Management Team


  • Bryan Klug - Head of Coaching and Player Development

    Bryan Klug

    Returned to Portman Road prior to the start of the 2012/13 season to head up the Town Academy. Bryan is a well respected figure around the Club having previously helped the Town youngsters win the FA Youth Cup in 2005, and later going on to assist former boss Jim Magilton, before leaving the Club under Roy Keane’s reign. Bryan returned to Suffolk following a spell working at Tottenham Hotspur.



  • Lee O’Neill - Academy Manager

    Lee O’Neill

    Lee has worked at the Club for a number of years and now closely works with Bryan Klug in the day-to-day running of the Academy at Playford Road. Has a background in sports science and he regularly assists in that department.


  • Helen Broughton - Academy Operations Manager

    Helen Broughton


  • Ralph Pruden - Head of Education and Welfare

    Ralph Pruden

    Ralph looks after the education side of things with all of our Academy scholars and prepares the players for life after football, should they not make it in the professional game. He is in charge of all full-time scholars between the ages of 16 & 18.

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  • James Reynolds - Head of Academy Medicine

    James Reynolds

    As an important part of Town’s medical staff, Jimmy offers medical support and physiotherapy to Academy players. He also works alongside first-team physios Matt Byard and Alex Chapman in ensuring all players have access to medical professionals.



  • Phil Beale - Head of Recruitment Operations

    Phil Beale

Academy Sponsorship

  • Sarah Stafford - Academy Sales Administrator


    Senior Coaching Staff

    FA WU21 East Region Academy

    • Joe Sheehan - Technical Director and Lead Coach
    • Paige Shorten - Assistant Coach

      Part-Time Coaches

      • Jason Dozzell
      • Mick Stockwell
      • John Coupe
      • Aaron Hall
      • Andy Taylor
      • Titus Bramble
      • Mark Sharp
      • Andy Howe