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Colin Mclaren

Colin is the longest serving member of MJFC, and one of the founding members.


Positions: MJFC Secretary & Treasurer, MJFC Child welfare Officer.
Qualifications : Uefa B Coach, Uefa B Goalkeeping Coach

Paul Mitchell

Paul is Chairman of MJFC, and a UEFA B qualified coach and former coach with Manchester City (Under7's and 8's) and Bury FC (Under12's to 16's). he has been involved with Moston Juniors since 1996 and tries to install the ethos to encourage health, well being and social responsibility in Moston and its surrounding districts through the provision of sport for all. During his time as Chairman, the club has achieved many things: 1st Charter Standard Community Club in the UK; partnership agreements with Mostonians AFC, FC United of Manchester and Bolton Wanderers FC to give access to football at the highest level players are capable of playing; development of Ronald Johnson Playing Fields as a high quality football venue; represented Manchester in Japan in the 2006 World Peace Cup; 3rd place in the 2011 Manchester Sports Club of the Year;

Read Pauls article in the M.E.N. about how important junior football is. CLICK HERE

Positions: MJFC Chairman, MJFC Head Mini - Soccer Development Officer, Under 7's Manager.
Qualifications: Uefa B Coach, SAQ Coach

Paul Halton

Paul is a F.A. licensed coach and a valuable asset to Moston football. He has roles at MJFC, WMFC, SS soccer school and MFDS. Futsal has become his passion, with him driving awareness of the sport in the local area.

"Futsal is great for Child and player development, a tool not to be left in the box!" Paul Halton

In july this year Paul completed the community arrow programme delivered by the enthusiasm trust. The programme is a capacity building project to improve the ability of organisations and individuals to effect change within their communities.

Positions: WMJFC Chairman, MJFC Child welfare Officer, MFDS Head Development Coach, Soccer School Coach, MJFC & WMFC U15's Manager.
Qualifications: F.A. Licensed coach, F.A. Psychology for Soccer, F.A. Coaching Children, Street Soccer lvl1, Disability Sports - Adapted sports coach,

Steve Service

Steve works closely with all the teams and schools. His aim is to provide grassroots football to all in the moston area.Over the years he has coached and developed many players some who have gone on to sign pro or semi pro contracts.

Equality and diversity are always at the front of his mind which makes him one of the firm favorites with the players and parents.


Positions: Founder of Whitemoss jnrs F.C., WMJFC football development Officer, MJFC mini-soccer coach, Head Coach of S&S Soccer school.
Qualifications: F.A. Licensed Coach, Speed & agility Coaching, Registered Academy I.D. Scout.

Adam Davies

Adam is a qualified F.A. Referee and a licensed coach, he joined MJFC as a U7 and from this a passion for the club and football has grown. Along with Dylan (below) his U10's team won the league and Cup in there first season.


Positions: S&S Soccer School Coach, WMJFC Coach, U10's Manager
Qualifications: F.A. Licensed Coach, F.A. Qualified Referee.

Dylan Walker- Service

Dylan is another of our young coaches who has progressed from MJFC and WMJFC. As being a highly achieved player from U7-U18 his experience and technichal ability are vaulable assests to the team. Last season 2012/13 Dylan coached his first ever squad after a lot of hard work and some nail biting moments he guided them to a league and cup double.


Positions: S&S Soccer school coach, WMJFC Coach, U10's Manager
Qualifications: F.A. Licensed Coach, B-tec in sport an Rec,

The rest of the team

Under 6 and 7: Paul Mitchell 07717767093
Under 8 Blue: Laura Pracy 07841719396
Under 8 Red: Sam Cane 07729495347
Under 9 Blue Anthony Cottam 07831435205
Under 9 Red: Chris Hilton 07534522723
Under 10 Blue: Paul Mitchell 07717767093
Under 10 Red: Beth Tatersall 07850534973
Under 11 Blue: Gareth Knowles 07472272611
Under 11 Red: Jamie Duffy 07557923267
Under 12: Mike Lockett 07888056066
Under 13 Blue: Andy Berry 07958568986
Under 13 Red: Haz El Ahwany 07770691409
Under 14 Blue: Steve Service 07913322883
Under 14 Red: Harry Ellams 07903730820
Under 15: Paul Halton 07856593567
Under 21: Chris Moffatt 07854212535

The Help, support and guidance i received from all the coaches and staff have made me the player I' am today. My development in football has been greatly helped by my time at Moston and Whitemoss Juniors.”

Dylan Wolstenholme
Bolton Wanderers F.C.