8 April 2014
Reserves lost 3-2 tonight in their Northern Senior League game against Viney St. Swithens. Jake Pettitt had given Rovers the
lead but Viney scored three times, before Ollie Everitt's late penalty gave Kevin King's side a little, late hope.
8 April 2014
Northern Senior League game has been saved by today's near-summer weather and will go ahead as planned. Manager Kevin
King will be looking for his reserve side to keep up their good run of form, as they host Viney St. Swithens at Glevum Park.
Kick-off is 7:30pm.
7 April 2014
U18 fixture is off, after the torrential rain over the last 24 hours left Glevum Park waterlogged.
5 April 2014
First XI stretched their unbeaten run in the Uhlsport Hellenic League, Division One (West) to five games today, as they defeated
Carterton 4-1 at Glevum Park. Goals came from Jordan Fletcher (2), Shayne Bradley and Elliot King.
The Reserves defeated
bottom side Chalford 5-2 in their Northern Senior League, Division Two fixture, with Jake Pettitt firing home a
hat-trick, to accompany two stunning free-kicks from midfielder Ben Surman.
The Thirds reignited their promotion
challenge, as they won 2-1 away at McCadam FC. After they had fallen behind midway through the first half, Chris Giddy equalised
before Callum Francis struck a late winner to ensure Mark Troke's side secured all three points.
It was only
the Fourths who didn't win today, as they went down 3-0 at home to The Village FC.
4 April 2014
are four games for the senior squads tomorrow, as follows:
FIRST XI v Carterton - Hellenic League,
Div One (West) - 3pm
Chalford v RESERVES - Northern Senior League, Div Two - 3pm
McCadam FC v THIRDS
- Stroud League, Div Five - 2:30pm
FOURTHS v The Village - Stroud League, Div Seven - 2:30pm
2 April 2014
Reserves recorded another victory tonight, to boost their chances of a top seven finish in the Northern Senior League Division
Two table, as they won 3-2 at home to Longford FC. Kev King's side lead 2-0 through goals from Ben Surman and Steve Bick,
before Longford scored twice to draw level. Ashley Davies then powered home a header from a corner to secure a 3-2 win and
all three points.
29 March 2014
one game for the senior sides today and it was a good outcome, as the Thirds won 3-0 against Old Richians Reserves. The goals
came from Dave Cornock, including one penalty, and an O.G. following Andy Meek's shot on goal.
23 March 2014
the senior sides took twelve points from a possible twelve points last Saturday, there was a comparably poor day yesterday,
as the club took just two points from the four fixtures played.
The First XI needed Shayne Bradley's 71st minute
equaliser to gain a point against Hook Norton and also saw Warren Mann dismissed late on. The Reserves drew 3-3,
away to Wotton Rovers, with Igor Correia-Gouveia, Leighton Roberts and Ben Surman scoring.
Meanwhile, in the Stroud
League fixtures, both the Thirds and Fourths conceded five. The Thirds lost 5-2 at home to McCadam; Dave Cornock and
David Smith netting for Mark Troke's side. The Fourths lost 5-1 at league leaders Hawkesbury Stallions, with Will
Today, saw plenty of the youth sides in action, with the U14s playing a rare youth fixture
at Glevum Park and winning their cup semi-final against Quedgeley Wanderers 4-3, thanks to a brace apiece from
Ethan Royer and Jeriel Samuels.
20 March 2014
fixtures keep coming thick and fast, with the Reserves in action last night and a full programme of fixtures scheduled for
The Reserves took on Gloucestershire Northern Senior League, Division Two leaders FC Barometrics
last night and were extremely unfortunate to be on the wrong end of a 4-1 scoreline, despite putting in a good performance.
Ollie Everitt scored a second-half penalty for Kevin King's side, as they lost for the first time in eight games.
weekend will see all four senior sides in Saturday action, as follows:
XI v Hook Norton
Wotton Rovers v RESERVES
THIRDS v McCadam FC
Hawkesbury Stallions v FOURTHS
18 March 2014
good form has continued from the weekend, as Rovers U18 side won 5-1 at home to Lydney Town in the Gloucestershire County
Youth League tonight, in what was a terrific team effort.
Rovers took the lead through Josh Hergest and then saw Junior
Mbika extended the lead before half-time. Second half goals from Hergest (a terrific free-kick), Mark Potter and Liam
Pinnock gave Rovers a five goal advantage, before Max Parry scored a late consolation for the visitors.
hoping the club's form continues tomorrow night, when the Reserves host Northern Senior League, Division Two
leaders FC Barometrics. That will be a 7:30pm kick-off at Glevum Park.
16 March 2014
a great day 15 March was! All four senior sides were in action and all four secured a valuable three points each.
Hamilton's men recorded a good 2-1 win, away at Carterton, in the Uhlsport Hellenic League, Division One (West), as first half
goals from Shayne Bradley and Mark Ford, in response to an early goal from the hosts, saw the first team gain a third
successive league win, despite Antoine Thompson being sent-off on the hour.
