DCFCW Personnel

Welcome to Derby County Women
Please see below the people behind the scenes at the Ewe Rams

Joined the Ewe Rams in 2013 becoming the clubs first Chief Executive and setting about an ambitious 5-year plan to ensure that the club could sustain elite women's football, working to recruit new club partners and increase opportunities for players of all ages from across Derbyshire and beyond. 

Duncan Gibb

Chief Executive



Stephen has been with the Ewe Rams for a number of years and works to provide financial stability for the club working with both the Senior football side as well as working to ensure our Academy's growth. 

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Dave has worked his way up the structure at the Ewe Rams starting out as a referee before becoming an Academy Coach and then migrating to Academy Director helping to develop over 200 children's game.


Joined the club in 2016 with the remit to improve the clubs media blueprint to ensure that we continue our drive to bring elite level communications and growing our platforms in line with the women's game.


Sheila is Mrs Derby County Women, our club founder and pivotal to everything we do at the club. Nationally recognised as a pioneer in Derbyshire, she oversees the admin side of the club and child welfare

Dave Cholerton

Academy Director


Andy Moore

Media Director


Sheila Rollinson

Club Secretary



Dave initially joined as a parent helper before his role was expanded to Operations Director where he looks after events, kit and working closely with the Academy as it continues its impressive growth in women's football.


Richard has been involved with the club as Associate Director before taking on the role of Club Partner Director ensuring our portfolio of over 50 Club Partners are satisfied to ensure value for money from the club


Alison joined the Ewe Rams Board in 2018 tasked with ensuring the One Club Ethos is brought through the club from the Academy right through to the senior teams and also adds knowledge to our event organisation.


Chris joined the Ewe Rams in 2021 as Commercial Director helping to grow the DCFCW brand by working with retained partners and sourcing new partners to take the club to the next level to aid the clubs growth.

Alison Cope

Social Director


Chris Partridge

Commercial Director


Dave Marriott

Operations Director


Richard Pope

Partner Director


Governance Board

In 2019, a new Governance Board was appointed to work hand in hand with the Operational Board of Directors to further strengthen the work behind the scenes at the club.

Governance Board Members

Nick Britten - Chair

Faye Nixon - Vice-Chair

Sarah Bailey - Secretary

Stephen Pearce

Claire Twells

Michael Johnson

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Stephen Joughin

Finance Director