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DECEMBER 2014 AT TUFFLEY ROVERS.

SATURDAY 20TH DECEMBER- XMAS DRAW- 7.30PM START

SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER- KIDS XMAS PARTY 12 NOON-2PM IN MURRY HALL NEXT DOOR. (ONLY CHILDREN WHO PUT THERE NAME DOWN ON THE LIST IN THE CLUB BEFORE THE 5TH DECEMBER CAN ATTEND) 

XMAS EVE- MICHAEL BROWN 8-830PM START

NEW YEARS EVE- VIDEO DISCO 8PM START 

XMAS OPENING HOURS.

22ND DEC. 4PM-11PM 

23RD DEC 4PM-11PM

24TH DEC 12 NOON-4PM ( CLOSED 4-7PM) OPEN AGAIN 7PM TILL LATE

25TH DEC 11AM-1PM / 7PM TILL LATE

26TH DEC 12 NOON-11PM

27TH DEC 12 NOON- 11PM

28TH DEC 12 NOON-11PM

29TH DEC 4PM-11PM

30TH DEC 4PM-11PM

31ST DEC 12 NOON-4PM (CLOSED 4-7PM) OPEN AGAIN 7PM TILL LATE

1ST JAN 2015 12 NOON-11PM

2ND JAN 2015 12 NOON-11PM 

 

 

REPORT

TUFFLEY ROVERS 4-1 NORTH LEIGH UNITED

UHLSPORT HELLENIC LEAGUE, DIVISION ONE (WEST)

Tuffley Rovers produced a vibrant second half display, against opponents sitting higher in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One (West), to collect a valuable three points and complete a satisfactory seven days, where two previous home fixtures had seen them advance to the County Cup quarter-final and push Premier Division side Oxford City Nomads all the way in the Bluefin Sport Cup.

Watched by their smallest crowd of the season, Rovers started brightly, matching the efforts of the visitors’ youthful side, and Jordan Dowdeswell twice found himself in a goalscoring position, only for last ditch clearances to see him deprived of opportunities on goal, as first Brett James and then Warren Mann saw their run and cross come close to creating a chance for the in-form midfielder.

George Seacole was proving an influential player for North Leigh and he almost broke the deadlock, when Andy Catton’s pass found him in space but Rovers’ Aaron Taylor saved smartly as he raced off his line to beat the ball away with his feet.

Catton was also proving a handful for the Rovers defence and Glenn Gittins twice produced superb blocks to snuff out opportunities, before the forward turned Macauley Herbert to draw another fine save from Taylor on 18 minutes.

The Rovers’ keeper was definitely the busier of the two keepers and he had to be on his toes to repel further attacks, before Seacole finally broke the deadlock, on 29 minutes, as he benefited from Rory Linford-Pill’s excellent run and squared pass to guide the ball beyond Taylor’s dive, from 11 yards.

Stu Griffith was playing in a more advanced role for Rovers and moments after his side fell behind he turned sharply in the box, only to shoot high and wide of Kane Lewis’ goal.

Warren Evans’ side suffered a further blow, on 33 minutes, as Warren Mann, who has been in good form throughout the season, suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury and left the field to be replaced by Mark Ford, who was returning to the Rovers squad, after recovering from injury himself.

Ford’s introduction caused a re-shuffle of Evans’ team and North Leigh took advantage, creating further chances, most notably when another run by Linford-Pill saw him exchange

passes with Seacole, before the latter produced a shot that, once again, forced Taylor to produce a smart save to keep the deficit to a single goal.

The half-time interval saw Sammy Drew withdrawn and replaced by Matty Minett but North Leigh had the early chances and Alfie Saunders went close to extending the lead on 53 minutes, when his shot was turned onto the bar by Taylor, who was producing an inspired performance to keep Rovers in the game.

Three minutes later, Kieran Squires, who had netted his first goal for the club against Hanham Athletic in midweek, should have added to his tally but he headed wide from close range as Brett James’ corner found him free at the far post.

