Dickson Gill

  • Date Joined: 6th March 2017
A highly qualified and forward-thinking football professional whose career within coaching spans over 40 years, working throughout England and the USA to deliver innovative coaching sessions in line with each club’s fundamental ethos.

A self-motivated and results-driven coach who successfully combines a UEFA A Licence with experience working across all areas of the coaching remit - including training, scouting, team selection and match day preparation - to make a tangible
contribution towards the success of senior teams within a high performance environment.

One who is capable of utilising exceptional communication and leadership skills to gain the trust and loyalty of players at all ages of the game, and prioritises commitment and teamwork to facilitate the ongoing synergy of elite squads.
Dickson Gill


  • The Football Association: Youth Module 1

    The Football Association
    Youth Module 1

  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

Career History

  • Croydon FC

    Croydon FC
    Chairman / Head Coach
    2013 – 2017

  • Mgarr United FC

    Mgarr United FC
    Head Coach
    2012 – 2013

  • Croydon FC

    Croydon FC
    Chairman / Head Coach
    2004 – 2011

  • Clapton FC

    Clapton FC
    Head Coach
    2002 – 2003

  • Carshalton Athletic FC

    Carshalton Athletic FC
    Head Coach
    1999 – 1999

  • Egham Town FC

    Egham Town FC
    Head Coach
    1998 – 1999

  • Cape Express FC

    Cape Express FC
    Head Coach
    1996 – 1998

  • Croydon FC

    Croydon FC
    Head Coach
    1994 – 1996

  • Dulwich Hamlet FC

    Dulwich Hamlet FC
    Head Coach
    1991 – 1994

  • Crystal Palace FC

    Crystal Palace FC
    1987 – 1993

  • Molesey FC

    Molesey FC
    1986 – 1997

  • Croydon FC

    Croydon FC
    Reserve & Youth Team Coach
    1982 – 1985

  • Merstham FC

    Merstham FC
    1975 – 1978

Key Achievements

  • Reached the fourth round of the FA Vase competition in the 2016/17 season with Croydon
  • Croydon qualified for the FA Cup second round, FA Vase third round and the League Cup quarter final in the 2015/16 season
  • Croydon won the Kent League Cup and contributed towards the U18’s winning the League and Cup double in the 2008/09 season
  • Coached the Croydon first team squad on to a third place finish in the Kent Premier Division in the 2006/07 season
  • Helped Croydon reach the fourth round of the FA Vase competition in the 2005/06 season
  • Successfully developed Croydon’s junior football teams from the ground up, with the club now operating 11 teams
  • Helped progress two Croydon youth team players who have now gone professional in the game
  • A number of the Mgarr United U16 squad went on to make appearances for the U19 squad, with 5 players part of the starting selection
  • Awarded with the ‘Manager of the Month’ Award in 2002 as Head Coach at Clapton FC
  • Took Clapton from bottom of the League up to third place - the club had not been off the bottom spot for 15 years
  • Helped Cape Express win four United States Club Competitions with the under 10, 12 and 14 squads
  • Won promotion with Croydon after finishing runners up in only the second season in charge
  • Reached the quarter final of the League Cup in the 1995/96 season with Croydon
  • Awarded with the ‘Manager of the Month’ award during the 1995/96 season at Croydon
  • Finished 7th in first season in charge of Croydon, and reached the fifth round of the FA Vase at Wembley Stadium
  • Successfully set up a senior women’s team at Croydon who went on to win the Women’s Premier League and FA Cup in the 1995/96 season
  • Reached the fourth round of the FA Vase competition with Croydon in the 1994/95 season

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