DCFA Board and Council

Meet our Board and Council.

Derbyshire FA Board of directors


Frank McArdle - Chairman

ricky stevenson

Ricky Stevenson - Chief Executive Officer

Ricky’s role is to ensure the executive team are in place to deliver the business objectives and to drive strategy and partnerships opportunities across the county.

Ricky is also the President of The Federation International of Powerchair Football Associations (FIPFA) and plays an active role in the development of the game in England and across the globe. He previously operated at Nottinghamshire FA for 12 years.


Steve Nicks - Youth Football Director


Ian Wright - Adult Football Director


Gary Parkin - Safeguarding Board Champion

Leoni Waghorn

Leoni Waghorn - Equality Director

Leoni has worked in a volunteering capacity at DCFA since 2019 as a Disciplinary Panel Member. Since then, she has been appointed Equality Director and Chair of SIAG and has long term engagement within the sports volunteer sector, notably as mentor and ambassador for the Elena Baltacha Tennis Foundation as a female advisor to support underrepresented girls in sport. Leoni is also a board member of a mental health charity.

Leoni has studied Law at The University of Derby and is a current BPC pupil at ULAW Nottingham, aiming to specialise in commercial, contractual and regulatory Sports Law when in practice.

Andrew Brewin - Finance Director


Phil Randle - Commercial Director


Ardip Sandhu - Legal Director

Derbyshire fa council members

Full list of Derbyshire FA's Council members.

Stuart Ainley - Derbyshire FA Life Member

David Bevan - Divisional Representative

Gavin Bonner - League Representative

Andrew Brewin - Board Member

Claire Brown - League Representative

Daniel Brown - League Representative

Keith Brown - NLS Representative

Andrew Constable - League Representative

Stewart Dakin - Divisional Representative

Carl Dean - League Representative

John Elliott - League Representative

Robert Green - Divisional Representative

Tony Kemp - League Representative

Kevin Lewis - League Representative

Frank McArdle - Derbyshire FA Chairman

Robert Mercer - League Representative

Stephen Nicks - Board Member

Gary Parkin - Board Member

Phillip Randle - Board Member

Peter Rapson - Divisional Representative

Joshua Ratcliffe - League Representative

Rob Rees - Referees Association Representative

Shaun Riley - League Representative

Ardip Sandhu - Board Member

Colin Sedgwick - Derbyshire FA Life Member

Alan Smith - Derbyshire FA Life Member

Neil Smith - Divisional Representative

Nigel Smith - League Representative

Ian Stevens - Divisional Representative

Ricky Stevenson - Chief Executive Officer

William Stewart - League Representative

Paul Vallis - League Representative

Leoni Waghorn - Board Member

Geoff Weir - Derbyshire FA Life Member

John Woolley - Divisional Representative

Ian Wright - Board Member

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