If Evans was concerned that this missed opportunity would prove costly, he needn’t have worried, as just one minute later Griffith’s curved pass found Ashley Davies, who had moved into a more advanced midfield role, and he lifted the ball past Lewis to level the scores on 57 minutes.

Rovers were now exercising more control on the flow of the game, on a difficult pitch, but North Leigh remained a threat, as both sides traded blows, in a good contest for the neutral.

On 78 minutes, the game took a decisive turn, in Rovers’ favour, when James delivered another inviting corner, which Squires powered home from close range, marginally ahead of Dowdeswell. Within four minutes, James was again influential, as he battled for possession on the edge of North Leigh’s penalty area and the ball fell to Ford, who celebrated his return to the squad by turning the ball past Lewis from 10 yards.

If Taylor had kept Rovers in the game, James’ final contribution proved decisive, as his final corner caused mayhem in the visitors’ area and when Gittins controlled the ball he had enough space to turn and then fire home from 8 yards on 86 minutes.

There were further chances as both sides went close but when referee, Adi Matthews, called a halt to proceedings, Rovers were able to reflect on a satisfying result, thanks to Taylor’s agility and a spell that yielded three goals in 12 second half minutes.  

NOVEMBER 29

This weekend provided winners all round for the four senior Tuffley teams. The first team run out 4-1 winners in the Hellenic league clash against North Leigh United at Glevum park (match report to follow). The Reserve eleven put in what there management team of Steve Cowe and Neil Brinkworth called impressive and mature for such a young side. The game was away to Dursley town in the County Cup and started with the home side applying pressure which the Tuffley team soaked up for several minutes and then went through the gears to take control of the game leading to goals for Dean Bernhard (2), Mark Wallington and Lee Brinkworth and a 0-4 win.

The Third team had there biggest game of the season so far at home to Frocester who were in 2nd place behind Tuffley and in good recent form. The reverse fixture earlier in the season had been a tense and frantic affair with several bookings and a sending off for Frocester. That game had ended 3-1 to Tuffley and this game proved to be another energy packed affair. The game had its first major incident within 5 minutes of the start with a long ball catching the Tuffley defense napping and leading to a last ditch tackle from goalkeeper Andy Wiffen which conceded a penalty to be converted with a cool head by the Frocester captain. The game continued to be played at a fast pace and Tuffley got back into the match with a goal from newly returned striker Leigh Skip.It was a free kick from about 25 yards out which was struck with pace and was lost in flight by the goalkeeper to hit the back of the net. Skip proved his quality again later in the half when he ran onto a through ball to hit a very early shot which again left the keeper caught by surprise and curled into the bottom corner. The half time score of 2-1 meant that Frocester had to come with all guns blazing 2nd half. They did not let anyone down and a change of formation gave them a new energy and they put the Tuffley defence under constant pressure missing several excellent chances to score.Also Tuffley defended for ther lives with Derry Stevens standing out throughout the game. Frocester finally got there reward again from a Tuffley mistake when a chance to clear the ball at the front post was missed and the ball was headed home by the Frocester forward. 

Frocester really turned the screw now and it was last ditch tackles and blocks by Tuffley which kept them in the game. A shout from Tuffley captain Dave Cornock to hang on  as we would get one more chance in the game proved to be right on the money and with 15 minutes remaining a pass across the Frocester penalty box somehow run all the way through to Skip at the left hand side of the box he took one touch and fire the ball hard and low into the net to complete his hatrick and kickstart Tuffley celebrations. The goal gave Tuffley a new energy and they saw out the rest of the game to complete a excellent victory and remain in pole position in the league.

The Forth team played a friendly at home which they won comfortably 7-3 to continue there improved performaces with a very young side. 

 

OCTOBER 31 2014
 Tommorow is the big day for Tuffley Rovers First Team as they travel to Plymouth to try and progress to the next round of the FA Vase in what will prove to be a tough test against a Plymouth Parkway side which won the treble last season. The Tuffley side should feel confident as they have started the season well and have only suffered 2 defeats in the league so far. To keep a track of the game tomorrow watch our twitter and facebook pages for regular updates.
 The reserve team have a home game against Wotton Rovers in the Northern Senior League a win would help to maintain the promotion push they are hoping to achieve this year.

