First Team Management Profiles

1st Team Manager

Eammon Daly

After what seemed like a short playing career a long time ago starting at Bristol Rovers as a speedy forward, Eamonn’s career was cut short due to a series of bad injuries. He still managed to play in later years at a number of clubs in England and Ireland, finishing his career as a Goalkeeper.

Eamonn moved into management in 2012 and during a six – year stint in charge of Portishead Caledonian Thistle, managed to win five successive promotions culminating in the Weston & District Division One title in his final season.

The Cali won a total of 12 trophies during Eamonn’s tenure, after which he joined Portishead Town. This will be his third season in charge of Posset!

Assistant Manager

Dave Hewitt

During his playing career, Dave helped Southmead Athletic reach the Gloucestershire County league; their highest ever position and helped them finish 2nd in their first season in the division.

He has caps for the Republic of Ireland at youth level as well as playing in the prestigious Milk Cup with Maryland Boys in Dublin.  As a youngster and left winger he had a spell at Taunton Town  and has been around the Portishead scene for a long time, living in the community for over 20 years.

Dave was part of the hugely successful Portishead Caledonian Thistle management setup alongside Eamonn Daly for many years and also previously managed Portishead for a short time.


Adam Venton

Vents’ started playing Bristol football whilst attending University at UWE in 2004, playing for Almondsbury Town in the Hellenic League.

He spent time at DRG Stapleton, Fry Club and Keynsham Town in the following seasons before joining Portishead Town in 2014 after moving to the area.

After playing at the club at all levels for six seasons, he retired in 2019 and joined Bob Parsons in coaching the 4th team Development Squad for a year before moving up and working with Eamonn, Dave & James with the 1st team squad at the beginning of the 19/20 season.

He’s is currently working his way through coaching badges and has recently completed the FA level 2 qual.

Assistant Manager

James W Hughes

Alongside his duties as Director of Football, Hughesy supports Eamonn & Dave complimenting and completing the management team.

Having been forced to reluctantly ‘hang up his boots’ following injury and surgery, he has now moved his focus to management and directorship at PTFC.

The ex – U18’s England Schoolboy player left PTFC at the age of 17 and spent most of his football life playing Southern league football with Bath City, Cirencester, Yate and Manor Farm before returning to his roots at Portishead Town after Shaun Hill had taken them into Toolstation football.

Hughesy brings the grit, determination and winners mentality he always had when playing in central midfield.