Neil started playing adult football in 83’ for local side Sandwell Borough, before playing at a handful of local sides including Enville Athletic, Gornal Althletic, Dudley Sports and Handrahan Timbers.
Neil moved back to Enville Athletic for 3 seasons, where he started his management career as Player-Manager. He successfully finished as runners up in the league, closely followed by gaining promotion in season 2003/04.
Neil then moved onto Dudley Sports managing there for 5 years, successfully finishing as the league cup winners in season 2007/08.
He has also had spells at Tividale and Bustleholme, the latter including two top 3 finishes and a league cup win.
Since joining Tipton Town Neil has successfully lead us to two County Cup finals, winning 3-0 in the former Vs Enville Athletic, along with several top 5 finishes in the table.
Neil started his career at 16 with a 2 year apprenticeship at West Bromwich Albion. He went on to sign a pro deal with Walsall FC before a brief spell at Kidderminster Harriers. Due to work commitments, Neil had to stop football and move to London where he worked for Coca Cola during Italia 90. When he was able to come back home, Neil played for local side Darlaston Town for 2 years before spending a further 10 years at Oldbury United, during this time having a short spell at Liverpool and playing alongside some famous players such as Nigel Clough and Robbie Fowler. He ended his playing career with Rushall Olympic.
Neil has since had a successful coaching career, having spent 9 years being involved with the youth setup at Hill Top Rangers. He later joined Tipton Town Youth Team as joint Manager and won the Midland Floodlit League at the first time of asking as well as spending one year with the Under 21’s.