OCTOBER 24 2014

 Todays senior section fixtures see all 4 sides action . The first team try to bounce back after last weeks disappointing result with a home game against Carterton ko. 3pm Glevum Park.

 The Reserve team have a tough away game in the Senior Amateur Cup at Ruardean Hill Rangers ko 2.30pm.

The Third team hope to continue there excellent season so far when they play Bush Fc  in the Charity Cup  ko 2.30pm at Beaufort.

The Final game is the Forth team taking on Cam Bulldogs in the stroud league where they home to improve on there inconsistent form.

        TUFFLEY ARE HEADING SOUTH.

October 15 2014
 
As many of you will be aware Tuffley First team have been drawn away against Plymouth Parkway in the first round of the F.A .Vase. The game is to be played on Saturday the 1st of November at Bolitho park in Plymouth. The club are looking into the possibility of another Fun bus to take fans to the game so keep a eye on our facebook page and wedsite for further information. The one thing that is gauranteed is that the lads in the First team are excited to get on with the game and try to progress another round. Best of luck lads. ''UP THE ROVERS'' .

Click link for Plymouth Parkway wedsite

October 11 2014
  It has been a great weekend for the Tuffley sides with 4 wins out of 4 and a goal aggregate of 17-2.
 The First team won there away game 4-0 against Letcombe Fc to continue there great form this season. The Reserve team is also on a excellent run winning 4-0 against Smiths Athletic in a victory that sent them to the top of the table.
 The Third team put in a impressive display to be close rivals in the league Minchinhampton Town 5-1. The victory kept the Rovers on the heels of league leaders Alkerton. The 4th team also are starting to see the rewards for a policy of introducing young players into a experianced team with a excellent 4-1 win against Uley Reserves. Josiah Gordon getting all 4 on his debut. 

OCTOBER 4 2014
                                                                                                                                                                           EVERSLEY & CALIFORNIA 3-3 TUFFLEY ROVERS(AET)
                                                            
(TUFFLEY ROVERS WIN 6-5 ON PENALTIES)                                                                                                                                                                                   Throughout the season to date, Tuffley Rovers have not made life easy for themselves and the recurrent theme emerged again, as they threw away a 3-1 lead, in the last seven minutes of extra-time, before emerging as winners from a penalty shoot-out in their first FA Vase tie since the 2004/05 season.Warren Evans’ Hellenic League side took a strong away following to face their Combined Counties League opponents, to the extent that the relatively small crowd of 49 was made up primarily of away supporters, who helped create a terrific atmosphere at the Eversley ground, near Reading.Having controlled the early stages of the game, Rovers were stunned into action when they fell behind, on 27 minutes, to a stunning free-kick from Matt Neems, with the thirty-five yard strike evading Aaron Taylor and bouncing in off the crossbar, as it swerved and dipped into the goal.Despite the set-back, Rovers deservedly levelled three minutes later, as Warren Mann set Brett James free and his angled run and shot beat Chris Bowles in the hosts’ goal.The half-time interval came and went, without further incident, as the second half saw both sides having a share of possession but neither carrying any real goal scoring threat. Marcus Foxwell went close on 75 minutes, as he attempted to match Neems’ effort, only to see Bowles push the ball wide, but that was the nearest either side came to scoring before the tie entered extra-time, with the score at 1-1.Any fears that the game would drift through the extra period and into a penalty shoot-out were soon eliminated, as within two minute of the re-start, Shayne Bradley lofted a free-kick towards the goal and after Bowles failed to hold the ball, Ashley Davies was on-hand to fire the ball home from two yards.

Buoyed by this, Rovers carried an increasing threat and early in the second period of extra-time, they scored what should have been the decisive goal, as Bradley met Brett James’ quick free-kick and fired into the roof of the net from 6 yards, on 111 minutes.

