The Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust photos of Cyrille

Patrons & Trustee Board


David Regis 


David had a successful career in football playing for Notts County at the age of 26, where he scored 15 league goals in his first professional season; Plymouth Argyle, Birmingham City, Southend United and Stoke City. He retired from professional football through injury in 1998. David has gone on to work within various roles in football. He attained a bachelor’s degree in Education from Nottingham Trent University in 2009. He is a qualified FA coach, personal trainer and a trained quality management in sport auditor. David was a Director at Sports-Ed (USA Scholarships) and is a current Director of the Shropshire Football Association. As Cyrille’s brother, he is delighted to be a part of continuing Cyrille’s legacy as Patron of the Trust.

Michael Johnson


A close friend of Cyrille’s and former professional footballer, Michael has made more than 550 appearances in the Football and Premier League, playing at Notts County, Birmingham and Derby County. He also played 13 times for the Jamaican National Team. On retirement, Michael worked as a Youth Team Manager for Notts County and also undertook the role of Head Coach for Guyana’s national team. He is credited as being the first coach to qualify the men’s team for their first major tournament. Michael has a Masters degree in Sporting Leadership as well as the UEFA Masters for international players.  He is currently England’s U21’s Coach and Club Ambassador for Derby County. Michael says he is honoured to be a part of the Trust and honouring Cyrille’s legacy.

Trustee Board 

Graham Daniels


Graham is the General Director of Christians in Sport and a Director of Cambridge United Football Club. After starting his playing career at Cardiff City, Graham moved to Cambridge in 1983, representing both United and City until his retirement in 1999. Graham is an associate staff member of St Andrew the Great Church in Cambridge and also sits as Chair of Cambridge United Community Trust.

Julia Regis


Julia has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of leadership and organisational development. An expert in developing people, Julia has helped businesses improve service delivery and profitability through increased performance levels and productivity. She has held a number of executive positions in the education and housing sectors and continues her role as Ambassador with Wateraid and is a Trustee of Smart Works Birmingham.

Alex Francis


Alex is a qualified Solicitor who specialised in Commercial Litigation and Insolvency & Restructuring. 

He currently works for a national governing body with a primary focus of tackling discrimination  and any assaults cases taking place on and off the field.

Alex has always been a keen and active volunteer in the local community and has a vast range of experience in several projects with a variety of different charities to help mentor and make a positive difference to young people. Alex is also a football coach and is UEFA B qualified coaching children aged 9-11.


David Yelloly


David is Sales Director for Prosperity Wealth and former director of Merito Financial Services. He brings a wealth of experience in managing businesses and relationships, as well as advising clients on appropriately handling their investments.

Trina Charles


Formerly of BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Trina has worked with the UK leading broadcast companies, most recently as Production Director for Sky Sports. In 2014, she co-founded an online platform which has grown to more than 50,000 followers on social media. Trina is a qualified NLP practitioner, honing her skills in the education sector as an achievement coach and running workshops for teenagers in her local community.

Simona Charles


Simona started her career as a paralegal before moving to the financial regulation sector. An experienced manager and motivator, Simona has a proven track record of achieving high levels of performance and efficiency for her clients. She boasts a reputation of delivering first-class results for complex projects.