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June 2020

Supporters' Club Launch 100 Club
Supporters' Club Launch 100 Club
The Supporters' Club have taken the decision to end their bonus ball game (Separate from Chunky's one which will continue) - This will be replaced by a 100 club.
Leanne Barrett
Leanne Barrett
It's with very heavy hearts that the club reports the sad news that Jamie Barretts wife Leanne passed away this morning after her amazingly courageous battle with lung cancer. Due to his magnificent service to our club Gresley Rovers/ FC over the years the club has become part of Jamie's extended family and so we send our love and sincerest condolences to both Jamie and all his family. We are all here for any need he may have.
Bob's Just The Job
Bob's Just The Job
Gresley FC confirm the appointment and return to the club of physio Bob Elliot for the upcoming season. The experienced and popular physio has had a previous spell at the moat ground before moving elsewhere following Gavin Hurrens spell in charge and finished up last season at Barrow Town.
Raffle Draw
Raffle Draw
The raffle was drawn this morning (Saturday). Have a look here to see if you've won.

July 2020

Rovers Return
Rovers Return
Chairman Mark Alflat and his board of directors are delighted to announce that Gresley Rovers are back in non-league football.
Paul Sullivan Named Captain
Paul Sullivan Named Captain
Striker Paul Sullivan has been named as captain for when the new season starts. Paul played four games for us at the beginning of last season before moving to Evesham.
Gresley Rovers Mask
Gresley Rovers Mask
The government has decreed that everyone will have to wear a mask or face covering on public transport and from the 24th July in all shops.
New Signings
New Signings
As well as the signing of Paul Sullivan last week, joint managers Carl Abbott and Gary Norton have announced futher signings as they begin to buld their squad.
League Allocations
League Allocations
The FA have released the constitutions of the leagues and for Gresley Rovers there is no change. We remain in the Midland Premier League. However, as things stand the league will be playing with just 19 teams. This allocation is subject to confirmation
Season Start Date
Season Start Date
The Midland Premier League has issued information that all Divisions will commence League fixtures on Saturday 5th September 2020. All entrants into the ground for any fixture will be required to give contact details for track and trace purposes.
Two More Sign In
Two More Sign In
The Gresley management continue to build their squad with the signing of two more. Moat Ground favorite Joe Haines is joined by midfielder Lee Butler.
Why Not Join The Gresley Roverlution?
Why Not Join The Gresley Roverlution?
Would like to join the Gresley Roverlution? Why not have a look at sponsorship packages we have available. They can be found in the sponsorship section of the website Home Page.
Mark Alflat
Mark Alflat
Mark will be out of action for a while. Last week he had a stroke completely out of the blue despite being otherwise fit and healthy. He has said he does not want sympathy and that he will try every day to improve and get back to the person he was. He said "I am a fighter and that will help. Thankyou for your support.~ Everyone at Gresley Rovers wishes Mark a swift and full recovery.
More Sign On For Rovers
More Sign On For Rovers
Four good local talents have signed again for Rovers. Lucas Harrison, Ben Allsop, Jake McIntosh and Connor Ward have all committed for the new season.
Pre-Season Friendlies
Pre-Season Friendlies
Please note that, under the present guidence, all pre-season friendlies will be behind closed doors. NO supporters will be allowed into the ground. Should the guidence change will will keep you informed. Please help us to help you.
Season Tickets
Season Tickets
Season tickets are available to order via the Club Shop. For this season Adult season tickets are reduced to £105 as an appreciation to the early end of last season. The concession season ticket is priced at £70. Under 16 season ticket will be £15 if accompanied with an adult season ticket holder. Please note FA and League Cup games are not included.
Three More Sign In
Three More Sign In
Three more additions to the Gresley squad. Two are familiar faces and the other a new one. Joining the Roverlution are Danny Holmes, Cam Steele and Danny Munday

