Gary Taylor-Fletcher, New England Regional Director
Gary Taylor-Fletcher is NCE Soccer’s New England Regional Director.
Gary enjoyed a fabulous professional soccer career, scoring in each of the five top divisions of English football.
He scored the winning goal for Blackpool at Wembley Stadium to secure heir 2010 Football Championship Play-off Final success that secured their place in the Premier League and was part of Leicester City’s Championship winning squad, playing alongside Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.
Gary, originally from Widnes in the North West of England, went onto make more than 562 appearances, scoring 119 goals in the process.
He did it the hard way. He was working as a roofing contractor but was spotted playing in a charity game against Northwich Victoria, who have him his chance in the National Conference. He enjoyed a couple of loan moves before joining Lincoln City where he went onto equal a 106-year-old club record when he scored in all six opening games.
His journey continued upwards, scoring the 500,000th goal in the Football League for Huddersfield Town to beat Rotherham United, and a goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge but joining Blackpool and and netting the winning in the Play-off Final at Wembley.
Gary turned his hand to management, stepping in as caretaker player-manager of Bangor City and enjoyed a brief spell at Bangor before retiring from football in June 2019. He was gained his UEFA A Licence and will now head-up NCE Soccer’s New England Regional coaching program.