John is currently playing centre back for Hyde United working closely with our other Academy Director David Mcgurk.

He graduated from the Huddersfield Town Academy before making his debut in 2003. In his career, he has made over 300 appearances and has also played for Hereford United, Port Vale, York City, Macclesfield Town and Mansfield Town. During this time, he has won 4 player of the year awards and 3 promotions from League 2 to League 1. He appeared at Wembley in the FA Trophy Final for Macclesfield in 2017.

John is a highly motivated individual who, alongside his playing career, has undertaken his FA coaching qualifications and gained valuable coaching experience at both Port Vale and Huddersfield Town academies. He is a qualified UEFA B licence coach.

In addition to this John has recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a 1st class BSc (hons) Sports Science degree and is set to start an MSc Sports Performance Coaching degree at Stirling University in September 2014.