues debut coming on as a substitute away at Tiverton Town.

Joe Maybanks
Midfielder
Another new arrival at Stortford, Joe was previously with the Braintree Town Academy for three years. During his time with the Iron he had loan spells at Bury Town and AFC Sudbury. Whilst with Sudbury he was part of the squad that won the Ryman Division 1 North League title in the 2015/16 campaign. Joe made his Blues debut coming on as a substitute in a league fixture at Banbury in August.

Jack Thomas
Midfielder
Jack has spent two seasons with the Blues Academy set-up and last season gained valuable experience of senior football with Sawbridgeworth Town in the Essex Senior League.
Calvin Ekpiteta
Midfielder
Calvin is a new signing and a player who has had an excellent pre-season at the ProKit (UK) Stadium. He was a member of Dartford’s Youth team squad that went on a great run in the FA Youth Cup in the 2013/14 season before losing to Chelsea. More recently he has played for Fisher FC in the Southern Counties East Football League and then last season for Grays Athletic. He is a cousin of Marvel Ekpiteta. His debut for the Blues was made against King’s Lynn Town in the first home match of the season and he scored his first goal for the club against Cheshunt in a Hertfordshire Charity Cup tie.

Dipo Akinyemi
Striker
Signed on loan from Stevenage, striker Dipo began his football with Potters Bar Town in 2014. He signed professional terms with Stevenage in the summer of 2015 and made his debut in the opening match of the 2015/2016 season, a 0-2 defeat at home to Notts County. Dipo netted his first professional goal a week later in a 2-2 draw at Newport County. Later that campaign he was loaned to Aldershot Town, St Neots Town and Dulwich Hamlet. At the start of last season Dipo joined St Albans City on loan making over 20 appearances and netting 5 goals. In December he was loaned to Billericay Town and in January this year was again with Dulwich Hamlet scoring 10 goals in all competitions. Dipo’s debut for Stortford was in the opening match of the campaign at Tiverton Town.
Jason Williams
Striker
A 21 year-old striker, Jason began his career with Southend United and made his first team debut as a substitute on 15th February 2014 in a 3-2 defeat to Exeter City. In October 2014 he joined Chelmsford City on loan and had a further spell on loan with the Clarets as well as Welling United. More recently Jason had loan spells at Boreham Wood and Concord Rangers. He joined the Blues in close season making his debut on the opening day at Tiverton Town and scored four goals in his first four matches for Stortford.

Christian Owusu
Striker
Christian joined Stortford in the summer making several appearances in pre-season matches. He has previous senior experience at Histon. His first match for the Blues was at Tiverton Town on the opening day of the season when coming on as a substitute.
Darren Foxley
Striker
Darren started his football career in Dagenham & Redbridge’s Academy set-up. He then had spells with Barkingside and Soham Town Rangers before signing, earlier this year, for Cambridge City. He made his Stortford debut in the opening match of the campaign away at Tiverton Town and netted two goals in his first three games.