August 2020

Rovers In FA Cup
Rovers In FA Cup
The FA have release the list of teams accepted into the FA Cup for season 2020-2021 and Gresley Rovers have been accepted. The extra preliminary rounds are scheduled for Tue 1st September (Covid permitted), and the early draws released on Tue 18th August.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
There has been a fixture change. The away visit to Shepshed Dynamo has been cancelled and we will now be playing at home to Heanor Town on Thur 27th August - 7.45pm kick off.
Face Mask Update
Face Mask Update
Due to the manufacturer having to go into lock down for a week this has resulted in a slight delay with the face masks. Production has re-started and should have the first 100 within 2 weeks. Should you wish to order a mask(s) contact info@gresleyrovers.com, @Abbo9966 or @MattWildsmith1
MJ Cars Join The Roverlution
MJ Cars Join The Roverlution
Gresley Rovers would like to thank Mark Baxter - MJ Cars for kindly sponsoring our Reserves.
Fans Forum
Fans Forum
A Fans Forum will be held in the Club House on Thursday August 20th starting at 7.30pm. The forum will provide a summary of off field activities including Covid preparations, but more importantly a chance for the new Management to give their thoughts on the squad and new season.
First Three Fixtures Released
First Three Fixtures Released
The Midland Football League have released the first fixtures (subject to changes due to Covid restrictions). Rovers begin their new season at home on Saturday Sept 5th to Racing Club Warwick. Followed by a long midweek trip to Stourport Swifts on Tues 8th Sept.
Face Masks
Face Masks
The Gresley Rovers face masks are available from tomorrow (Sunday). Matt Wildsmith will be at the Moat Ground between 11 and 12 noon for collection and payment. Should you not be able to collect or you would like to order a mask contact Matt mattwildsmith88@gmail.com
Rovers Begin Cup Journey At Home
Rovers Begin Cup Journey At Home
Gresley Rovers begin their Emirates FA Cup journey at home to uhlsport Hellenic League West side Wellington FC scheduled for Tuesday 1st September. The winners will be away to either Hanley Town or Lye Town on Saturday 12th September.
Important Notice - Supporters Back In
Important Notice - Supporters Back In
As you may have heard, non-league football clubs can begin to admit spectators from Saturday 22nd August. At step 5, we are limited to just 150 spectators until the end of August which will include a proportion of away visitors. So, it will be first come first served for Rovers supporters.
New Kit Launch
New Kit Launch
Gresley Rovers have launched their new home and away kit. Details of how supporters can order and the prices coming soon. #roverlution
Admission Charge For Stafford Rangers Game
Admission Charge For Stafford Rangers Game
The admission charge for tomorrow's game at the Moat Ground is £5. Please note that we are restricted to 150 spectators which includes away supporters.
Fans Forum
Fans Forum
At Thursday’s Fans Forum the board members and management where in attendance to answer questions from the good turnout of supporters....
New Shirts Available To Order.
New Shirts Available To Order.
The new Home & Away shirts are now available to order. Adult shirts are £39.99 and Children’s £29.99. If you want to personalise your shirt with either a name or number or both the cost will be £5. You can order via the club shop on the website or at the Moat Ground on any first team match day. If you are personalising a shirt and you order at the Moat, payment in full will be required. We are advised that delivery will be around 4 weeks.

September 2020

First Line of Defence:
First Line of Defence:
With Gresley’s pre-season having come to a close at the weekend, Rovers begin their FA Cup journey at home to Wellington tonight (Tuesday).
Peter Jenkinson
Peter Jenkinson
It is with sadness that we have to report the recent death of former secretary and great supporter of the club Peter Jenkinson. Peter was secretary for many years and will be remembered by many of the older supporters. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Margaret, friends and family.
Help Us To Help You
Help Us To Help You
If you are planning to visit the Moat you can help us to help you. We have to take your name and contact number to comply with the Track & Trace. So, to to prevent as much of a delay as possible on entry to the ground, we are asking you to jot your name and number on a piece of paper before you arrive and to hand in at the gate. You will then only have to have your temperature taken and pay or show your season ticket or sponsor pass. Thank you.
New Signing
New Signing
The club are please to announce the signing of Regan Upton. Regan is a 24 year old Burton based central defender who can also play in midfield. The former Wolves U23 Captain and Tamworth player is the final piece of the jigsaw in the squad ahead of the league campaign kicking off this weekend.
Can You Help?
Can You Help?
Can you help us? We need someone who is willing to sell raffle tickets around the ground on a First Team match day. If you can help, please have a word with either the secretary or chairman alternatively you can email Mark Alflat markalflat@hotmail.co.uk
Swifts Game Off
Swifts Game Off
Tuesday's game at Stourport Swifts has been postponed due to reasons beyond our control. A new date will be arranged.
Kavanagh Leaves & McIntosh Goes On Loan
Kavanagh Leaves & McIntosh Goes On Loan
Midfielder Liam Kavanagh has left the club in search of regular football. The midfielder impressed in pre-season training and game but has decided to look elsewhere in order to try and get more pitch time. The club wishes Liam all the best for the future.
New Covid Information
New Covid Information
New Covid guidelines have been issued so please adhere to them if you are coming to a game at the Moat Ground. We ask you to download the NHS Track & Trace App before attending....more
Steele Leaves
Steele Leaves
Cameron Steele has left the club to return to former club Stapenhill FC in search of regular football. The club wish Cam all the best for the rest of the season. In other news Regan Upton joins Jake Macintosh in a “duel form” loan agreement with Graham St Prims to get some games in as he looks to regainmatch fitness following a few injuries in pre season that meant he didn’t feature in any of Rovers pre season games.

