Paul Bryson

Past Teams
Birtley Town, Consett AFC, Newcastle Blue Star

Paul Bryson has a distinguished track record in the game. As a UEFA A licensed coach, Brysa is up there with the very best in the North-East.

Paul has joined us from Consett AFC where he gained promotion while working as number two to Andy Coyles. Paul has a long connection with the club from his playing days in the early 2000’s to a brief spell as part of Paul Beat’s team in 2021.

Paul started his playing career at Redheugh Boys Club led to a successful non-league career with clubs including Tow Law, Spennymoor, Gateshead (only for a short period due to work commitments), Eppleton, Dunston, Chester-le Street (player manager) Birtley (player coach) and Consett (player coach).

At Birtley he was part of the successful side that won Wearside League division one and Challenge Cup. Brysa started up the Academy for Sport and went on to work with players like Adam Reach and Chris Basham. He spent 14 years at the college before moving to Sunderland FC as Under 18’s Manager. He now works at I2I Academy which connects Northumbria University with international students wanting to progress their football careers alongside their studies.

In May 2022, Brysa took over the helm alongside club legend Paul Foster.

Player Sponsor: Kevin Finnigan Entertainment. Kevin Finnigan has been a supporter of the club for numerous years. His entertainment performances are respected as one of the most diverse and charismatic performers around.  He can be seen wowing the residents one afternoon in Care Home then the same evening he can be performing his Tribute Show to Reggae and SKA.  Then he may pop up in a Restaurant performing a Cabaret and Swing set.  With his unique personality and stunning PA and Lighting System you can be sure once booked, your event will be memorable for all the right reasons.