Gavin Hurren

Stratford Town

Gavin ‘Gav’ Hurren is a football coach serving as the Manager of Stratford Town Football Club since . He has previously been associated with Bromsgrove Sporting, Hednesford Town, Kidderminster Harriers and Stourbridge during his career.

He is the holder of a UEFA B Licence.

Hurren began his football career at Nottingham Forest, advancing through the academy under Paul Hart and into the first team while also playing for the reserve team. He represented Wales at the under-17 and under-19 levels. His career in the Conference saw him make over 100 appearances for Kidderminster Harriers, notably playing in the 2007 FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium against Stevenage, in front of a record competition crowd of 53,262.

In addition to Kidderminster Harriers, Hurren also played for Mansfield Town, Crawley Town, Solihull Moors, and AFC Telford United. Following his successful playing career, he became a UEFA B qualified coach and pursued a Master’s Degree in Sports Directorship through the PFA VSI programme.

Hurren’s coaching career began at Hednesford Town as an assistant manager under his former boss, Mark Yates. He further honed his skills as part of the managerial team at Stourbridge in Step 3. Hurren’s first managerial role was at Gresley FC, and he recently joined the Bards after successfully helping Bromsgrove Sporting avoid relegation last season.