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First team staff

Mark Robinson

Head Coach

'Robbo' joined AFC Wimbledon back in 2004 as an academy coach. After a stint as Academy Manager, Mark's astute coaching skills really came to the fore when he guided our Under-18s to the last-16 of the FA Youth Cup in 2015/16, the young Dons knocking out Watford and Newcastle before bowing out to eventual winners Chelsea.

Mark guided the young Dons into the last-16 of the national competition a season later, and in 2019 he was appointed as Lead Professional Phase Coach/Loans Manager.

Gradually given more responsibilities in the first-team coaching set-up by Wally Downes, and then Glyn Hodges, Mark took over as Interim Manager after the latter's departure. He was appointed as Head Coach on 17 February 2021.

Read more about Mark's appointment as Head Coach.



ashley-bayes.jpgAshley Bayes

Goalkeeping Coach

Ashley Bayes became the Club's first full time goalkeeping coach in June 2013. Bayzo has over a decade of coaching experience, as well as a long playing career at clubs such as Torquay, Stevenage, Leyton Orient and Brentford.



Tim Maynard


Sports Physiotherapist with over 16 years' experience working within professional and semi-professional sport. That experience spans multiple settings within the NHS, private practice, and Fulham FC first team.


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Chris McConnell

Sports Scientist

Chris joined the Club from Millwall after three-and-a-half years with the Championship side, serving most recently as first-team Assistant Sports Scientist after initially working with the Under-23 squad with former Dons skipper Paul Robinson. Chris has also worked at Watford and Charlton.

Find out more about Chris in his first Dons interview.