Cumberland FA

Staff Updates

Updated Roles and Contact Details

Cumberland FA have had some staff changes over the past few months, please see the below updates in case you have missed them. 

Designated Safeguarding OfficerMel Sandwith joined Cumberland FA in August 2019 and has become a vital member of the team supporting the safeguarding and welfare of participants across grassroots football in Cumberland.  

Whilst the position is part time, Mel is in the office each day from 9.30-13:00 Monday to Thursday and 12.30 to 16:00 on a Friday.  

Contact Mel on 07704 156780 or email

Referee Development Officer Scott Taylor took on the role in November 2019 supporting and developing referees across Cumberland. Scott will continue to work full time until the end of March, and thereafter will be working 3 days per week. 

Contact Scott on 07704 156781 or email

Football Development Officer (Women & Girls and CFA Leagues Officer) - Paul Carrigan joined the team in February 2019 temporarily as maternity cover for Jess Nelson. Paul will now continue in a slightly amended role, which will include overseeing those leagues ran directly by the County FA.  

Paul will be in the office on a Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 to 17:00.  

Contact Paul on 07786 363035 or email  


As You Were

Craig Lewis
- Football Development Manager (Facility & investment, CFA Leagues, FA Full Time System) - 07786 130168

James Reid – Football Development Officer (Clubs, FA Charter Standard, Coach Education and course provision) – 07918 083637  

Ray Sempill – Football Development Officer (Leagues and Disability) – 07807 665543  

Helen Aitchison – Marketing and Communications Officer and County Cups – 07467 373180  

Cumberland FA have recently advertised a Football Services Administrator role and this will be updated once the new starter is confirmed. 


Emma Sharrock will be returning to Cumberland FA on 10 February 2020 following maternity leave part time (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). Emma returns to a new role as Football Services Administrator with specific responsibility for finance and providing administrative support to the football development team. 

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