Scott Carson joins Crawley Town
The club are delighted to welcome our new Kit Manager Scott Carson.
Apart from seven years in the Army, when he served in the Royal Artillery Regiment as a Gunner and did tours of duty in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Sierra Leone, Scott has been involved in football since the age of 16.
He was on YTS schemes and Oxford United and Cardiff City and spent a season with Scottish club Partick Thistle before he was released. “I wasn’t tall enough to be a goalkeeper,” he said.
After coming out of the Army, Scott took his coaching badges and is a qualified UEFA B goalkeeping coach. He worked for the Welsh FA and at Wolves and Aston Villa, combining coaching roles with work in the clubs’ community schemes.
He also coached at private academies in the Midlands before turning to kit management having helped Trevor Wynn, the club’s Kit Manager, during his time at Wolves where he got a taste for the job.
He gained further experience at Stafford Rangers and Nuneaton Town before landing his first full-time kit manager’s job at Crawley Town.
Scott said: “Not many people get the chance to work full-time in football and I was absolutely delighted to get this job doing something that I really enjoy.
“Mark Yates and Jimmy Dack are great guys but I know they want everything behind the scenes to be very professional and I will be doing all I can to make sure everything in terms of kit and equipment is done to the highest possible standard.”
The new playing kit is due to arrive in early July but Scott’s next job is sorting out next season’s training kit, which is due to be delivered at the end of this week.