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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: 25,486

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: Dave Reddington
Goalkeeping Coach: Dean Kiely
Club Doctor: Zaf Iqbal
Head Physio: Ed Richmond
First-Team Physiotherapists: Ricky O’Donaghue & Sam Townsley
Assistant Physiotherapist: John Stannard
Head of Sports Science & Strength & Conditioning: Scott Guyett
Sports Scientist/Assistant Performance Analyst: Michael Eglon
Rehabilitation Coach: Chris Petrie
Masseurs: Ian Evans & Mark Vine
Head of Recruitment & Performance Analysis: Ben Stevens
First-Team Performance Analysts: Robert Weaver & Tom Johnson
Player Liason Officer: Danny Young
Club Secretary: Christine Dowdeswell
Assistant Club Secretary: Karl Eccleston

General equiries:
Academy Director: Gary Issott 
Head of Academy Operations & Performance: Steve Hetzke 
Academy Administrator: Leanne Hides
Head Of Safeguarding: Marcus Puddephatt
Head of Education: Martin Prickett
Academy Player Liaison: Ghassimu Sow
Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine: Andrew Caton
Academy Physiotherapist: Luis Ferreira
Academy Doctor: Amir Pakraven 
Academy Lead Sport Scientist: Andy Hinks
Academy Lead Strength and Conditioning: Tobias Drake
Academy Sports Scientist: 
Designated Safeguarding Officers: Marcus Puddephatt & Elma Gredelj
Coach Development: Geoff Noonan (FA)
Foundation Phase Lead Coach: Phil Hingston
Academy Analysis: Dougie Wright
Head of Academy Recruitment: Colin Barnes 
Schoolboy Recruitment: Wes Awad and Jamahl Jarrett
Life Skills Co-ordinator: Susan Jackson 
U23s Manager: Richard Shaw
U23s Assistant Interim Manager: Darren Powell 
U18s Head Coach: Paddy McCarthy
U18s Assistant Coach: Gary Issott
U16s Head Coach: Rob Quinn
U16s Assistant Coach: David Cooper
U15s Head Coach: Darren Powell 
U15s Assistant Coach: Lee Protheroe
U14s Head Coach: Mark Newson 
U14s Assistant Coach: Josh Bednash
U13s Head Coach: Joe Antonelli
U13s Assistant Coach: Azeez Akinbolu
U12s Head Coach: Dereck Bradley
U12s Assistant Coach: Michael Kamara 
U11s Head Coach: Phil Hingston 
U11s Assistant Coach: Robert Jones 
U10s Head Coach: Leigh Begam 
U10s Assistant Coach: Nathan Daly 
U9s Head Coach: Ghassimu Sow 
U9s Assistant Coach: Sebastian Montero
Professional Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach: Gary Phillips
Youth Development Phase Lead Coach: Mark Newson 
Youth Development Phase Goalkeeping Coach: Lee Heywood
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
Disability Liaison OfficerPam Groves
Ticket Office Co-ordinator: Daniel Blundell 
Director of Hospitality: Lyndora Goodger
Hospitality Catering Manager: Kristina Lukiceva
Compliance & Special Projects Manager: Holly Kellner
Executive Chef: Julien Maisonneuve
Commercial Director: Barry Webber
Deputy Co-Head of Commercial (Premium & Non-Matchday): Chris Woods
Deputy Co-Head of Commercial (Partnerships)Adam Chapman
Partnership Manager: Robin Campbell
Sponsorship Consultant: Stephen Freear
Account Manager: Liam Connery
Premium Sales: Charlotte Carter
Events Sales Manager: Holly Britton
Events Coordinator: Niamh Elstone 
Head of Content & Production: James Woodroof
Production Manager: Terry Byfield
Programme Editor & Club Journalist: Dan Blazer
Trainee Club Journalist: Ben Mountain 
Social Media Reporter: Alex Howell 
Palace TV Presenter/Producer: Chris Grierson
Palace TV Cameramen & Editors: Dominic Mortimer and Sean Webb
Press Officer: Harriet Edkins
Head of CRM & Campaigns: Thomas McGuiness
Marketing Campaign Manager: Matt Franks
Marketing Campaign Executive: 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: Sharon Lacey
Head of Health & Safety: Sarah Lemon 
Stadium Manager: Kevin Corner
Supporter Liaison Officer: Nicola Gibbons 
Stewarding Manager: Jackie Hayward

Chief Financial Officer: Sean O’Loughlin
Financial Controller: Neil Condie
Financial Accountant: Dan Hitchcock
Management Accountant: Jignasha Patel
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, Matthew Avery, Paul Gillard, Adrian Hanif and Charlie Buck

Maintenance Manager: Mark Costello
Maintenance Assistant: Georgie Platt
Maintenance Assistant: Dave Price
Maintenance Assistant (Training Ground): Chris Myles

Receptionist: Tania Cadney
Receptionist: Maia Watson 

Head Of Safeguarding: Marcus Puddephatt 

Equalities & Safeguarding Co-ordinator- Elma Gredelj.

CEO: Mike Summers
Deputy CEO: Donald Forde
Director of Sports Development: Gary Mulcahey
Deputy Director of Sports Development: Michael Harrington
Acting Head of Community Development: Susan Patterson-Smith
Head of Accounting: Charity Madzorera
Business Support Manager: Duncan Robinson
Communications Manager: Grace Cullen
Communications & Fundraising Officer: Tash Stephens
Sports Development Manager: Rob Perrett
Primary Schools Programme Manager: Sam Bacon
Health and Wellbeing Manager: Bethany Towle
Targeted Intervention Manager: George Henry
Targeted Intervention Officer: Ernest Eghan
Finance and Payroll Assistant: Jenny Bucknal
Finance Assistant: John Sarfo
Business Support Officer: Zaynab Osman
Women and Girls Development Manager: Roxanne Bennett
Women and Girls Development Officer: Pam McRoberts
Sports Development Officer: Stuart Jacob
Healthy Lifestyles Officer: Chase Hill
Senior Employability Programmes Co-Ordinator: Kerry Millington
Community Development Officers: John Patrick, James Broughton, James Harrison-Sears
Disability Officer: Keon Richardson
Health and Wellbeing Officer: Merenna Wilson

Press and Media Information

Media CentreCPFC Media Team Contact Details

Post: Crystal Palace FC Training Ground, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1RJ.

Telephone: 020 8658 7700. 

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 via 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

Please note that due to the large number of requests we receive and obligations to broadcast rights holders that we need to fulfil, no additional requests will be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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 and then send it to

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

Mascot places are available for ages 5-14. Spaces are limited for home games this season. 

To enquire about availability and receive details of the package's benefits please contact Liam Connery on 020 8768 6004. 

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