10 Nov 2013
There was only one fixture yesterday and
the Reserves are probably wishing their game was called off, after the fell to a very disappointing 6-0 defeat at FC Barometrics.
They'll have a chance to provide an instant response to that result, as well as an opportunity to take revenge for a recent
County Cup defeat, when they host Taverners FC on Wednesday night, in the Stroud Charity Cup.
In other news, third team
manager Tony Coopey has stood down from his position and the club aim to appoint a replacement shortly. The club extends their
thanks to Coopey, who was appointed in June, for his time as manager, as well as a spell as Assistant to the previous manager,
2 Nov 2013
By 'eck, we've had a few technical
difficulties lately and we now hope they are resolved!
Unfortunately, it will take a while to fully update the site but
in the meantime, we want to confirm tomorrow's fixtures:
FIRST XI at home v Fairford Town
RESERVES away at Bibury
FOURTHS away at Woodchester
20 Sept 2013
There are only two senior side fixtures
tomorrow. The First XI will host Old Woodstock Town at Glevum Park (kick-off 3pm) and the Reserves travel to Winchcombe Town,
for a game on an artificial surface!
Good luck to both sides.
Good luck, also, to lifelong Roverette Mandy Summers
and fourth team Assistant Manager Mark Troke, who will be getting married at 12noon, at St James The Great Church in Cranham.
Best wishes from all at Tuffley Rovers.
17 Sept 2013
Various pages have now been updated on
the site, as we look to recover from some recent technical issues. Match reports for the recent first team fixtures, including
Saturday's win against Clanfield, have been added to the relevant page.
15 Sept 2013
experienced some technical issues that have prevented us from publishing anything on the website for about 10 days. Those
problems appear to have been resolved and we hope to resume normal service shortly.
31 Aug 2013
The First XI came from a goal down today,
to win 3-1 away at Purton, thanks to an own goal, another strike from Steve Bick and a first goal of the season for Warren
Mann. This results means that Doug Foxwell's side have now taken eleven points from a possible eighteen on their first
season back in the Uhlsport Hellenic League.
The Reserves were the only other side in action and they gained a creditable
point, away at Newent Town, with goals from Leighton Roberts, who was returning from suspension and Ben Surman, who started
for the first time this season.
30 Aug 2013
The First XI are back in action tomorrow,
with another away fixture in the Uhlsport Hellenic League, as they travel to Purton. Doug Foxwell's side have now gone
unbeaten for three games and will be looking to extend that run, after an impressive midweek performance at home to Tytherington
The Reserves begin their Northern Senior League programme with an away trip to Newent Town, who will have former
Rovers striker Dorian Colling amongst their squad.
28 Aug 2013
Any hopes of a semi-final place in the
Reg Davis Memorial Cup ended tonight, as the Reserves were thrashed 5-0 at home to Moreton Rangers. Their hopes were effectively
ended by half-time, when they found themselves three goals down and Moreton scored twice more in the second half to ensure
that it was they who proceeded to the last four.
27 Aug 2013
The First XI continued their unbeaten
Hellenic League run and ended Tytherington Rocks 100% record at Glevum Park tonight, as they drew 1-1. Shayne Bradley put
Rovers ahead, before Mike Devlin was penalised for handball, allowing Tyth's Stuart Nelson to score from the spot. Match
25 Aug 2013
was a solid result for the First XI yesterday, as goals from Mark Wallington and Steve Bick ensured that Doug Foxwell's
men travelled back from Letcombe FC with three points, taking them to sixth place in the Uhlsport Hellenic League. The score,
which included one goal in each half, could have been more emphatic, if Rovers had taken their chances or Letcombe had not
defended in obdurate fashion. A match report is available via this website.
was a 2-2 draw for the Reserves, in their last pre-season fixture against Broadwell Amateurs, with Franklin Ojukwu scoring
Less pleasing were the results for the Thirds and Fourths, who both went down
to 6-0 defeats, albeit with heavily depleted squads, due to injuries, suspension and holiday commitments.
23 Aug 2013
There will be four games tomorrow:
Uhlsport Hellenic League - Letcombe v Tuffley Rovers
Friendly - Reserves v Broadwell
Stroud League Div 5 - St Nicholas Old Boys v Thirds
Stroud League Div 8 - Avonvale Utd
3rds v Fourths
21 Aug 2013
The Reserves continued their progress
in the Reg Davis Memorial Cup, as they defeated Harrow Hill 3-2 this evening, with goals from Shayne Bradley (2) and Lewis
Griffin. Following the victory, Kev King's side have secured a home tie in the next round, as they will host Moreton Rangers
on Wednesday, 28 August.
The Under 18s won their first friendly 1-0, with the only goal a Gavin Deane header.
17 Aug 2013
There was a first Uhlsport Hellenic
League win of the season for the First XI today, as a late goal from Courtney Hamilton secured a 2-1 win for Doug Foxwell's
side, away at Hook Norton FC. A match report is available on this website.
