Hyde United Academy, Hyde United Reserves
Gareth (Gaz) was signed to Crewe Alexander as a youth, but went on to University when he failed to gain a professional contract, qualifying from Keele University as a teacher in 2007.
Gaz joined the Academy in 2008 as a community coach, gaining experience as a volunteer coach/manager for the Macclesfield & District Schools FA teams at U14s & U15s.
Gaz has managed the Hyde United FC Youth team to a 4th place finish in the NWYA Premier League in 2014, and Hyde United Reserves to win the Manchester Cup in 2013, and to runners up in the Lancashire League in 2014. Last year he was player coach at Northwich Manchester Villa in the NWCFL Div 1 along side managing the Hyde United FC Reserves.
He completed his UEFA 'A' License in February 2015 and was promoted to Academy Director in August 2015.