Neil was at Enville Athletic for 3 seasons, where he began his management career as Player-Manager. He successfully finished as runners up in the league, closely followed by gaining promotion in season 2003/04.
He then moved onto Dudley Sports where he managed them for 5 years, finishing as the league cup winners in season 2007/08. He also featured as manager at Tividale for a season and Bustleholme for 2 seasons, the latter including two top 3 finishes and a league cup win.
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.
Following a short period of time coaching and playing football for the likes of Bustleholme, Tividale and Wednesfield, Ryan decided to leave the game at 24 to travel and live abroad. Following a return to the UK in October 2021, Ryan met with the club to take up the head coach role and bring his coaching experience to help Neil and the team progress the club and players.
Ryan oversees the coaching with Neil Hesson and also acts as the performance analyst for the club to ensure team and individual performances are analysed to improve player and team performance. Ryan currently holds an FA Level 2 coaching badge and is working towards his UEFA ‘B’ in the near future.