Joe Collins

Army Reserves appoint new Head Coaches

New Head Coaches appointed for our Representative Teams in the Army Reserve

We are delighted to announce that new Head Coaches...

Captain Joey Collins, who has been supporting the Mens Team in a coaching role, takes over as Head Coach following the retirement of Major Steve Cotter. Joey, currently serving as the Regimental Career Management Officer at 4 LANCS, has a wealth of experience having played and coached at the top level in the Army. This includes 169 appearances for the Army, 50 games for the Combined Service and five years as the Army Team Head Coach. Joey is also the lead academy coach for Fleetwood Town's U16 Team. 

The Womens Team will now be led by WO1 Karl Silverwood who has accepted the position of Team Manager. Karl has been involved in Army football for over 20 years in as a player and a coach and is based at Chillwell where he works in the Personal Recovery Unit.  He will be supported by WO2 Paul Hughes who takes over as Head Coach. Paul serves with 7 MI in Bristol, completed the UEFA A Licence in 2016 and is the Academy U16 Coach at Bristol Rovers. Paul also works for the Army FA as a coach educator where he assists Steve Stone in delivering FA level 1 and level 2 coaching training in Aldershot. 

The Army FA welcomes Joey, Karl and Paul to their new appointments.

This is an exciting time to be involved with one of the teams that represent the Army Reserve. Both team have set dates for trial weekend. The women will be in Aldershot 30 Sept – 01 Oct 17 and the men will be at the same venue 4/5 Nov 2017. Interested players should speak to their Unit Football Officers. In the event your unit does not have a Football officer email




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