Trustees, Executive and General Council

The Royal Navy Football Association (Charity No: 1164897) shall be affiliated to, and where not otherwise stated, be governed by the rules of the Football Association.The Association is responsible for the management of association football throughout the Royal Navy.  The Headquarters of the Association are in Portsmouth.

As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation all powers associated with the Trustees will be in accordance with the Constitution. The Trustees have delegated the day to day business of the Association to the Executive Committee, but retain full responsibility of the Constitution in accordance with the regulations of the Charities Commission.  The CEO/Secretary RNFA will act as the conduit between the Executive Committee and General Council to the Trustees.  The Trustees will have a nominated Chair and Treasurer to allow them to efficiently conduct their business

The Executive Committee will deal with the day to day business of the Association.  It will investigate and settle questions under dispute and will make proposals to the General Council on matter of policy.

The General Council of this Association shall have the power to make Regulations and/or to make Bye Laws as from time to time they deem necessary which shall become effective on ratification at the Annual General Meeting.




Captain (Rtd) John Lavery MVO Royal Navy - Chairman

Lieutenant Commander (Rtd) Stephen Vasey Royal Navy

Mr David McGarel

Mr Gavin Howe

Mrs Elizabeth Smith

Mrs Heather O'Connell



CEO Mr Steve Johnson       (2003)

Chairman Commander John Gordon RN                      (2005)

Vice Chairman Lieutenant Commander Andrew Plenty RN (2019)
Head of Business Captain P Milburn OBE RN                      (2016)

Sponsorship and Marketing Captain T Davey RN       (2015)

Board Champion & PRO Chief Petty Officer Gemma Stollery     (2019)
Head of Referees Lieutenant Phil Eddie RN (2018)

Inclusion Officer Miss Anne McCaffrey (2021)

Head of Women’s Football Gapped  
Head of Representative Football Lt Cdr Fraser Quirke RN     (2017)

Competitions and Leagues Captain W Grounsell RM     (2015)

 *Head of Development Teams WOPT P Willetts      (2017)

Football Development Manager Miss K Stenning (2016)

RNFA Supporters Club Mr Terry Gibson   (2004)

*Ex Official 

* Denotes Ex Officio position





Vice Admiral Martin Connell, CBE (President  RNFA)

Commander John Gordon RN (Chairman RNFA)

Lieutenant Commander Andrew Plenty RN (Vice Chairman RNFA)

Mr S Johnson (CEO/Secretary RNFA)

WOPT (Eastern Region)

WOPT (Northern Region)

WOPT (Western Region)

Naval Air Representative

Royal Marines Representative

*(PRO) Chief Petty Officer Gemma Stollery

*Captain Tim Davey Royal Navy (Head of Sponsorship and Marketing)

*Captain Phil Milburn  OBE (Head of Business)

*WO1 (PT) Paul Willetts (Head of Development Teams)

*Lieutenant Phil Eddie Royal Navy (Head of Referees)

*Commander Millie Ingham Royal Navy (Head of Women’s Football)

*Ms Kim Stenning (Football Development Manager)

*Captain W Grounsell Royal Marines (Head of Competitions and Leagues)

*Mr Terry Gibson (RNFA Supporters Club)

SO1 NSR (Ex Officio)

* Denotes member of Executive Committee

Commodore M R B Wallace

Captain L A Bird MVO Royal Navy

Captain P N M Davies Royal Navy

Captain G D B Robinson Royal Navy

Captain D M Tall OBE Royal Navy

Captain J Lavery MVO Royal Navy

Commander J Renwick Royal Navy

Lieutenant Commander P J W Danks Royal Navy

Lieutenant Commander R S Duke Royal Navy

Lieutenant Commander H Millington Royal Navy

Lieutenant Commander S G Vasey Royal Navy (2013)

Captain D Vanderpump Royal Navy (2017)

Lieutenant Commander S Enever (2018)