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Academy coaching staff

Jim Bodle
Jim is a qualified teacher and leads the academic aspects of the programme. Educated and trained locally, he is very committed to producing and growing talent in the hope that young players from the academy will rise through the ranks to represent the club at the highest level.

He joined Maidstone United Under 13s and played his way up, eventually representing the club in the same first team as Chris Smalling. He is a UEFA B Licence coach.

George Elokobi
Club captain Elokobi will need no introduction to most fans of the English game having made his name at Wolverhampton Wanderers, playing for the Black Country club in both the Premier League and Championship.

Also formerly of Colchester United, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Oldham Athletic amongst others, George joined the Stones ahead of the 2019/20 season and took up an academy coaching role the following summer.

Jim Stannard
Jim, who heads up the goalkeeper coaching, enjoyed a 24-year professional career, making more than 600 league appearances for Fulham, Gillingham and Southend.

During his coaching career, he has worked for Southampton, Crystal Palace, Gillingham, Brentford, Dagenham & Redbridge and Bromley. He joined Hakan Hayrettin and Terry Harris at the Gallagher Stadium this summer.

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