The Reserves lost their pre-season friendly
against Old Richians 2-1, despite Ben Robinson's first senior goal.
Meanwhile, the Thirds won their pre-season friendly
against Trident FC 3-2, with a double from Andy Blackwell and an O.G. completing the scoring.
17 Aug 2013
Three sides will be in action today, as
Uhlsport Hellenic League - FIRST XI v Hook Norton (Away, 3pm)
Friendlies: RESERVES v Old Richians (Home,
Trident FC (Plock Court, 2:30pm)
14 Aug 2013
The First XI travelled to New College
Swindon tonight, in their second Uhlsport Hellenci League tie of the season, and went down to a 2-0 defeat, despite a hard-working
effort that saw Rovers have plenty of the ball, without creating any real goalscoring opportunities. Next up are Hook Norton
(Away) on Saturday.
The Reserves started their competitive season tonight, as they played host to Dursley Town
in the Reg Davis Memorial Cup, running out 2-1 winners, thanks to goals from Jake Pettitt and Kyle Kennedy.
the Fourths secured a confident 4-1 win, following an impressive display against AFC Galaxy. Youngster Jordan Turner scored
a hat-trick, with the other goal scored by David Smith.
13 Aug 2013
The Thirds played their second pre-season
game of the season and ran out 5-1 winners against a Charlton Rovers XI, with Dave Cornock netting a hat-trick and Callum
Francis a brace. Tony Coopey's team will next be in action on Saturday, at Plock Court, against Trident FC.
11 Aug 2013
A match report from yesterday's first
team fixture has been posted in the Match Reports 2013/14 section.
10 Aug 2013
Rovers return to the Uhlsport Hellenic
League today ended with their unbeaten record in place (!), as they drew 3-3 with North Leigh United. There were debut goals
from Dion Lee and Steve Bick, after Marcus Foxwell's penalty had original levelled the tie.
Doug Foxwell could be
proud of his team's effort today, even if some sloppy defending had, at times, left them exposed. A full match report
Elsewhere, the Reserves lost 5-1 at Hardwicke and the 3rds lost 2-1 against Bush FC, both in friendly encounters.
10 Aug 2013
It is kick-off day today, as Doug Foxwell's
Uhlsport Hellenic League side take on North Leigh United at Glevum Park - kick-off is 3pm at Glevum Park. After an indifferent
pre-season campaign, the First XI will be hoping for a strong start to their league campaign, their first in the Hellenic
League for many years.
The Reserves and Thirds are also in action, as they play pre-season games away to Hardwicke (3pm,
Green Lane) and against Bush FC (Plock Court, 2:30pm), respectively.
7 Aug 2013
The Fourths will commence their pre-season
campaign tonight, as they take on Sunday side Renegades FC at Oxstalls School. Kick-off is 6:30pm. Rovers stalwart Iain Buckingham
will play for the opposition, as Dave Griffiths bloods a number of new signings.
6 Aug 2013
The First XI ended their pre-season campaign
with a 3-1 defeat at Harrow Hill tonight.
Meanwhile, the Reserves maintained an unbeaten record during their pre-season
campaign, with a 5-2 victory at home to Ramblers FC.
6 Aug 2013
The First XI will conclude their pre-season
campaign tonight, as they travel to play Hellenic League side Harrow Hill. This will be the last game before Doug Foxwell's
side play North Leigh United in their Uhlsport Hellenic League, Division One (West) tie at the weekend.
are also in action, hosting Northern Senior side Ramblers FC at Glevum Park.
4 Aug 2013
Rovers pre-season campaign has continued
over the past few or so, with some mixed results, as they approach their first season back in the Uhlsport Hellenic League.
Following the defeat at Pegasus Juniors, Doug Foxwell's side suffered a 5-3 defeat at Kings Stanley and then recovered
to record a 5-2 victory against County League side Frampton United. Then, yesterday, there was the disappointment of a heavy
4-0 defeat against Hellenic League side Cheltenham Saracens.
Next up is a trip to Harrow Hill, on Tuesday, before the
Uhlsport Hellenic League (Division One, West) campaign starts with a home game against North Leigh United on 10 August.
24 July 2013
The First XI began their preparations
for the new Uhlsport Hellenic League season last night, with a friendly, away at Pegasus. Although Rovers went down to a 1-0
defeat, the lads had a good work out. Next up is County League side Kings Stanley FC, at Glevum Park on Saturday.
12 July 2013
The list of pre-season fixtures is growing
by the day - check out the individual team pages for further details.
6 July 2013
Yesterday's sponsored fun run was an incredible success.
We estimate that the runners raised over £1,000 as they completed 300 laps of the 0.268 course between 9am and 9pm,
with one person running at all times.