Within two minutes, however, Charlie Lynch met Gareth Evans’ corner to head high into the top corner of Taylor’s net and in a nervy end to the game Rovers lost possession and a neat passing move ended with Craig Smith firing low beyond Taylor to make it 3-3 and send the game in to a penalty shoot-out.After Eversely had missed their first spot-kick, Rovers scored through Bradley and Mann, before James struck a post to restore parity. With each side then scoring each attempt, the game entered sudden-death and after Taylor brilliantly saved Eversley’s seventh kick, substitute Elliot King confidently placed the ball into the corner of the net and sent the Rovers players and supporters into rapture, as they clinched a 6-5 victory and a place in the first round proper. Report by N.Spiller

13 SEPTEMBER 2014
 A great weekend again for the Tuffley senior teams as it was 3 wins and a draw from the 4 games. The 1st team continued there excellent start to the season with a 2-1 win at home to Clanfield. The result leaves Tuffley sitting 2nd in the table behind Longlevens.
 The 2nd team also are having a promising start to the season and the picked up another point away from home when they visited close rivals in the table Avonvale United. It was a very entertaining game which finished 4-4.
 The 3rd team although missing several regular team players still produced a excellent away performace against Berkeley Town Reserves to win 1-2. The goals came from Dave Cornock and Milorad Malasevic in what should have been a much more comfortable win.
 The final game to report on was a 4th team home win against Tredworth Tigers. The 4th team field several new young players and welcomimg back some older club players ran out winners 3-1. WELL DONE LADS?.

6 SEPTEMBER 2014
 
Its been a great weekend for the senior sides that were in action. The 2nd and 3rd team both had home games while the 4th team game was cancelled due to Cam Bulldogs being unable to raise a team.
The 2nd team put in a great performace to continue there good start to the season with a 3-1 win against local rivals Longford FC. The goals came from Dean Barnard (2) and Ryan Brown. It was Barnards 8th of the season already as his excellent form continues.
 The 3rd team put in a powerfull performance to get there season back on track after a 1-0 midweek defeat to Longford Reserves with a 7-0 win against Cotswold Rangers. The goals coming from Stuart Griffith(2) , Milorad Malesevic and Keiran Dobbins in the 1st half . The 2nd half saw Rob Cook,Tim Baker and Keiran Boughton add to Tuffleys Total.

30 AUGUST 2014
 It was a mixed bag of results this weekend for the 4 senior sides at the club. The fisrt team contiued there excellent start to the season with a 3-1 win over New College Swindon. The goals came from Shane Bradley (2) and Mark ford.
 The Reserve team had a poor result after ther good recent results going down 3-0 to Lydney Town Reserves.
 The 3rd XI put in a excellent team performance to secure a 0-3 win away to Frocester. The goals coming from Ashley Chamberlain,Dave Cornock (pen) and Leigh Skipp.
The 4th XI also had a disappointing start with a 0-4 defeat to wickwar in there first game.

29 AUGUST 2014
 
The Senior section games for 30/8/2014.
 1xl home to New College Swindon (3pm)
 2xl away at Lydney Town reserves (3pm)
 3xl away at Frocester (Plock court 2.30pm)
 4xl home to Wickwar (2.30pm)

 This weekend is the first of the season with all the sides playing so if everyone can make it to the Social club after for beer and food we can start the season as we mean to go on. SEE YOU THERE.

23 AUGUST 2014.
                          FINE AWAY WIN FOR TUFFLEY.
 Tuffley travelled to Lydney Town today to take on a side with whom they have often played out very entertaining and competitive games in recent meetings. The game started at a fast unrelenting pace with Tuffley starting very well closing the home team down at every oppurtunity. Elliot King had the first chance for Tuffley when he broke beyond the defence only to see his shot saved.
The early pressure paid off for the away side when a corner from the left side was headed on by Elliot King and side footed home at the back post by Ashley Davis.The rest of the first half saw a even match with neither team creating a clear cut chance.
The second half saw Lydney Town take more control of the game and create a increasing number of chances. Tuffley were reduced to defending in numbers and trying to catch the home side on the break. It was some excellent defending and team work that kept the score at 1 nil and gave Tuffley the victory and left Lydney feeling they should of got something from the game.

