First Team Coaches - Season 16/17

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Gavin Skelton
Manager
Position
Date of Birth 27/03/81
Age 35
Contract Expiry May 2017
Joined Club June 2015
Left Club
Previous Clubs Workington, Barrow, Hamilton, Kilmarnock, Gretna, Workington, Carlisle
Place of Birth Carlisle
Sponsors


Skelton is a former Carlisle United youth trainee. He dropped down to play in England's Northern Premier League with Gretna. He was then with Gretna for 7 years in their meteoric rise and fall after joining the Scottish League. Skelton next spent two years at Killie where he played beside James Fowler. To gain coaching experience he coached the Stirling University team in his spare time while at Killie. He recently managed Workington Reds for a single season taking them to the 2014/15 play offs. He joined QoS as assistant to James Fowler in Summer 2015 and was appointed manager in May 2016.

Jim Thomson
Football Development Manager
Position Head of Youth & Community
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club
Left Club
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth Stirling
Sponsors


First joined Queens in 1997. Ex Division 2 Championship and Challenge Cup winning Captain and Scottish Cup Finalist Captain. Over 350 first team appearances. Granted a 2009 testimonial, he was the club’s Head of Youth and Community but took up his current role of Football Development Manager in May 2016.

1. Lee Robinson
Player/Coach
Position Goalkeeper
Date of Birth 02/07/86
Age 30
Contract Expiry May 2018
Joined Club June 2016
Left Club
Previous Clubs Rangers, Morton (Loan), QoS (Loan), Kilmarnock, QoS (loan), Ostersunds FK, Raith Rovers, Rangers
Place of Birth Sunderland
Sponsors Finlay Patterson
Rob & Wendy Clark

Signed in June 2016 for a third spell at Queens, this time as a player and goalkeeper coach. Robinson’s goalkeeping earned him QoS 2011/12 Player of the Year recognition. His penalty shoot out save separated the sides in the Challenge Cup win against Rangers at Ibrox. Notched his 100th senior QoS appearance in the 5-0 thrashing of Stranraer. Man of the match in the Challenge Cup Final win v Partick for his immense penalty scoring and saving heroics. Profiled in detail elsewhere on this website.

Ross Goodwin
Physiotherapist
Position Physiotherapist
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club September 2013
Left Club
Previous Clubs Kilmarnock
Place of Birth
Sponsors


Kilmarnock’s former No 2 physio who started his physio career with his home town club Annan Athletic.

Liam Jukes
Sports Scientist
Position
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club October 2014
Left Club
Previous Clubs Cowdenbeath
Place of Birth
Sponsors


The first member of James Fowlers back-room staff, who will also undertake Peformance Analysis work for the club. Liam is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University and has previously worked with Cowdenbeath FC

Left This Season

Kenny Arthur
Position Goalkeeper Coach
Date of Birth
Age
Contract Expiry
Joined Club August 2014
Left Club June 2016
Previous Clubs
Place of Birth
Sponsors

A hugely experienced goalkeeper, who made over 400 senior appearances during his career, Kenny is now passing that experience and knowledge on as a coach.

With regular number 2, Jim Atkinson, picking up an injury and none of the youth teams keepers available, Kenny was registered as a player in October 2014 to be sub keeper.