Seven runners did the majority of the running, with Iain Buckingham leading the
way, covering 60 laps during the 12 hour period. Rob Cook, Neil Spiller, Andy McShane, Shaun Smith, Andy Whiffen and
Glenn Gittins also put in long stints, as the team achieved their goal to run for the full day.
5 July 2013
Tomorrow, a group of ten Rovers players
will run around the field adjacent to the Tuffley Rovers FC Social Club for 12 hours, starting at 9am and finishing at 9pm,
in an effort to raise money to support football activities at the club, including developments at their Glevum Park ground.
Players have been collecting sponsorship money and there will be a series of other opportunities for supporters and
members to donate to the cause.
If you'd like to come along and support the runners, you will also be able to enjoy
a glass of something cool in the sun, as the bar will be open from 1030hrs, screening the British Lions Test against Australia.
2 July 2013
LINKS IN DRIVE TOWARDS SUCCESS”
Hard on the heels of Tuffley Rovers’ promotion back to the Hellenic League Division One (West),
the club has taken a further step towards establishing long-term success in the future, by formalising an association with
established local youth club, Windsor Drive.
The two clubs have operated within the same area for a number of years, with players from Drive very
often entering senior football with Rovers. Despite this connection, two long-serving Tuffley clubs had nothing more than
a passing association, until an initially informal arrangement was introduced for the past two seasons, with Drive’s
Under 16 class of 2010/11 migrating to become Rovers’ Under 18s side and then the 2012/13 squad officially adopting
the title of Tuffley Rovers Under 16s.
Both sides came through the transitional arrangement with silverware – notably the Under 16s, who
won this year’s Gloucester Youth Association League & Cup double – and both clubs have now agreed that a full
merger of the two clubs is in their best long-term interests. As a consequence, Windsor Drive will change their sides’
names to Tuffley Rovers for the start of the 2013/14 playing season.
Rovers’ Football Chairman, Roy Craddock, said “This is something I’ve been
looking to do for many years, since I was responsible for setting up Rovers’ first Under 18s side, back in 1985. It
was also a long term ambition of Owen Claridge and Albert Purdy, two of the really great influences in Rovers’ history,
that all football in Tuffley should be under one ‘umbrella’, so it's a great moment that hopefully will benefit
both sections, both with an established history as long serving Gloucester sides”.
The culmination of the plans, which both clubs have
developed over the past few seasons, means that there will be a single club, Tuffley Rovers Football Club, able to provide
football for adults and children throughout the Tuffley area, from Under 7s right up to senior, adult sides.
Neil Willerton, Chair of the new Tuffley
Rovers Youth Section, was equally pleased with the link-up and said “Tuffley Rovers have been able to offer our older
players their excellent facilities at Glevum Park and we felt that this was a good time to further develop the relationship.
Our members voted overwhelmingly in favour of this move at our recent AGM. Whilst we are inevitably disappointed to lose the
name of Windsor Drive, we hope that a new, single club will offer greater stability and development for young players in the
is the latest in a series of positive off-field developments for Tuffley Rovers, who have recently completed the purchase
of their social club premises and seen the club move from fielding only one side at the start of the 2005/06 season, to regularly
fielding four senior (adult) sides, alongside the new youth structure.
28 June 2013NEW FIRST TEAM SPONSOR
The First XI have extra reason to celebrate their promotion to the Hellenic League, as they have recently secured
an excellent sponsorship deal with Burger Star. Doug Foxwell will hoping that his team can replicate their sponsor's aim
to be the "best by far".
28 June 2013
ELIJAH WEIR WINS YOUNG
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Under 16 player Elijah Weir deserves special mention, after being named the Gloucester Youth
Association Football League Under 16s Player of the Year. Well done to Elijah and the award caps a fine season for Paul Cowe's
lads, who had already secured a league and cup double.
28 June 2013
CONTINUE (with a little help from our friends!)
The ground improvements have been continuing at a pace, with
the pitch-side railings complete and the hospitality room being developed. The work has gathered some additional momentum,
after Gloucestershire Engineering Training sent a team of volunteers to help Rovers personnel, lead by Coke Craddock, Rob
Cook and Keith Wallington.
Useful Links - Click on logo to access
'UHLSPORT' Hellenic League
Gloucestershire Northern Senior League
Stroud & District Football League
Gloucestershire Football Association
Gloucestershire County Youth Football League
Gloucester Youth League
For the 2013/2014 season Tuffley Rovers FC will
be running four senior sides. The First Team will operate in the Uhlsport Hellenic Football League Division
One (West), with the Reserves in the Northern Senior League and our Third and Fourth teams in Division 5
and Division 7 of the Stroud and District League, respectively. The club's Under 18 side will play in the Gloucestershire
County Youth League. A range of youth sides, from Under 8s to Under 15s will operate under the Rovers banner for the first
time. See the individual page for teams for a full list of fixtures and league tables.