11 AUGUST 2014
ROVERS READY FOR LEAGUE CAMPAIGN!The Uhlsport Hellenic League season kicked-off on Saturday and although Tuffley Rovers have had to wait until Tuesday to start their campaign, they are in buoyant mood ahead of their first fixture, at home to Fairford Town (kick-off 7:45pm at Glevum Park). Despite losing twice to Fairford Town last season, Rovers have seen a change of management, with Warren Evans taking the helm and this has seen a turnaround in the shape of the squad, with a number of new players added to the squad. The latest to sign is Brett James, who was formerly with Gloucester City.“Brett can be a player who makes a real difference to our team”, said Evans. “We’ve got a hard working side but he’ll add some of the quality and creativity that we’ve perhaps missed in pre-season.”The only concern for Evans is the fitness of several players, including Club Captain Shayne Bradley and new signing James. “It has been touch and go with some of the players but I’m confident that we’ll have a strong side out on Tuesday”, said Evans, who was also able to confirm that centre-half Glenn Gittins had re-signed for the club, as had former Gloucester City captain Neil Griffiths.The addition of James, Griffiths and Gittins has left Evans with a very strong squad, which he believes is capable of bettering the sixth place finish achieved in 2013/14, albeit in a stronger, more competitive division, now that several sides have bolstered their playing squads, whilst three new sides, Longlevens AFC, Cirencester Town Development and Wantage Town Reserves have joined Division One (West).They won’t have an easy start to the season, as they play a side that finished two places above them in 2013/14. Fairford also have the benefit of already seeing competitive action this season as they started their season on Saturday and played out a thrilling 5-4 win against another Gloucestershire side, Shortwood United Reserves. A final twist to this particular games comes in the form of Fairford Town’s new sponsor, Burger Star (Gloucester), having been Rovers’ sponsor last season – as their company logo suggests, this might be case of seeing which is the “Best By Far”!

9 August 2014
 
This weekend saw the season start properly for the Reserve Team as they played away in the Reg Davis Memorial cup against Leonard Stanley. The final result was disappointing as it ended in a 3-1 defeat with Ben Conie scoring the Tuffley goal. Team Manager Steve Cowe commented,"the team played some very good football and are starting to show some great passeges of play but we just need to show more cutting edge in and around the penalty area".
 The 3rd and 4th teams both had friendlies on Saturday as they build up to the start of there seasons. The 3rd team drew 0-0 away to new side Stroud FC from Division 1 of the Cirencester League. In a game that was disrupted on several occasions due to injuries both sides created chances with the best being a penalty awarded to Stroud in the 2nd half which was blasted wide by the Stroud player. The 4th team had there first friendly of the season at Plock court against Slimbridge 3rds. The game ended in a 3-2 defeat with Callum Francis scoring both goals.

26th July.

This weekend saw 3 teams from the club play friendlies. The 1st team played there rearranged fixture against King Stanley which fell foul to last weekends bad weather. A solitary goal for Steve Bick in the first 10mins was enough to secure a result for Tuffley in what was a good natured but competitive game. The Reserve team won there game away to Longlevens 3rds by 3-1. The final game was between Tuffley's 3rd team and Quedgeley Wanderers which saw a 2-2 draw. Well done lads another good weekend. It was also the first game where the new Owen Claridge Suite was in use. The response from the customers was very positive on how it was a improvement  on previous facilities. The next time you are down the ground for a game make sure you try it out and tell us what you think. Till the next time" UP THE ROVERS".

19 July 2014
Despite weeks of heat that left the Glevum Park pitch in need of water, the torrential rain of the past 48 hours put paid to both friendly fixtures today. Following a morning pitch inspection, Secretary Neil Spiller had no alternative but to call both games, against Kings Stanley sides, off.
Fortunately, neither first team had a game next Saturday, so that fixture has been re-arranged.
Next up for each side is a midweek tie:
 
FIRST XI - Away v Wellington FC - Wednesday, 23 July (7:30pm)
RESERVES - Home v Stonehouse Town - Wednesday 23 July (7pm)
 
We'd welcome supporters to Glevum Park on Wednesday to cheer on Steve Cowe's side and would be delighted to see some of you make the trip to Herefordshire for the first team game.
 

