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Deal Town FC

Board of Directors

Chairman – David Chmura

Dave has been involved in football for most of his life and is pleased to be back and helping around the ground again.
It’s been more than forty years since he was vice chairman under the leadership of the late Sydney Cox in 1972.
He started playing for Deal reserves in the old Kent league and made his debut for the first team the following season.  He was also a founder member of arguably the best ever Deal Sunday side, Walmer Youth Club. The only Deal side to win the Kent Junior Trophy in 1976 and runners up in the senior cup in 1975.  He went on to play over 1000 games for Walmer until calling it a day in 2005.  Dave has recently been voted in as Chairman to take over from Rob Marriott.


Company Secretary – Natalie Benville

Natalie is currently Press and PR Executive at Eurotunnel Le Shuttle in Folkestone and has been there for 15 years. Natalie was first brought into the club as an acting Secretary basis and after a trial period of 4 months she joined the Board of Directors in August 2015. Natalie has always shown an interest in football and used to visit the Charles ground with her Dad back in the early ’90s.


Treasurer – Danielle Johnson

Danielle runs her own Admin and Finance Company called ‘The Bridge VA Services’.  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.

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



Commercial Director – Darren Heales

Darren is a Business Development Manager for a commercial truck dealer in the southeast. Darren’s first involvement at Deal Town FC was reserve team manager for the 2014/15 season. Darren was invited to the board at the end of that season as Commercial Director to increase the profile of the club and increase our new and existing sponsorship from local businesses in Deal. Darren has a wealth of experience in dealing with all kinds of businesses which will help build the foundations for future seasons.



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.


Stadium Director – Wayne Short

Wayne has been involved in football for many years from playing to running a 5 a-side team for his son in the Dover League.  He has also been an assistant manager in the Dover/Deal & District Football League.

With both sons, Sam and Brad playing for the first team, Wayne found himself  getting involved more with the club.  Two years ago Wayne joined the board and is now the Stadium Director.  When it comes to the club or football, Wayne is your man.  A very hands on person who you will always see at the ground.  Wayne is your first port of call on the gate on match days.



Communications Director – Kevin Redsull

Kevin has been a sports journalist for over 40 years and now, as the Club’s press officer, it’s his job to keep the local media informed of all the latest developments at the club as well providing match reports.



Hospitality Director – Muriel Skirrow

Muriel has been involved with the club for 4 years now.  On match days you can find her in our kitchen making sure all our supporters are fed and watered!

She joined the board three years ago as our Hospitality Director.

Muriel is also an organiser for our yearly events we hold for the youngsters and also helps out when we have private functions.


Director – Neil Creasey