October 2020

No Pitch Inspection
No Pitch Inspection
It has been decided that no pitch inspection is needed so this afternoon's game is on.
Fixture Change
Fixture Change
It has now been confirmed that the Buildbase FA Vase game due to be played at Coventry next weekend has now been re-scheduled to be played at the Moat Ground next Saturday 10th October with a kick off at 3pm.
Entry For Saturday
Entry For Saturday
We are expecting a good crowd on Saturday which will be around the maximum allowed under the present guidance. If you want to reserve your admission please contact Ian Collins Ian.collins@gresleyrovers.com or Steve Shrive Gresleysc@gmail.com If you want to pay on the gate get to the Moat early.
Season Ticket Holders Information
Season Ticket Holders Information
Although season tickets are not valid for FA games with holders having to pay, any Gresley season ticket holder who wants to book a place in the ground for Saturday, please email Ian Collins Ian.collins@gresleyrovers.com or Steve Shrive Gresleysc@gmail.com
Buildbase FA Vase 1st Round Proper Draw
Buildbase FA Vase 1st Round Proper Draw
Gresley Rovers have been draw away in the Buildbase FA Vase 1st Round Proper to North West Counties Premier side Congleton Town with the match scheduled for Saturday 31st October - 3pm. This means the Sporting Khalsa fixture scheduled for the same day will now have to be re-arranged.
FA Vase Shirts Ready To Order
FA Vase Shirts Ready To Order
You can now order the new Vase shirt via the Club Shop. Prices and sizes are as the Home and Away shirts.
Fixture Re-Arranged
Fixture Re-Arranged
Our home game against Sporting Khalsa, scheduled to have been played on Saturday 31st October, will now be played on Tuesday 3rd November - 7.45pm
u18's Game Postponed
u18's Game Postponed
Due to our opponents having players that need to self isolate tomorrow's u18's game at the Moat against Mountsorrel Juniors has been postponed. We wish those players well.
Vase Shirt Special Offer
Vase Shirt Special Offer
Thanks to shirt sponsor Lee Wilson-Hart any 2020 Vase shirt purchased will give you the opportunity to spend a night with breakfast at The Greyhound Inn in the Peak District village of Warslow for just £30. To claim your offer, you need to book via their website or by telephone. Then on the day of your visit to The Greyhound Inn just show or wear your Vase 2020 shirt. www.thegreyhoundinnwarslow.co.uk Telephone 01298 84782
Important Congleton Information
Important Congleton Information
The match at Congleton on Saturday is not all ticket but if any Gresley supporters want to guarantee admission contact Ian.Collins@gresleyrovers.com or Steve Strive Stephenshrive@aol.com. Your place on the list we be available at the gate until 2-30pm after which it will be made available to other spectators. Also, please note that Congleton is at level 2 High Covid tier at present. This does not prevent travelling to the game.
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Forthcoming Fixtures
Congleton Town
The Buildbase FA Vase 1st Round Proper
Sat, 31st Oct 2020, 3.00pm (Away)
Sporting Khalsa
League
Tue, 3rd Nov 2020, 7.45pm (Home)
Lye Town
League
Sat, 7th Nov 2020, 3.00pm (Away)
AFC Wulfrunians
League
Sat, 14th Nov 2020, 3.00pm (Home)
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