Gary Charles

Head Football Coach

Former England international and Head Football Coach Gary Charles' career as a skilled right-back saw him playing at the highest level for clubs including Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Derby County and West Ham, alongside legends including Roy Keane, Harry Redknapp and Brian Clough.

Gary also has his own Sports Management Agency managing over 30 elite football players.

Gary is the founder of GCSportsCare, which provides advice and support for sports people who are experiencing a wide range of problems.

Key experience includes:
● UEFA A & B Licence
● Former England International
● Nuneaton Town FC first team manager
● Director of Football and University of Nottingham
● Assistant Manager at Lincoln City FC
● Played for SL Benfica in the Portuguese Premier League
● Six years in player recruitment at Burnley FC, Ipswich Town FC and Sunderland AFC

Paul Hart

Mentor Football Coach

Paul has the UEFA A, B and Pro coaching licences meaning he is qualified to coach football at the highest levels of the game.

Key experience includes:
● Assistant Manager at Stoke City
● Playing career includes Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Notts County
● Manager for teams including Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers, Notts County and Swindon Town
● Manager of Leeds United Academy team winning the FA Youth Cup
● Manager of Nottingham Forest Academy winning the U19s title

Carl Greaves

Head Boxing Coach

Professional boxing manager, promoter and trainer of champions, managing over 40 boxers nationwide. Carl Greaves had a stellar boxing career winning the WBF Super Featherweight World Champion title, amongst many others.

Owner of Carl Greaves Boxing Academy and Fitness Centre. Caters for professional boxers and base for Newark Amateur Boxing Academy affiliated with England Amateur Boxing Association.

Key experience includes:
● Former Amateur boxer 1988-1996
● 70 fights won 48
● 2 x NABC semi finalist
● Junior ABA national finalist
● Represented Young England
● Turned professional 1996-2005
● 39 fights 32 wins
● British Masters Super Featherweight Champion 1999
● Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion 2001
● 2 x British title challenger
● 2000 and 2002
● WBF Super Featherweight World Champion 2003

James Claffey


Sarah Birkett


Cameron Dobson



Natalia Postlethwaite

YCDS Academy Director

Mr A Rylott

YCDS Coordinator