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Selhurst Park


Full name: Crystal Palace Football Club

Founded: 1905

Nickname: The Eagles

Ground: Selhurst Park

Opened: August 1924

Address: Whitehorse Lane, London, SE25 6PU

Capacity: 25,456

Club Staff

Steve Parish
David Blitzer
Joshua Harris

Chief Executive: Phil Alexander

Sporting Director: Dougie Freedman
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Assistant Manager: Ray Lewington
First-Team Coach: Steven Reid
Goalkeeping Coach: Dean Kiely
Club Doctor: Zaf Iqbal
Head Physio: Chris Morgan
Physiotherapist: Edward Richmond
Assistant Physiotherapist: John Stannard
Head of Sports Science & Strength & Conditioning: Scott Guyett
Sports Scientist/Assistant Performance Analyst: Michael Eglon
Rehabilitation Coach: Chris Petrie
Performance Coach: Alessandro Schoenmaker
Masseurs: Ian Evans & Mark Vine
Head Analyst: Ben Stevens
First-Team Performance Analyst: Robert Weaver
Head of Recruitment Analysis: Liam Sweeting
Player Liason Officer: Danny Young
Club Secretary: Christine Dowdeswell
Assistant Club Secretary: Karl Eccleston

General equiries:
Academy Director: Gary Issott 
Academy Performance Director: Steve Higham
Academy Administrator: Sharon Tomlin
Head Of Safeguarding: Marcus Puddephatt
Head of Education: Mick Shea
Academy Player Liaison: Ghassimu Sow
Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine: Ricky O’Donaghue
Academy Physiotherapist: Andrew Caton
Academy Doctor: Amir Pakraven 
Academy Lead Sport Scientist: Andy Hinks
Academy Lead Strength and Conditioning: Danny Campbell
Academy Sports Scientist: Arran Peck
Designated Safeguarding Officers: Mick Shea, Ricky O’Donaghue and Susan Jackson
Head of Coaching: David Muir
Coach Development: Geoff Noonan (FA)
Foundation Phase Lead Coach: Mark Newson
Academy Analysis: Dougie Wright
Head of Academy Recruitment: Colin Barnes 
Schoolboy Recruitment: Alex Garcev and Jamahl Jarrett
Academy Mindset: Paul McVeigh
Life Skills Co-ordinator: Susan Jackson 
U23s Manager: Richard Shaw
U23s Assistant Manager: Dave Reddington
U18s Head Coach: Paddy McCarthy
U18s Assistant Coach: Jack Mesure
U15s Head Coach: David Cooper 
U15s Assistant Coach: David Cooper, Darren Powell
U14s Head Coach: Rob Quinn
U14s Assistant Coach: Dougie Wright
U13s Head Coach: James Mullane 
U13s Assistant Coach: Stuart Jacob
U12s Head Coach: James Mullane
U12s Assistant Coach: Phil Hingston
U11s Head Coach: Mark Newson
U11s Assistant Coach: Tutu Henriques
U10s Head Coach: James Scott
U10s Assistant Coach: Michael Kamara
U9s Head Coach: Reece Parara
U9s Assistant Coach: Ghassimu Sow
Professional Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach: Gary Phillips
Youth Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach: Lee Heywood
Foundation Phase Goalkeeping Coach: Tomasz Krol
PA to the Directors: Alex Rusk
HR Officer: Karen Alford
HR & Safeguarding Administrator: Shannon Cadney
Head Of Ticketing: Paul McGowan
Ticketing Co-ordinator: Paul McLear
Disabled Liaison OfficerPam Groves
Ticket Office Co-ordinator: Daniel Blundell 
General Catering Manager: Kane Bridgman
Hospitality Catering Manager: Kristina Lukiceva
Event Sales Manager: Catherine Miaris
Retail Catering Manager: Jason Clark
Commercial Director: Barry Webber
Corporate Sales Manager: Chris Powlson
Business Development Managers: Chris Woods and Robin Campbell
Partnership Development ExecutiveAdam Chapman
Sponsorship Development Manager: Jack Johnstone
Account Manager: Liam Connery
Commercial Administrator: Holly Skegg
Consulting Marketing Director: Patrick Jubb 
Head of Content and Production: James Woodroof
Content Manager: Terry Byfield
Programme Editor: Jonathon Rogers
Social Media Manager: Samuel Jordan
Social Media Reporter: Alex Howell 
Media & PR Executive: Harriet Edkins
Executive Producer: Alan Ryan 
Cameramen & Editors: James Smith and Sean Webb  
Production Co-ordinator: Calum Gaughan 
Presenter/Producer: Chris Grierson
Membership Manager: Thomas McGuiness
Marketing Campaign Executives: Matt Franks and Henry Walmsley 
Graphic Designers: Billy Cooke and Luke Thomas
Head Of Consumer Sales: Mike Pink
Retail Operations Manager: Foz Bowers
Retail Buyer: David Wallington
Stadium Store:
Operations Director: Peter Swordy
Stadium Manager: Kevin Corner
Head of Customer Service & Supporter Liaison Officer: Sharon Lacey
Stewarding Manager: Jackie Hayward 
Administrator: Nicola Gibbons
Head Of Finance: Hari Jani  
Financial Controller: Neil Condie 
Finance Manager: Ben Mariam
Purchase Ledger: Vikki Ward and Lynne Williams
Credit Controller: Frank Collman
Finance Executives: Guy Murphy and John Langan


