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 eight years. Colin has taken extensive training to ensure he maintains a high level of knowledge in the field of injury treatment and player recuperation.

Calum Kitscha
Goalkeeper
Calum was signed by Stortford towards the end of February and made his debut in the home fixture against Frome Town. The Blues were Calum’s first senior club as he was in the Community club set-up before playing a number of matches for the reserve side in the Capital League in the 2010/11 season. He then joined Histon, in the National League South, and was with the Cambridge side for three seasons clocking up over 60 appearances. Calum then joined Hayes & Yeading also in the National South at the start of the 2014/15 term. In October 2014 Calum made his one appearance for the England C national side when he played in a 2-0 defeat by Turkey in Istanbul. In July 2015 he joined National League side Cheltenham Town and made his debut for them in a FA Trophy tie against Chelmsford City. After helping the Robins gain promotion into the EFL Calum signed a new one-year deal in June 2016 and made his Football League debut during an EFL Trophy tie against Blackpool. Whilst at Cheltenham he had a spell on loan at Worcester City. He left Cheltenham at the end of last season upon the expiry of his contract and signed for Welling United in November. More recently he has played a few matches for Hoddesdon Town in the Spartan South Midland League.
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.

Luke Sheldrick
Goalkeeper
Signed on dual registration forms with Bostik Premier League side Wingate & Finchley. Luke made his Stortford debut in the 1-1 home draw with Chesham United earlier this month. An Australian, he played in the A League for Sydney Olympic. Since coming over to the UK he has been with Tottenham Hotspur and has been goalkeeping coach to their Ladies team. Last season Luke was with Wealdstone and was in their side that lost 2-1 to Ashford Town (Middlesex) in the Middlesex Charity Cup Final.

George Casey
Defender
George was 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.
Tom Clifford
Defender
Signed on work experience loan from Southend United in early December, Tom made excellent debut for the Blues by scoring in his opening match that was a 4-2 victory over Slough Town. Tom played in various age groups for the Shrimpers and two days before signing for Stortford scored the under 23s’ last goal in a 4-0 victory over Swindon Town’s under 23s.

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 and his first goal at home to Tiverton Town in October.

Marvel Ekpiteta
Defender
A versatile defender, Marvel returned to Stortford in the summer having joined the Blues originally in September 2016 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 Christmas 2016 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. He netted his first Blues goal on Boxing Day in a league match at Biggleswade Town.

Max Brassington
Max made his senior debut for Stortford in a Herts Senior Cup tie away at Hitchin Town in early December. He had earlier this season played in every tie of the under 18s great run in the FA Youth Cup. Max spent seven years in the Colchester United youth set-up and also a spell in Cambridge United’s youth set-up.
Jamie Riley
Defender
An 18 year old who is in his first year with the Blues Academy Jamie has performed strongly this season and has impressed boss Kevin Watson so much that he has now signed Evo Stik League South forms. He was an unused substitute in the away fixture at Hereford in early February.

Frankie Oatham
Defender
Now in his second year with the Club’s Academy side, Frankie has skippered the team and has gone forward from his central defender role to score a number of goals. He has played regularly this term for local Essex Senior Leaguers Takeley and at the start of February signed senior forms for the Blues and made his debut coming on as a substitute in the away match in early February at Hereford.
Chad Cruse
Defender
Signed on senior forms in January, Chad is in his second year at the Blues Academy set-up. In the first year he played in midfield but this term has been successfully playing in the left back role. He was called up for the first team for the home fixture versus Banbury United and was an unused substitute in that match and then made his debut away at Hereford when he was in the starting line-up.

Darren Foxley
Midfielder
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 and has been virtually ever present in the side this term.
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 in the first match of the campaign and scored his first goal netting a late equaliser against Farnborough in November.

Jack Thomas
Midfielder
Jack 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. He made his Blues first team debut in a Hertfordshire Charity Cup Semi-Final tie against Hitchin Town in mid September and has been a major influence in the Blues midfield since then.

Freddie Oakman
Midfielder
Freddie is another member of the club’s under 18s squad that reached the 2nd round of the FA Youth Cup. Freddie was signed on Evo Stik South forms in mid November and was an unused substitute against Farnborough that month. He made his first team debut when coming on as a substitute in a home match against Banbury United in January.

Joe Ryan
Midfielder
Joe made his first team debut against Hitchin Town in a Herts Senior Cup tie in early December. He is a son of former Stortford player Pat Ryan and was with the club’s Academy set-up four years ago. Since then Joe has played for Royston Town and Essex Senior Leaguers Takeley before rejoining the club this season and playing for the Development side.
Dean Ager
Midfielder
An attacking midfielder, Dean made a spectacular debut for the Blues when he came off the bench at half-time in a home match against Dunstable in late November and within three minutes had netted a great goal from distance. He is with Stortford on a work experience loan from Colchester United and had first come to manager Kevin Watson’s attention when netting two goals in the Us 5-0 defeat of the Blues under 18s in the 2nd round of the FA Youth Cup. Dean also scored twice against Cheshunt in the FA Youth Cup 1st round. He first played for Colchester’s under 10s and has played at all age levels and made some appearances in their under 23 side this season.

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 and his first Blues goal was at Dunstable in a 5-0 victory in September.
Jamie Cureton
Striker
A former Premiership striker, Jamie joined from Farnborough and made his Blues debut in the New Years Day fixture at home to Royston Town. In a long and varied career he started at Norwich City making his senior debut against Everton in November 1994 and scoring his first senior goal when finding the net versus Chelsea the next month. He has gone on to play for Bristol Rovers, Reading, Queens Park Rangers, Swindon, Colchester United, Exeter City, Leyton Orient and Cheltenham Town and in non-league Dagenham & Redbridge, Eastleigh and St Albans City as well as Farnborough. Last June he was part of the England team that won the Veterans World Cup
in Thailand and he was the star performer scoring in every tie including the 2-0 Final victory over Iran. Jamie is employed as an Academy coach at the Arsenal with the under 15s and under 16s. Jamie scored his first goal for Stortford in a 1-1 draw at Weymouth in early January and has now netted over 300 league goals in his career.

Callum Jones
Striker
Like Dean Ager, Callum joined the Blues on a work experience from Colchester United and like him has played an important part in the U’s fine FA Youth Cup run this season. He also netted two goals versus Stortford in the 2nd round and scored the second goal in the 2-0 defeat of Milton Keynes Dons in the 4th round and provided an assist for the first goal. Callum also began at Colchester with the under 10s and has played at all age levels scoring 33 goals in the 29 matches with the under 16s and also has skippered the youth side. Callum signed loan forms for Stortford in January and made his Blues debut coming on as a substitute in a league match away at Chesham United.
Callum Taylor
Striker
Signed first team registration forms in late October and made his first team debut almost straightaway in the away league fixture at King’s Lynn Town when coming on as a substitute. Callum has played an important role, scoring a couple of goals, with the club’s youth team that had a fine run into the 2nd round proper of the FA Youth Cup. He netted his first senior goal at Stratford Town in November.

Alfie Mason
Striker
Alfie is another member of the successful under 18s side that fought their way through to play Colchester United in the 2nd round proper of the FA Youth. He scored twice in extra time when Stortford beat Boreham Wood in the 1st round. Alfie made his Blues senior debut when coming on as a substitute against Kings Langley in November. He had a short spell at Thurlow Nunn Eastern Leaguers Coggeshall Town in the early part of the New Year.