Steve Brennan

Steve Brennan, Managing Director of The Scholarship

Steve is our lead tutor having founded the Scarborough Football Scholarship in 2012.

He has a UEFA B coaching licence and a Level One in goalkeeper coaching and FA Psychology.

His qualifications also include a Level Five  in Sports Science.

Steve has managed in the Northern Counties League and has also taken charge of Scarborough Athletic Reserves.


Denny Ingram


Denny is qualified at UEFA Level Two level and working towards his UEFA B Licence.

He has played 228 game in the Football league as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United and also represented Scarborough FC, Northwich Victoria, Forest Green Rovers, Halifax Town, Harrogate Town, Whitby Town, Scarborough Athletic and Tadcaster Albion.

Denny is the current manager at Semi-Professional Team Pickering Town, having previously been a player/assistant-manager with Scarborough FC and Scarborough Athletic.


Ryan Blott


Ryan is qualified to Level One in Football Coaching and is working towards his Level Two.

He played for Scarborough FC in the National League North and then went on to become Scarborough Athletic’s all-time record goalscorer, hitting the back of the net over 250 times.

He is currently player/assistant-manager at Pickering Town where he has scored 93 goals in 140 games.


Lee Sutton


Lee has a Level Two qualification in football coaching and a Level Four Degree in sports coaching.

He started as an apprentice with the Scholarship in 2013 and has worked his way up to being a teaching assistant and leading the ladies football programme.

Lee has played for Hull Futsal Club and has managed Scarborough Ladies FC.


Martin Dowey


Martin runs the marketing and recruitment department of the Scholarship.

He has over 19 years experience as a journalist, working for the Yorkshire Post, the Sunday Sun and with Yorkshire Regional Newspapers.

He is also the press officer with Scarborough Athletic.


Matthew Butterworth


Matthew is the Head of Academic Studies at Coventry University (Scarborough), having previously been the Project Manager and Lecturer in Health.

He has also worked as a HE Sport Academic Lead and a HE Sport Subject Leader at Leeds City College and Bishop Burton College respectively.