Board of Directors
Chair - Natalie Benville
Natalie has recently taken over as Chair of Deal Town, and what an absolute honour that is, She is ready for the challenge and where this season will take us! Her day job finds her as Communications Manager at Eurotunnel, and on match days you will often see her shadowed by her little girl Maisie. .
Natalie was first brought into the club as an acting Secretary basis and joined the Board of Directors in August 2015. After a short period of maternity leave Natalie re-joined as Marketing Director, where she looks after all Social Media and Website. Natalie has always shown an interest in football and used to visit the Charles ground with her Dad back in the early ’90s.
Vice Chairman – Robert Marriott
Rob was first invited to join the board of directors by Derek Hares, the then chairman. After a reshuffle Rob ended up taking over as Chairman. He acted very quickly to bring new people into the club to try & steady the ship. In his time as Chairman we had a management change which lead us to a very good run in the FA cup. We then opened the new club house which today is the life line of the club. He was then asked to join Margate FC as a director to try and help again steady the ship there. He completed a season at Margate FC before resigning from the post. He was again asked to join DTFC as Vice Chairman. Just recently he has been elected to join the SCEFL league of directors which also puts DTFC fully on the map.
Treasurer - Danielle Johnson
Danielle works as a designer at MKM Building Suppies who are also one of the clubs kit sponsors. She has been a supporter of Deal Town FC for many years. Danielle first joined the Board of Directors back in October 2013 as the clubs Events Manager, hosting a number of events for the children involved in the club. In early 2015 she took on the role as the club’s Treasurer. Danielle also runs the club’s social media platforms. She has a passion for football and likes nothing more than seeing her local club thrive.
Club Secretary – Fiona Richards
Fiona is the secretary of this ever growing and thriving football club. She first joined as Supporters club secretary in 2007 , having 2 boys playing for Deal Town Rangers (they now 24 & 21 years of age)being encouraged to come over and support the senior team. She then found they had a social club and enjoyed being part of that.
After a couple years break she re-joined in August 2015 as a volunteer helping where she could on match days, the company ,the banter and the supporters are what keep her here and she was humbled when asked to be secretary in April of 2017 when Natalie went on maternity leave.
Business & Development Director - Marian Scally
Marian has been involved with the Club for the past two seasons as Business & Development Director. She is no stranger to football and has close links with Gillingham FC. Marian has worked in the education sector for over twenty years and has vast knowledge and skills in finance and business. Her strategic ability in planning for the long term adds strength to the Board.
Fixtures Secretary - Colin Adams
Colin first joined the board of Deal Town FC in the mid 1970’s as Treasurer after watching the team, on and off, since the mid 1950’s. During his time as the club he has undertaken a number of roles including Treasurer, Secretary and in recent years the clubs Fixture Secretary. Around 2000 he was appointed Club President. Having been involved with the Club through thick and thin, his obvious highlight was Wembley 2000, sitting in the Royal Box, cheering the lads to victory in the FA Vase.
Director - Charlie Smith
Charlie Smith has been involved with the club as a fan since he was about 5 when his father Paul Smith moved back to Deal from Sidcup where he was born. Paul had previously played for Deal and in later years had always been in and around the club. Charlie became more involved in 2022 and became a director in March 2022.He has worked for NatWest for the last 7 years and looks after business finances and has a chartered banker qualification in business lending. He is an Arsenal fan but Deal certainly comes first these days attending as many fixtures as possible.