15 July 2014
The first home game of the season is upon us as we have two games for the price of one this weekend at Glevum Park. The Reserve team kick off at 12:30pm in their game against King Stanley Reserves and the first team then play King Stanley's 1st team at 4pm. The new hospitality suite is now open, so refreshments and food will be available all day.

4 July 2014
PRESS RELEASE
ROVERS RETURN…TO THE FA VASE!              
After a gap of over ten years, Tuffley Rovers AFC will return to the FA Vase competition this season and received confirmation of the draw today, as the FA announced the draws for all their cup competitions.The Uhlsport Hellenic League side have progressed automatically to the Second Qualifying Round of the Vase competition, where they will face a trip to Eversley & California FC, of the Combined Counties Premier Division on 4 October 2014.

Club Secretary, Neil Spiller, said this was an exciting piece of new for the club and added “There is a lot of optimism at Tuffley Rovers at the present time, following the appointment of our manager, Warren Evans, and also having secured some fantastic sponsorship deals, so this draw has added to the buzz everyone has been feeling ahead of the new season. We’re keen to do well in the FA Vase and hope to take a few supporters along with us to Eversley.”

4 July 2014

As part of our changes to the website we are adding a gallery page, so we can add photos new and old ,embarrassing or not, of teams, players and events that have taken place at Tuffley Rovers in previous years. If you have any photos  which you would like to add to the gallery then please send them to our admin@tuffleyroversfc.co.uk email address and we will post them.

30 June 2014

Its that time of year again that all football players least like its preseason training. As of the week commencing the 2nd July the training will begin in earnest for the new season. Training for the 1st and 2nd teams start Tuesday the 1st of July and the 3rd and 4th teams start on Wednesday the 2nd of July at 6.30pm at Glevum park our home ground. All players old and new are very welcome. Come along and see the improvments to the facilities at the ground at the same time.

 

PRESS RELEASE

SPONSORSHIP BOOST FOR TUFFLEY ROVERS

Having moved to appoint new managers for all their sides, Tuffley Rovers AFC have now secured a series of lucrative deals with sponsors ahead of the 2014/15 playing season, which will see all their senior sides playing in new kit, supplied by local company Zapkam.

Following on from the appointment of Warren Evans as first team manager, the Uhlsport Hellenic League side have now secured a sponsorship deal with brewery Molson Coors which will see the club play in a new kit, in their traditional claret and blue colours, during the new season, with a change to an all white change strip.

 “We’ve been working with Tuffley Rovers for many years now and when the opportunity came to consider a formal sponsorship deal, we were delighted to be in a position to support the club”, said Paula Jones of Molson Coors. “It is our intention that this will be part of a long-term association with the team and that we can support them in achieving success, both on and off the field”.

There was further terrific news for the club when they secured a second, substantial sponsorship deal with Altripan UK Ltd, a leading independent importer for quality plywood and panel products, as a consequence of their relationship with Andy Simpson, an Altripan Director, who has been a long time supporter of the club.

The deal will see all four of Rovers’ Saturday afternoon sides wearing Altripan training kit, whilst there will also be new kits for the third and fourth teams, who play in the Stroud & District Football League, both bearing the Altripan logo. This renews the support that has been in place for the third team over the past two seasons but extends much further through the club.

“Tuffley Rovers is a club that I feel very much a part of”, said Andy Simpson, “So it was without hesitation that I took the opportunity to extend the relationship between Altripan and the club and I hope that the support we’ve been able to provide will help the club in their quest for success during the next playing season.”

In addition, Hanman Split have renewed their sponsorship of the club’s reserve squad, who play in the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League, which means there will be a new – and consistent – playing strip for each senior section side.

Club Secretary, Neil Spiller, said “By securing the new sponsorship with three major supporters, at the same time, we have the opportunity to refresh the Tuffley Rovers brand and for the first time, all four Saturday afternoon teams will be wearing the same kit. The deals with Altripan and Molson Coors are extremely significant for the club, as we continue to try and develop our potential, both on and off the field.”

