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May 2024

United Counties League
United Counties League
Gresley Rovers have been placed in the United Counties Premier Division North for next season. Teams we will face include AFC Mansfield, Ashby Ivanhoe, Belper United and Heanor Town. This is of course subject to any appeals.

June 2024

Pre-Season Friendlies
Pre-Season Friendlies
Gresley Rovers will be playing the following pre-season friendlies. Saturday 13th July, Stapenhill, Away (3pm) Tuesday 16th July, Shepshed Dynamo, Home (7.45pm) Saturday 20th July, Skegness Town, Away (3pm) Tuesday 23rd July, Nuneaton Town, Home (7.45pm)
Important Announcement
Important Announcement
Gresley Rovers FC have parted company with first team manager Marc Strzyzewski. The decision comes after a challenging season that saw Rovers relegated to the United Counties League after finishing bottom of the Northern Premier League Midland Division. With the league season ending four weeks ago and chairman Gary Norton intimating in a recent supporters forum that Strzyzewski might be given an opportunity to rebuild in pre-season, the news will come as somewhat of a surprise to the clubs supporters. See full announcement
Manager Application Update
Manager Application Update
The deadline for applications for manager has been brought forward to midnight Wednesday 5th June.
Pre-Season Friendlies
Pre-Season Friendlies
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the Uttoxeter game on the 9th July but we are trying to arrange a replacement.
Another Friendly Added
Another Friendly Added
Gresley Rovers will travel to near neighbours Coalville Town for a pre-season friendly on Friday 5th July with a 7.30pm kick off. We have also added a visit to Lichfield City on Tuesday 9th July - 7.30pm kick off.
Tracksuit Sponsor
Tracksuit Sponsor
Gresley Rovers are looking for sponsorship of new tracksuits First and Reserves Team combined sponsor. Interested, please email Bryan. commercial@gresleyrovers.com
Match Day Photographer Wanted
Match Day Photographer Wanted
Match day photographer wanted for all First Team games and ideally away if possible. This is a voluntary position. Entrance to the Moat Ground and away grounds will be available. It’s your chance to get your photographs seen on our social media sites. Apply to info@gresleyrovers.com
First Team Manager Appointment
First Team Manager Appointment
Gresley Rovers FC are pleased to announce the reappointment of Carl Abbott as the club's first team manager. Abbott is no stranger to Gresley Rovers supporters, having previously served as the clubs manager between March 2020 until last September during which he led the club to promotion from the United Counties League Premier division in 2022.
Ordering New Home and Away Shirts
Ordering New Home and Away Shirts
You can now order the new home and away shirts by using the link below https://tagsportswear.co.uk/product-category/clubs/gresley-rovers-fc/
Early Bird Season Tickets
Early Bird Season Tickets
You can now order your Early Bird Season Tickets for next season. They cost just £110 for an adult, if ordered before the end of June, and £120 after that. Concessions are £80 prior to the end of June and £90 after that, with U16s £15 if accompanied by a full paying adult. Please note season tickets are not valid for any FA competitions.
First Signings
First Signings
Gresley Rovers manager Carl Abbott has announced the initial players who will form part of his new squad following his return to the club over the weekend. The club has confirmed that Dylan Hunniford and Nathan Banton have agreed to remain with Gresley Rovers for the upcoming season. ...more
Welcome Home Kane and Alby
Welcome Home Kane and Alby
Gresley Rovers are delighted to confirm the return of both Kane Lee and Alby Lansdowne to the club for the upcoming season. Both players have been deeply connected to Rovers for some years, having risen through the club's youth and reserve teams before becoming mainstays of the first team in recent years. ...more
Brown And King Sign In
Brown And King Sign In
Gresley Rovers are delighted to confirm agreement has been reached to sign local attacking player Haydn Brown for the upcoming 2024/25 season. The young forward, who has been a lifelong supporter of the club, initially joined the Rovers last pre-season. ...more
Barker And Hart Added To The Squad
Barker And Hart Added To The Squad
Gresley Rovers manager Carl Abbott is "really pleased" to confirm two further additions to his squad for the 24/25 season. Both are familiar names to Rovers’ supporters at opposite ends of their respective careers, however both provide "that bit of x-factor every good side need" according to Abbott
Beks Is Back
Beks Is Back
Gresley Rovers announce yet another returnee as manager Carl Abbott's rebuild of the squad continues at an aggressive pace. Combative midfielder Bekir Halil is the latest former Moatman to agree to return to the club this week. ...more
Defender On Board
Defender On Board
Rovers have agreed terms with experienced left sided central defender Jack Andrew’s to come to the club. Andrew’s was a young professional at Nottingham Forest and counts Boston United, Eastwood and Quorn among his former clubs.
Keeper Signs
Keeper Signs
In a very active first week back at the club, Gresley Rovers manager Carl Abbott has strengthened his rapidly developing squad by signing goalkeeper Joe Williams for the upcoming season. ...more
Attacking Duo Return to Rovers
Attacking Duo Return to Rovers
Gresley Rovers Football Club is thrilled to announce the return of Danny Munday and Jamie Sleigh for the upcoming season. Manager Carl Abbott has been diligently working to bring back many of the club’s former favourites since his re-appointment. The addition of Munday and Sleigh is expected to be just as popular as his other summer signings, maintaining the momentum. ...more
Defender Signs In
Defender Signs In
Gresley Rovers are delighted to confirm the signing of experienced defender Alex Britton. The locally based player joins the club from divisional rivals Heanor Town, where he has been a mainstay in their side for the past few seasons. ...more
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
We are sad to report that the mother of Matt Dingle, Doreen, passed away at the weekend. Our condolences go to Matt and his family. It is with great sadness that Jeanette Adams and Amanda Satchwell announce the peaceful passing of their lovely mum Irene Bird at Overseal care-home on Saturday 22nd June. Married to dad, Derek for 65 1/2 years. Mother in Law to Alan & Gary, proud Grandma to Andy Satchwell & Sharon, Great grandma to Millie, Oliver, Harry, Amelia & Freddie. Our deepest sympathy goes to all the family.
Season Tickets
Season Tickets
Season tickets are available to order on-line. Adult £120, . Concessions £90 and U16s £15 if accompanied by a full paying adult. Please note season tickets are not valid for any FA competition. Order now through our website club shop.
United Counties League Statement
United Counties League Statement
The United Counties Football League was informed on 28th June by Cogenhoe United that they are withdrawing their Teams from UCL Premier Division South and the Reserve Division with immediate effect. After consulting with the Football Association regarding our two Step 5 divisions, it was confirmed that as our AGM has already been held, the only option available to the League to replace Cogenhoe United at step 5 is to offer promotion to the team that lost the Division One play-off final, namely Newark Town. ...more

