Our Team

GarethGareth Parker

Head of the Homeless FA



Gareth has been head of operations for the Homeless FA since he helped found the organisation in 2011.


Before working for the Homeless FA Gareth spent four years at Shelter as National Campaigns Manager, before working as a freelance Project Management and Events consultant. His clients included Arsenal, Centrepoint, Everyman Cinemas, White Cube and Glastonbury Festival, where he managed the John Peel Stage. He also worked closely with Bob Wilson and his charity the Willow Foundation when he coordinated the hugely successful Bob Wilson Soccer Cycle.


Like all Homeless FA staff, Gareth is passionate about football, and played to semi-professional level. He is now an occasional writer on the subject, with his work appearing in many national publications and websites.


Gareth is an Arsenal fan.




Lindsey Horsfield
Head of Research


Lindsey heads up the Homeless FA’s research having helped found the organisation as Chair of the Board of Trustees 2011-2012.


She is a PhD candidate at Brunel University, writing a critical assessment of Homeless Football initiatives in the context of the Sport for Development and Peace sector.


Lindsey has previously worked for Homeless Link as a Senior Innovations Officer, managing a national project that aimed to increase access to sport for people experiencing homelessness.


Her other work experience is in international development, focusing on cross cultural exchanges and volunteering programmes in Palestine, India, the Pacific, Southern Africa and Guyana.


She is a Trustee of Camden Community Football and Sports Association and has coached youth football in Canada and England for over 14 years.


Lindsey is a Newcastle United fan.





Konrad Deckers Dowber
Project Administrator
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Konrad supports all areas of the Homeless FA’s work including the Training Centre and Team England programmes, with particular focus on the coordination of the Community.


Before working for the Homeless FA Konrad was a Sports Administrator for London Youth Games and a Consultant for Global Sports and Media Management.


He is a qualified football coach and has worked all over the world, including a spell as Under 21s Assistant Coach for Goias Esporte Clube in Brazil.


Konrad is a Tottenham Hotspur fan.





Rosie Martin

Peer Mentor Coordinator



Rosie has been Peer Mentor Coordinator for the Homeless FA since September 2013. She provides support to all current and past players in Homeless FA programmes. Her work involves ongoing communication with players, ensuring that they are supported and that their voice is always heard.


This role was created for Rosie following a successful term as Peer Mentor at the Arsenal FC Training Centre in 2013, where she provided support to all players, and assisted with player selection and assessment. She was subsequently given the role as Peer Mentor at the Homeless World Cup in Poznań, where she not only supported all Team England players, but also provided important feedback to Homeless FA staff on both players and partner’s programme delivery.


Rosie first joined the Homeless FA as a player at the 2012 Arsenal FC Training Centre, where she achieved her Junior Football Leaders Award. She was subsequently selected to be part of the Team England squad, and represented her country at the 2012 Homeless World Cup in Mexico City.


Rosie has no allegiance to a professional football club!

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