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 a goal for Blackpool at Wembley Stadium to secure their 2010 Football Championship Play-off Final success that secured a 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 Liverpool in the North West of England, went onto make more than 562 appearances, scoring 139 goals in the process. In his Blackpool Premier League year he scored important goals against Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal to name a few.
Gary started his career at the lowest professional level with Northwich Victoria. 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 Football League history for Huddersfield Town to beat Rotherham United, and a goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge, then joining Blackpool and living his dream of becoming a Premier League footballer, aged 29.
Gary turned his hand to management, stepping in as player-manager of Bangor City for over 2 years, leading them to their highest league finish in 10 years and qualify for the UEFA Europa League before retiring from playing football in June 2019 .
Gary has coached at Professional clubs in England including Leicester City u21s and Tranmere Rovers, along with running Bangor City’s youth program alongside his managerial role.
He was gained his UEFA A License and will now head-up NCE Soccer’s New England Regional coaching program.