July 2024

Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Tonight sees Rovers make the short trip over to Leicestershire to take on Coalville Town in our first pre-season friendly for Carl Abbott's new look side. Kick off 7.45pm.
FA Cup, Vase and Youth Cup Draws
FA Cup, Vase and Youth Cup Draws
Rovers has been drawn at home to Lichfield City in the Extra Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup on 3rd August. The winner of that match will be at home again to either Sporting Khalsa or Coventry United in the next round on 17th August. In the Isuzu FA Vase, Rovers are drawn away at Rugby Borough on 24th August with the winners away to Paget Rangers on 21st September. In the FA Youth Cup Rovers are at home to Lincoln United to be played week commencing 12th August.
Rovers Pre-Season Win
Rovers Pre-Season Win
Rovers completed a solid win in front of a good 448 crowd at Owen Street. Ethan Goodfellow struck twice in the second half to build on Dylan Hunniford and Kane Lee's first half goals. Final Score: Coalville Town 2 - 4 Gresley Rovers
First Three League Fixtures Announced
First Three League Fixtures Announced
The United Counties League have announced our first three fixtures. We begin our campaign at home to Boston Town on Saturday 27th July. The following two fixtures are both away. A trip to Kimberley MW on Tuesday 30th July and then one of our longest trips a visit to Lincoln United on Saturday 10th August.
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Tonight we make the trip to Lichfield to play Lichfield City in our second pre-season friendly. Kick off is 7.45pm and admission is £5 & £3. Please note that if you are travelling from the Swadlincote area that Walton Bridge is closed.
Last Kick Agony For Rovers
Last Kick Agony For Rovers
The last kick of the match handed the home side the win. Many changes to both sides made for a scrappy game but a goal from Jack Andrews gave Rovers the lead but on the stroke of half time Lichfield leveled things. A draw looked certain until the final seconds. Final Score: Lichfield City 2 - 1 Gresley Rovers
Defender Signs In
Defender Signs In
Central defender Louis Anthony arrives at the club from Stone Old Alleynians. Louis has impressed in both of the club's friendly fixtures so far in pre-season and has looked a big, strong, physical presence. Louis has good experience at the level, and is a very solid addition to the developing squad. Speaking on his new addition manager Carl Abbott said: "Louis is one that we had just been working away at in the background for a few weeks now, and really pleased to finally get this confirmed. He is a big strong lad, who will give us that physical presence we feel we need, especially in light of going into a new season at the football club for the first time without Alex Morris and Mason Frizelle. That was the bedrock of our success here previously and it is important that we can foster something similar in this new group”.
Young Defender Is A Moatman
Young Defender Is A Moatman
Another signing is 17 year old central defender who arrives at the club with an excellent pedigree having spent his formative years with Birmingham City, before captaining an excellent AFC Wulfrunians u18’s last season as a first year youth player in a floodlit youth league. ...More
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
This afternoon we make the short trip to take on Stapenhill at Maple Grove. Kick off 3pm. Admission £5 Adult, £3 Concessions, u16's free.
Another Friendly Defeat
Another Friendly Defeat
A solitary early goal saw the hosts hang on for a friendly win. Stapenhill 1 - 0 Gresley Rovers
Rovers On The Road
Rovers On The Road
Gresley Rovers are gearing up for their penultimate pre-season friendly this weekend as they make the trip to the Lincolnshire coast to take on Skegness Town. Despite facing a number of player availability issues, manager Carl Abbott remains optimistic about the progress made in rebuilding his squad ahead of the new United Counties League campaign which starts next weekend.
Seaside Defeat For Rovers
Seaside Defeat For Rovers
With many of the squad unavailable to make the long trip to the seaside it was a much changed Rovers' side who faced Skegness in their penultimate friendly. Unfortunately, Rovers slipped to a narrow defeat. Final Score: Skegness Town 2 - 0 Gresley Rovers
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Forthcoming Fixtures
Boston Town
League
Sat, 27th Jul 2024, 3.00pm (Home)
Kimberley Town
League
Tue, 30th Jul 2024, 7.45pm (Away)
Lichfield City
Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Sat, 3rd Aug 2024, 3.00pm (Home)
Lincoln United
League
Sat, 10th Aug 2024, 3.00pm (Away)
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