John Cartwight – LFCA Chairman

John has an impressive football CV, covering all age groups and levels within the game:

  • Player with West Ham, and Crystal Palace
  • England Youth Team Manager and Youth Team Manager with Crystal Palace winning the FA Youth Cup 2 years in succession.
  • First Team Coach at Arsenal under Don Howe
  • FA Director of coaching at the FA National School at Lilleshall.
  • Academy Director of both Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic.
  • Founder of the coaching philosophy Premier Skills – practise/play.
  • 3 years coaching in Kuwait with one of their top teams.