The Reserves are in even more impressive
form and they recorded a seventh successive Northern Senior League Division Two win, coming back from Soudley with
a two goal victory, courtesy of an own goal and Igor Correia-Gouveia's fourth goal of the season.
team moved up to third place in Stroud League Division Five, stretching their unbeaten run to five games
in the process, as they defeated Stonehouse Town 3rds 2-1, with goals from Ryan Dobbins and Neil Spiller. Like the First XI,
all the goals came in the first half.
The Fourths were the only side to play at home yesterday and they also
secured a 2-1 victory, as Matt Stevens' sixteenth and seventeenth goals of the season saw off the challenge of a youthful
Avonvale United 3rd XI.
This week's midweek fixtures are:
U18s v Lydney
RESERVES v FC Barometrics
Both games are at home - the U18s on Tuesday and
the Reserves the following night - each with a 7:30pm kick-off.
14 March 2014
are another four senior side fixtures scheduled for tomorrow, as follows:
Carterton v FIRST
Soudley v RESERVES
Stonehouse Town 3rds v THIRDS
FOURTHS v Avonvale United 3rds
13 March 2014
on the heels of last Saturday's generally positive results, our midweek fixtures saw some decent performances
and all the sides in action going unbeaten.
First, on Tuesday, the Under 18s scored an 85th minute goal to secure
a 2-2 draw at home to Almondsbury, with goals from Alex Ireland and Josh Cowe. Then, on Wednesday, the Reserves
recorded a great win (their sixth straight league victory) as they defeated local rivals Quedgeley Wanderers 3-2. Goals
came from Steve Bick, Ashley Davies and Warren Mann.
9 March 2014
wins out of four means it wasn't a bad weekend.
The First XI won 2-1 at home to Malmesbury Victoria, thanks to goals
from Mark Ford and Shayne Bradley, whilst the Reserves won 3-0 away at Smiths Athletic, as Igor Correia-Gouveia, Ollie Everitt
and Kyle Kennedy all netting.
In the Stroud League, the Thirds won 5-2 (Josh Andrew, Dave Cornock(2), Callum Francis
and Tom Foulds all scoring) and the Fourths lost 5-0.
7 March 2014
are four senior sides fixtures scheduled for tomorrow, as follows:
FIRST XI v Malmesbury Victoria
Athletic v RESERVES
THIRDS v Barnwood United Reserves
Wickwar Wanderers Reserves v FOURTHS
are hoping all the games will go ahead, as scheduled. Good luck to all our teams.
5 March 2014
actually had football at Glevum Park today, for the first time since 11 January and only the fourth time in three months,
as the Reserves hosted Soudley FC and the night ended with three points for Kev King's side, as Jake Pettitt, Ollie Everitt
and Ben Surman scored in a 3-1 victory.
3 March 2014
We managed three senior side games at the weekend, with only the Reserves game
against Leonard Stanley being postponed.
The First XI recorded a first win in six games, as they came back
from Clanfield 85 FC with all three points, thanks to a Shayne Bradley penalty and a late, late winner from Lee Brinkworth.
Stroud League games saw Mark Troke's third team come back from Longford Reserves with a 3-0 victory and the Fourths
conceded a late equaliser to draw 3-3 at home to Sharpness 3rds.
Next up is a Reserves game on Wednesday night,
at home to Soudley FC....with only the small obstacle of a pitch inspection likely to get in the way! We'll try to
keep you up-to-date on here, Facebook and Twitter.
The Reserves fixture against Leonard Stanley
is off, following a morning pitch inspection but, as at 11am, all other games are still on. The First XI travel to Clanfield
in Hellenic League action, the Thirds play Longford Reserves, away from home, and the Fourths host Sharpness 3rds.
Tonight, comedian Mickey John Bull appears in the social club, from 8:30pm.
There are presently four games scheduled for
tomorrow but the weather continues to threaten and the Reserves' game, in particular, looks unlikely to go ahead. Follow
this site, Facebook and Twitter for news on tomorrow's games.
26 February 2014
The First XI slipped to a fifth consecutive defeat tonight but not without a brave effort, after they put in a good
second half performance against Cheltenham Saracens in the Hellenic League Supplementary Challenge Cup. Having trailed 2-0
at half-time, Rovers pulled a goal back through Junior Mbika and had plenty of pressure but were unable to level with their
Premier Division opponents.
23 February 2014
The U18s game scheduled for Tuesday is off but not because of the weather! Opponents Fownhope have seen several players
called up for the Herefordshire U18s County side and so they've had to withdraw from their commitment. The fixture will
be re-scheduled, as soon as possible.
22 February 2014
In the end, we lost two further fixtures today, with the Reserves' game at home to Bibury falling foul of the
weather and the third team's trip to Upton St. Leonards also postponed during to a waterlogged surface.