Spiller also welcomed the deal with Zapkam, who will be the preferred supplier of kits to the senior section, after providing many of the youth section teams with kit over the past few seasons.

“We are very much a community club and arranging a deal with a side that has an inextricable link to the county we play in, is a really attractive option”, said Spiller. “By joining forces with Zapkam, we will ensure that we will receive good quality kits, to our specification, at a very competitive price but, in addition, it enables all our players, from Under 7 to adult football, to play in the same kit, creating a single brand for the club.”

Will Pedrick, Managing Director of Zapkam, said the kit supplier was pleased to have forged an association with the Tuffley club. “We value our relationship with each of the many clubs we supply kit to and are delighted to add a club with the history of Tuffley Rovers to that list”, he said.

All this is timely, as Rovers move towards the start of their pre-season campaign, with training resuming during week commencing 30 June. Anyone interested in playing for the club can contact them via admin@tuffleyroversfc.co.uk for further details.

Any local company interested in identifying further sponsorship opportunities should contact Secretary Neil Spiller via the same address.

End.                                                                                                                   

6 & 7 June 2014
This weekend saw the presentation evenings for both the Youth and Senior sections at The Crypt School in Gloucester. The Youth section held their evening on Friday and it was a huge success. The Youth section Chairman Roy Craddock commented, "The night was great and thanks to all the Parents and Managers for all their hard work over the whole season. We hope that the Youth section will now go from strength to strength on the back of this evening".
 The Senior section had their presentation the following night and although it was a smaller event, it was enjoyed by all those who attended. The Senior section Chairman Neil Brinkworth commented, "It's always enjoyable to hand out awards to the players and helpers who make this club what it is. I hope that with the improvements we intend to make to the club facilities and infrastructure over the next couple of years, we will be able to provide a great experience to any footballer young or old for many years to come".
 The final word is from the Football Committee to all those who work so hard to make this club what it is and that is "onwards and upwards".
(pictures of the evening will follow shortly or you can find them on our facebook page.) 

2 June 2014
Are you an experienced football Manager looking for a new challenge or just starting out in management and looking to gain more knowledge. If you are either of these then contact us as we are looking for a Manager for a Ladies team which we are in the process of forming.
This new team is to give Tuffley Rovers the chance to provide football to the ladies of the local community and further afield. GIVE US A CALL NOW.

27 May 2014
Tuffley Rovers have begun their preparation for the 2014/15 season by appointing new managers to each of their four senior sides.

warren evans hellenic footballThe most significant change is the appointment of Warren Evans as first team manager, meaning a return to the club he formerly played for and briefly managed. He replaces Doug Foxwell, who quit in December 2013, after John Hamilton’s caretaker stint until the end of last season.

Evans (pictured) , who was manager for a matter of months when the club withdrew from the Hellenic League eleven years ago, before going on to have successful spells at Hardwicke, the Gloucester City Development XI and most recently as a coach at Cirencester Town, is delighted to be given the chance to take up the reins. “This is a job I’ve always wanted”, said Evans. “When the opportunity came it was too good to ignore and I am extremely keen to bring long-term success to the club.”

Football Chairman, Neil Brinkworth, confirmed that Evans’ appointment was one the club were excited by. “When our football committee met with Warren and other candidates, the decision was unanimous. Warren’s enthusiasm, ambition and pragmatism shone through and we had no hesitation in offering him this opportunity.”

Evans’ return to Rovers is not the only new managerial appointment at the club, as the club’s reserve side, third and fourth teams also had new managers. Steve Cowe, a former professional footballer at Aston Villa and Swindon Town, has returned to coaching and will manage the reserve squad in the Northern Senior League. Cowe, who lives locally, is looking to combine his business commitments at Inside Football, an indoor leisure and coaching facility at Brimscombe, with a return to competitive football.

