Meet the Blues – the management

steve-smithSTEVE SMITH – Joint Manager
Steve became joint 1st Team Manager on the resignation of Adam Flint last September. Has had previous experience in charge with Stortford a couple of seasons ago and also had a spells in charge with Chelmsford City and Heybridge Swifts.

jc1JAMIE CURETON – Joint Manager/Striker
A former Premiership striker, Jamie joined from Farnborough in January 2018 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.
An England youth international, 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. He was part of the England team that won the Veterans World Cup in in Thailand in June 2017 and he was the star performer scoring in every tie including the 2-0 final victory over Iran.
jc hattrickJamie 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 2018. He was appointed joint Manager with Steve Smith last September. In the last campaign he was awarded the Bostik League “Goalden Boot” as the top goalscorer in the Premier Division. Jamie also won the Stortford player-of-the-year award. He made his 1000th senior club appearance in the 3-2 home win against Brightlingsea Regent on Easter Monday, netting twice, and has scored over 360 goals in senior football. Cureton had made 64 appearances and scored 34 goals for Stortford by the end of last season.

JIM DUGGAN – Assistant Coach
Jim played locally for a number of clubs including Harlow Town and Sawbridgeworth before taking up coaching with various clubs – grass-roots and professional. In the professional game he has coached alongside current Leyton Orient boss, Ross Embleton, at the youth set-ups at Stevenage, Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City Jim also coached at Essex Senior League side Takeley with the reserves and first team. He co-managed the Blues’ Academy and was involved with the community club set-ups for over a dozen years until the present and two seasons ago Jim became associated with the first team as well when Kevin Watson was manager.

Colin has been the main Therapist at the ProKit UK Stadium for many seasons and has hardly missed a first team competitive or non-competitive match is the last ten years.

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