From the games that did go ahead, we saw one defeat and one win, as the First XI
lost 3-2 at Fairford Town, with Rovers' goals coming from Shayne Bradley and Junior Mbika. The Fourths recorded the club's
first victory of 2014, as they won 1-0 at home to Frampton United 3rds, with Matt Stevens' penalty, on the stroke of half-time,
22 February 2014
It is 0900hrs on a Saturday morning. At the time of writing, four games are on today. The ominous news is that there
are pitch inspections in relation to our reserve and fourth team fixtures, who are both due to play at home. We will await
news from Upton St. Leonards, in respect of our third team game but it looks like the first team will visit Fairford Town
for an Uhlsport Hellenic League, Div One (West) fixture.
will follow, via Facebook and Twitter, if any pitches fail their morning inspections.
18 February 2014
Another fixture bites the dust, as tonight's U18 game is called off, due to yet another waterlogged pitch.
15 February 2014
Kick-off was actually 2pm today! The friendly fixture went ahead and Rovers put in a creditable performance, despite
losing 2-0 to Slimbridge.
We're keeping our fingers
crossed that they will be back in league action soon.
15 February 2014
The First XI are now in action today, as they will play Western League side Slimbridge, in a friendly on the 3G pitch
at Rednock School, Dursley. Kick-off is 3pm. We'll let you have an update on the score and any scorers via our Twitter
feed and Facebook page.
15 February 2014
The only two games scheduled for today - the Firsts at home to Shortwood United and the Fourths away at Rodborough
Old Boys - have both fallen victim of the continued poor weather.
A pitch inspection at Glevum Park saw the first team called off at about 7pm last night, whilst the fourth team fixture
had been postponed a few hours earlier.
9 February 2014
We don't want to speak too soon, but this website might just be up-to-date...all fixtures, match reports, statistic
and other information have been added to the respective pages. Sorry it took so long!
8 February 2014
As at the time of writing (0950hrs), the third team fixture with Dursley Town 3rds is still on. We will post updates
to the Facebook & Twitter pages, if the game is called off.
the weather, there will be entertainment in the Tuffley Rovers AFC Social Club tonight, as we welcome back singer Ian Oliver.
The entertainment should start at about 8:30pm.
7 February 2014
It was no surprise when tomorrow's first team fixture, against Hook Norton FC, succumbed to the weather, following
an inspection at around 4:45pm today. Shortly after, Abbeymead Rovers confirmed that the reserve team game would also be off,
so, at the time of writing, hopes for a game rest with the Thirds, who are due to travel to Dursley Town 3rds.
6 February 2014
Another day, another postponement! The fourth team fixture, against Sharpness 3rds, scheduled for Saturday was called
off today, following a pitch inspection. The surface, at Beaufort playing fields, is waterlogged and as a consequence the
fourth team will have yet another week off!
5 February 2014
Tonight's game against Cheltenham Saracens, in the Hellenic Bluefin Sports Supplementary Challenge Cup, has been
postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
1 February 2014
All games scheduled to be played today are OFF, following pitch inspections, including the First XI fixture against
Carterton and the Reserves' home game against Leonard Stanley.
29 January 2014
The First XI Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup tie, abandoned on Saturday, has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, 5
February 2014 at Cheltenham Saracens. The initial fixture had been tied 0-0 when the referee called a halt to proceedings,
following a torrential downpour and the threat of lightning.
up for John Hamilton's team will be Carterton FC, who Rovers will visit for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, in their Uhlsport
Hellenic League clash. All four sides are scheduled to be in action, weather permitting!
In other news, the Gloucestershire County Youth League, who have seen a plethora
of fixtures postponed, throughout the season, held their regular League Management Meeting last night and a decision was taken
to abandon the league cup competition, in order to reduce the amount of outstanding fixtures faced by each side. This means
Paul Cowe's side have only five games left to play this season.
25 Jan 2014
We had some football today, which
was welcome, with the Fourths and First XI in action, although by the end of the day only one game had been completed.
The First XI travelled to Cheltenham Saracens for a Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup
fixture against the Hellenic Premier Division side and were competitive and holding their opponents 0-0 when the weather intervened
and an already difficult surface was declared unplayable. The game will now need to be rescheduled and we will publish the
date as soon as it is available.
The fourth team took
on Cam Bulldogs 3rds and despite a good performance, lost 3-0, with all the opposition goals scored in the last fifteen minutes.
24 January 2014
Tuffley Rovers have decided that caretaker duo John Hamilton and Mike (Spike) Devlin will remain in charge of the
first team for the remainder of the 2013/14 playing season, with the management vacancy - following Doug Foxwell's resignation
- due to be advertised shortly.
6 Jan 2014
After some significant website
difficulties, the site is now fully working and we'll be updating it, to ensure you're kept up-to-date with news and
other events, in relation to both the football and our social club.
It may take a couple of weeks to get all pages updated but we hope that there'll be no further issues and we
can use the web-page to ensure all friends of Tuffley Rovers know what is going on at the club.
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.
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'UHLSPORT' Hellenic League
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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.