In addition, two former Under 18 players, Dan Gillespie and Jamie Harper have returned to the club to take up the third team management responsibilities, with Mark Troke appointed as the fourth team manager.

“Everyone at the club is excited at these appointments”, said Brinkworth, “We see this as a positive time for the club and are optimistic that all sides can do well in the season. We are extremely grateful for the contribution made by John Hamilton and Mike Devlin, who took up the first team duties after Doug left, as well as the efforts that all our outgoing managers made during the last season.”

As promised, some pictures of the on going work at Glevum Park to the pitch and Portacabin

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 The kitchen and service hatch

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(below)The kitchen area

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The area around the top penalty area requiring drainage and re-seeding work

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(below)The refreshment area viewed from the kitchen.

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26 May 2014
The website is undergoing an update over the next few weeks, in preparation for the new season which will be on us before we know it.
On another subject, the ground has already undergone some pitch improvements with the drainage being flushed in the problem area around the upper penalty box and extra drainage holes have been added. The improvement has already been noticed in the recent rain. The pitch has also undergone re-seeding and decompacting to improve the playing surface.
The work on the portacabin to convert it to an on-site function/refreshment area is nearer to completion with flooring and ceilings all complete and painted. The water and drainage is installed and with only the kitchen to complete we are on schedule for our upcoming inspection in preparation for next season. We will be posting pictures shortly

8 April 2014
The 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
Tonight's 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
Tonight's U18 fixture is off, after the torrential rain over the last 24 hours left Glevum Park waterlogged.

5 April 2014
The 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
There 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
The 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
Just 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
After 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 Cronshaw netting.
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
The fixtures keep coming thick and fast, with the Reserves in action last night and a full programme of fixtures scheduled for the weekend.
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.
This weekend will see all four senior sides in Saturday action, as follows:
 
FIRST XI v Hook Norton
Wotton Rovers v RESERVES
THIRDS v McCadam FC
Hawkesbury Stallions v FOURTHS 

18 March 2014
The 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. 
Here's 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
What a great day 15 March was! All four senior sides were in action and all four secured a valuable three points each.
John 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.
The third 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 Town
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
There are another four senior side fixtures scheduled for tomorrow, as follows:
 
Carterton v FIRST XI
Soudley v RESERVES
Stonehouse Town 3rds v THIRDS
FOURTHS v Avonvale United 3rds

13 March 2014
Hard 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
Three 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
There are four senior sides fixtures scheduled for tomorrow, as follows:
 
FIRST XI v Malmesbury Victoria
Smiths Athletic v RESERVES
THIRDS v Barnwood United Reserves
Wickwar Wanderers Reserves v FOURTHS  
 
We are hoping all the games will go ahead, as scheduled. Good luck to all our teams. 

5 March 2014
We 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.
The 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.  

1 March 2014
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.

28 February 2014
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, proving decisive. 

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.
News 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.
Whatever 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.
Next 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, Neil Spiller.

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

We've 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 Rocks.
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 report available.

25 Aug 2013

There 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.

There was a 2-2 draw for the Reserves, in their last pre-season fixture against Broadwell Amateurs, with Franklin Ojukwu scoring twice.

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 Amateurs
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 follows:
Uhlsport Hellenic League - FIRST XI v Hook Norton (Away, 3pm)
Friendlies: RESERVES v Old Richians (Home, 3pm)
                  THIRDS v 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.
Finally, 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 will follow.
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.
The Reserves 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.

5 July 2013
The press release circulated earlier this week made the news today:
Merger with Windsor Drive

2 July 2013

“ROVERS FORMALISE 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 future.”

This 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.

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28 June 2013
GROUND IMPROVEMENTS 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.

PRE-SEASON TRAINING. 

1st&2nd team. Tuesday and Thursday night.

3rd&4th teams. Wednesday night.

Training is at Glevum Park and each session starts at 6.30pm.


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'UHLSPORT' Hellenic League

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Gloucestershire Northern Senior League

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Stroud & District Football League
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Gloucestershire Football Association

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Gloucestershire County Youth Football League

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Gloucester Youth League

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The Football Association

For the 2014/15 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. 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.