First Team

GYTFC 1st Team play in the Eastern Counties League in Step 6 Of the National League System. They are currently placed in the Thurlow Nunn North Division 1. Home matches are played at The Wellesley on Saturday or Wednesday Evenings

Goalkeepers

Elvijs Putnins

Elvijs Putnins

Goalkeeper

Biography: Hugely experienced goalkeeper and a massive signing for the club last season. Elvijs returned to The Bloaters after a couple of successful years away at Lowestoft where he was the Supporters Player of the Year. Last year led us to the joint best defensive record in the league.

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Defenders

John Blake

John Blake

Centre Back

Biography: New signing for the 2021-22 season, the experienced Centre Back signed from Wymondham Town where he was a consistent regular for a number of years. 

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Josh Ford

Josh Ford

Defender

Biography: Josh has played for Yarmouth since he turned 16 and is one of the top Youth players the club has ever produced. Josh is a talented defender and confident leader on the pitch.

Sponsored by James Ford

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George Edwards

George Edwards

Defender

Biography: A new signing for 2021-22 after a strong pre-season showing, stepping up to this level for the first time, George is another technically able player with a great attitude to learn and develop his game.

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Charlie Canham

Defender

Biography: Chalrie is a new signing for 2021-22 – Following injury issues Charlie who used to play at Leiston is looking forward to kicking on this season and establish himself as a Welly regular.

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Brady Philpott

Brady Philpott

Defender/Midfielder

Biography: Following a handful of appearances ‘across the river’ in the Thurlow Nunn Premier league, Brady has moved to GYTFC to make his mark. A young wide player who can play anywhere on the Left side, Brady has a great attitude to the game and has plenty to prove.

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Kyle Howell

Kyle Howell

Central Defender

Biography: Senior footballer with over 500 Step5 Appearances. Kyle is a strong defender whose experience is invaluable to the team. Nicknamed ‘Block’ for good reason! Worst diet in the club but the best 1v1 defender.

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Tyler Halliday

Tyler Halliday

Defender

Biography: Tyler is a graduate from our U18s set up – making his debut in the Norfolk Senior cup in 2020-21 vs Sheringham where he took a penalty in the shoot out to see us through – looking to establish himself as a regular first 11 player..

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Brady Philpott

Brady Philpott

Defender/Midfielder

Biography: Following a handful of appearances ‘across the river’ in the Thurlow Nunn Premier league, Brady has moved to GYTFC to make his mark. A young wide player who can play anywhere on the Left side, Brady has a great attitude to the game and has plenty to prove.

Sponsored by Mark Jones

Ryan Jacobs

Ryan Jacobs

Full Back

Biography: Another youth team player who broke into the first 11 as a 17 year old, making his debut last season in the Norfolk Senior cup Qtr Final at Wroxham – a real prospect.

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Midfielders

Cameron Barnes

Cameron Barnes

Midfielder

Biography: Joined the club ahead of the 20-21 season from local rivals Gorleston. Looking to really push his progress on this year and make a regular contribution to the squad for the 20-21 season.

Sponsored by Yarmouth Steel

Charlie Blake

Charlie Blake

Midfielder

Biography: Charlie was a regular in the 19-20 season before taking a year away from the club in 2020-21 – but the allure of the Welly called him home ahead of the current season. A combatative midfielder who will cover every blade of grass.

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Seumas Bobby

Seumas Bobby

Midfielder

Biography: One of the gaffas earliest signings – scored on his debut in the FA Cup in the 2019-20 season – and established himself as a Thurlow Nunn player that season. A short spell away at Sheringham followed but returned for the 21-22 season,

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Dani Pinheiro

Dani Pinheiro

Midfielder

Biography: Another young player who comes in new this season. Having had a spell at Gorleston Dan joined Diss last year but struggled with injuries. Will be looking to stay fit and to establish himself in the side this year.

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Declan Mcavoy

Declan Mcavoy

Midfielder

Biography: Returning to the club for the 2020-21 season following a couple of years away. Dec brings some valuable experience into the side as well as a deadly delivery.

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Kieran McCombe

Kieran McCombe

Midfielder

Biography: Broke into the First team with a Man of the Match performance in his league debut vs Wisbech and has quickly established himself into the group. Huge technical ability and an eye for a pass. Rarely gives the ball away.

Sponsored by  West Norwich & Dereham SSP

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Connor Delaney

Connor Delaney

Wing / Midfield

Biography: Signed mid season from Harleston, Connor has extensive experience at this level and has a great record in teams hes played for. A great addition to the attacking options at the club.

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Wesley Belsten

Wesley Belsten

Attacking midfield

Biography: Developed through the Youth/U18 system, Wes broke into the squad during pre season and quickly became a 1st team regular before an Ankle break in the Away game at Sudbury called a premature end to his season 2020-21. Will come back stronger and a great prospect for the club.

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Attackers

Charlie Mccara

Charlie Mccara

Attacker

Biography: Resigned in Nov 2019 for his third spell at the club following some time at local rivals Caister. Charlie has over 160 appearances for Great Yarmouth but was held back by injury last season amid some excellent performances.

Sponsored by Johnny Mac

Kyle Baker

Kyle Baker

Attacker

Biography: Signed mid season from Diss, Kyle has a huge amount of experience at Step 5/6 levels with clubs such as Kirkley and Wroxham and adds great competition to our attacking line up – Made a fantastic start to his GY career with 2 goals in his first 3 fames.

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Staff & Coaches

Rob McCombe

Rob McCombe

Manager

Previous clubs: Norwich CEYMS / Norfolk Schools FA

Biography: Rob joined the club for the start of the 2019-20 season following 2 very successful years as the Lead coach at Norwich CEYMS.

Rob is a UEFA B Coach with over 20 years coaching experience, including coaching talented young players through Norfolk Schools Football for the past 12 years.

He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, especially around developing players.

Stewart Larter

Stewart Larter

Assistant Manager

Stewart has managed some of the top clubs and players in the area with previous stints as Manager of Gorleston / Wroxham / Lowestoft as well as spells with Kirkley and Waveney. Larts brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the club.
Iain Turner

Iain Turner

Coach

Previous Clubs: Ludham, Stalham Town, Acle United , Reepham Town

Biography: Ex-Goalkeeper with a Huge passion for the game, Simply love football at any level and live by my motto of ‘Never Stop Learning’. FA Level 1,2 & FA Youth Award 2018-UEFA B certificate March 2019. My Ambition-“To help others to be the best they can.

Darren Ball

Darren Ball

GK Coach

Previous clubs: AFC Kempston rovers, Cranfield united, Mursley United and Buckingham Town

Biography: Ex Goal Keeper with over 40 years experience as a player/Coach with a real passion coaching this position. FA Level 1&2 achieved in 2005 and has coached all levels from youth to senior after finishing playing over 10 years ago. Works with all the goalkeepers within the club

Chris Linehan

Chris Linehan

Coach

Previous clubs: Harleston & Dereham Town

Biography: Chris is a huge addition for the 2021-22 season – a pillar of the dressing room with a great eye for detail and has a great football knowledge.  Heads up the fines committee too!