Martin is former professional footballer making over 500 appearances starting his career at Birmingham City and went on to represent Sheffield Utd, Watford, Portsmouth, Derby County, Notts County and Bristol City.
Martin’s coaching career began at Aldershot as Assistant Manager with promotion to the Football League before moving to Wycombe Wanderers where promotion to League 1 was achieved. Martin joined Reading FC in 2012 and led their U21s to Premier League Cup victory in 2014 before gaining promotion in 2015.
Martin holds the illustrious UEFA Pro Licence and The League Managers Association Football Management Diploma, with an unrivalled experience in developing young players such as Jack Stacey and Liam Kelly which will offer Academy23 players an insight into the tools required to progress.