New Senior Team Manager

The RNFA are pleased to announce the appointment of WO1 Marty Wallace as the new Senior Men's Representative Team Head Coach

Marty joined the RN in Jan 1990 as Marine Engineer Artificer.  Currently serving as the Naval Authority Group’s Fire Trials Officer at Horsea Island in Portsmouth, he has previously served on HM Ships Fearless, Ark Royal, Richmond and St Albans amongst others. 

Marty Wallace 2017 Under 23 IS WinnerHe represented the Navy as a player, and has progressed through the coaching pathway starting with RN Women’s team in 2005, as assistant coach. In 2009 he was appointed Head Coach of the RN U19 team, which included 4 trips to the USA to compete in the Dallas International Cup. In 2013 Marty was appointed Head of the RN Development teams and in 2017  led the Under 23 team to the Inter Services title.

He holds a UEFA B License and is also an FA Level 1 Tutor. Outside of the RN, Marty works at a local Community Club, where he supports both the first and reserve teams in a coaching capacity.

 

On his appointment Marty Commented:

I am extremely honoured and humbled to be appointed as the Royal Navy FA Senior Team Head Coach. Words cannot describe how proud I am to fulfil this role that I see as the pinnacle of my football career so far. I have worked with great people throughout the journey to get here and now can't wait to get started on this exciting new chapter. I hope to continue the fantastic work done with the senior team to date, following the legendary names that have gone before me. I feel I am absolutely ready and capable of fulfilling the role bringing with me a fresh impetus in order to continue the work already done in the Development squad and progress the sound foundations of the existing Senior Team set up, driving service football forward with success both on and off the pitch".

 

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