Head of Ground & Estate: Bruce Elliott
Head Groundsman: Gareth Read 
Ground Staff: Dean Waters, Dan Fido, Paul Gillard, Adrian Hanif and Charlie Buck

Head of Legal: Claire Grayston

Maintenance Assistant: Dave Price
Maintenance Assistant (Training Ground): Doug Terry

Reception Manager: Sandra West
Receptionist: Tanya Cadney  
Receptionist: Ayesha Kurdi

Head Of Safeguarding: Marcus Puddephatt 

Foundation CEO: Mike Summers
Head of Foundation: Donald Forde
Director: Sports Development: Gary Mulcahey
Director: Community Development: Soye Briggs
Business Manager/Management Accountant: Appan Balaguru
Quality Assurance & Compliance Executive: Duncan Robinson
Administrative Officer: 
Finance Assistant: Jenny Bucknal
Communications Officer: Grace Cullen 
Community Development Manager: Adina Bennett
Community Development Officer: John Patrick and Jamie Broughton
Health Coordinator: Bethany Towle
Sports Development Manager: Rob Perrett
Sports Development Officer: Roxanne Bennett
Sports Development Officer: Stuart Jacob
PE & School Sport Manager: Paul Mitchell
PE & School Sport Officer: Sam Bacon
Healthy Lifestyles Officer:Chase Hill
Education, Training & Employment Manager: Susan Patterson-Smith
Research Administration Apprentice: Sophie Wheeler
Disability Manager: Michael Harrington
Disability Officer: Julian Lawless
Full-time coaches: Wesley Tracey, Chris Green, Michael Lacey, Gideon Jackson, James Jenden, Marcus Bernard, Michael Cleary, Richard Gent, Roxcy Clottey, Simon Hall, Tomasz Krol, Tom Pearson-Fletcher, Tutu Henriques.

Press and Media Information

Media CentreCPFC Media Team Contact Details

Post: 57-59 Beak Street, London. W1F 9SL

Telephone: 020 8768 6020


Press conferences

Pre-match press conferences take place at the club’s training ground ahead of all first-team matches. Notification of exact dates and times will be sent out to those on our media email circulation list. Please contact us if your organisation wish to be added to this list.

The venue for the press conferences is either at Selhurst Park (SE25 6PU) or our Beckenham Training Ground (BR3 1RJ).

Attendees should not arrive prior to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time, and advance notice of attendance must be given on reply email.

Matchday Media Accreditation

All journalists and photographers should apply for their passes for league and cup matches through Dataco. No other form of application can be accepted by the club.

To apply for accreditation to under-23 or academy matches, contact us.

Interview Requests

Any media that would like to request interviews with players and management can contact us, giving enough notice to cover deadlines that you are attempting to achieve.

Please note that due to the large number of requests we receive and obligations to rights holders that we need to fulfill, not all requests will be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Monday to Friday:
Club reception: 8.30am - 5pm
Club shop: 9am - 5.30pm
Box office: 8.30am - 5pm

Saturday - Home Matchdays:
Club reception: 9am until 30mins after full-time
Club shop: 9am until kick-off and then 60mins after full-time
Box office: 9am until kick-off and half an hour after full-time

Saturday - Away Matchdays:
Club reception: Closed
Club shop: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Box office: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Crystal Palace Football Club Academy does not hold open trial dates. We have a large scouting network with scouts watching games and tournaments in and around London.

This is our main source of recruiting young and talented players. Our scouts are watching, school, county, regional and district games and tournaments across all age groups.

If the scout feels that the player has shown potential to play at Academy level, an approach will be made to the manager of your club or school as well as your parents and you will be invited in for a trial with Crystal Palace Football Club.

The club receive a number of requests for free merchandise - e.g. souvenirs, keyrings, posters etc but please note no merchandise is sent complimentary. All items can be purchased via the online shop.

The club receive hundreds of requests of this nature and we endeavour to help as many good causes as possible, but unfortunately we are unable to grant every request we receive.

To request a charitable donation from us, please download and complete the application form here.

Please note that, due to the volume of requests we receive, your event must be held in the Greater London area.

The club accept requests for appearances by our players at local events but at least four weeks notice must be given and no guarantee is possible with regards to specific players.

All requests should be sent in the appropriate time frame here and will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Crystal Palace Football Club offers work experience opportunities to students between the ages of 14-16 years, and for a period of 1-2 weeks; dependent on availability.

For more information, please click here.

Spectators need to show their Season Ticket or Membership card at the gate to gain entry. No other fans can access these games.

Crystal Palace Stadium Tours are currently in development. To register your interest and be added to our database to receive information around the launch time, please email

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