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28th September 2020 - Bradbury determined to navigate promotion

Simon Parkinson

PETER Bradbury says he is determined to navigate a promotion course for his Rockleaze Rangers charges.

The 32-year-old is into his third term at the helm eager to oversee the successful Marcliff Gloucestershire County League campaign he hopes can elevate his team into non-League step 6 territory for the first time in the club’s eventful 44-year history.

Rangers were fourth in the table and only five points off a pace set by Frampton United at the point of last season’s early conclusion sparked by the coronavirus crisis.

Bradbury’s men commenced their new assault positively enough, with Nick Jones and Jimmy Woolland goals in a 2-1 away defeat of an ambitious Sharpness outfit sat third in the standings at the sudden 2019-20 stoppage.

They followed that up last weekend with a goalless draw against Broadwell Amateurs in a fixture switched from Rangers’ UWE-owned Hillside Gardens facility in Hambrook to Tytherington Rocks’ ground.

Rockleaze collide with Bristol rivals Bromley Heath United on their Pomphrey Hill travels tomorrow (3pm) hoping to quickly return to winning ways.

Their wary leader, however, anticipates "a more competitive" County League scrap this time around where the full season goes.

"Wick, Frampton and Sharpness were all up there in the top four with us back in March when the football had to stop and I expect them to be challenging strongly again along with Shirehampton who have just joined our league," Bradbury stressed.

"When we play these teams we must be sure to get good points’ returns from them as the one criticism I had last year was we didn’t put enough of the top sides away when we had the chances.

"Everything off the pitch is geared up to us going up. We will have an on-site bar in place at the ground by January, something which had held us up from applying for promotion the past two years.

"We have floodlights and a 3G pitch fully enclosed so the new bar will be the last piece of the jigsaw in that respect.

"A place in the Toolstation League would be my preference although I know the FA’s boundaries are being redrawn. So if it were to be the Hellenic League for us, so be it.

"I just want to see Rockleaze Rangers out of the County League after a decade and more establishing ourselves in it."

The Rangers supremo has overseen intriguing personnel changes he believes can inspire that coveted push for step 6 football. Jimmy Woolland, brother of central midfielder Ollie who featured 17 times for the first team in the County League last term, has been promoted from the third XI.

Fellow winger Jay Moore has returned to Rockleaze after last season’s stint with Stoke Rangers in Suburban Premier Two but there has been disappointment too with the departures of prolific centre-forward Dan Webb, to Toolstation Premier Division Cribbs, and winger Rory Langdon, to London due to work circumstances.

Of those two early outings, Bradbury conceded: "Against Sharpness we left it a bit late after a terrible first 45 minutes by us followed by a much better second half.

"Saturday against Broadwell was hardly a classic on a dry and hard Tytherington pitch in which we struggled to get our fluency going.

26th September 2020 - Rockleaze find shooting boots at Bromley Heath

Ron Holpin


There were two game postponed today due to Covid 19 but the other games went ahead as scheduled.

After failing to score last week Rockleaze Rangers found their shooting boots this week putting five into the Bromley Heath United’s net and conceding just one. The score-line was helped with a hattrick from Harry Madge, but it was the home side who took the lead on 9 minutes when Liam Cann hammered home from a corner after 9 minutes. A defensive error by Bromley in the 15th minute allowed Harry Madge to level the score and 2 minutes later Sam Bailey chipped the home keeper to give Rangers a 2-1 lead. Harry Madge made it 3-1 on the half hour when he got behind the home defence. Nathan Rose had two great chances for the home side but was thwarted by the Rangers keeper on both occasions. In the second half Madge completed his hattrick early on and Bromley still had chances to score in the 60th & 65th minute but failed and on 85 minutes Rangers netted they’re fifth and final goal from Jordan Connor.

AEK Boco go top of the table with a 1-0 victory at Ruardean Hill Rangers giving them a 100 percent start to the season. Rangers had the first attempt on goal a shot from Mason that was just wide. Underwood brought off a great save to deny Boco’s Brad Wheadon on 23 minutes and Boco’s Alfie Clarke shot over from a free kick when in a good position to score. On 32 minutes Underwood was at it again this time saving well from Freddie Taylor-Fox. The only goal of the game came in the 45th minute from the penalty spot after Mason had fouled in the box. Alfie Clarke made no mistake from the spot. There were several other chances in the second half for both sides but it remained 1-0.

Wick are unbeaten so far this season after gaining a 2-1 victory at home to Broadwell Amateurs. The home side took an early lead after 3 minutes when Rob Moore turned in a Jordan Yeo cross. On 15 minutes Ben Harris almost made it two but for a great save from Broadwell’s keeper. 5 minutes into the second half Broadwell were unluck when they almost scored following a goalmouth scramble the final shot hitting the upright. Wick scored again on 57 minutes and this time it was Mike Hardiman who finished off a Jordan Yeo cross. With 15 minutes to go Broadwell were given a life line when Danny Latham scored from the penalty spot. Unfortunately, they were unable to grab another to level the score.

Hardwicke and Patchway Town shared a point each after a 1-1 draw at Hardwicke. The visitors did take the lead after the ball was pinged about the goal area and the unfortunate Shaun Poole turning the ball into his own net. The home side did manage to get a goal to level the score when Will Higgins turned in a cross.

A heavy defeat for Henbury at home to Sharpness going down 5-0. Sharpness striker Sam Strickland was on target for the Sharks netting 3 of the five goals. The visitors made good use of the strong wind which was behind them in the first half and took an early lead after 2 minutes Sam Strickland’s first shot was saved by keeper Lewis Jefferies but Strickland knocked in the rebound. Strickland hit a second on 20 minutes when he out stripped the home defence to hit the ball past the keeper. Henbury did create a half chance on 25 minutes from a free kick sent into the box by Adam Rosser but the Henbury forwards failed to get the touch that was needed. Strickland did get the ball in the back of the Henbury net in the 35th minute but it was ruled out for offside. Another chance for the home side came from a cross into the box but the header went straight to Hobbs in the Sharks goal. 3 minutes into the second half Sharpness scored again this time it was James Priddy heading in from a corner. On 55 minutes Sam Strickland broke clear of the home defence to complete his hattrick. Henbury’s Warren Collins then struck the crossbar on 70 minutes. In the 75th minute play was held up for 15 minutes due to a serious injury to the visitors Ryan Collard who was removed to pitch side so the game could resume. The Sharks made it five on 86 minutes when Marly Thomas scored from inside the box.

A very good result for Hanham Athletic who drew 0-0 at home to Shirehampton and picking up a valuable point. According to the report this game should have had goals in it from both sides but some poor finishing and some excellent saves by the keepers kept the score-line clear.

21st September 2020 - Holpin previews season part Two

Simon Parkinson

RON Holpin says he and his Marcliff Gloucestershire County League comrades welcome Shirehampton into their new season line-up with "open arms."

The Penpole Lane outfit became a true Somerset County League force since joining the equivalent step 7 Premier Division as First Division champions in 2006.

Since then they have collected two titles, in 2011 and 2015, and secured a raft of top-five finishes to establish themselves amongst the elite at their level in the region.

Gloucestershire County League secretary Holpin confirmed: “Shirehampton came across to us through lateral movement with the FA’s approval.

"They’re actually a Gloucestershire FA registered club anyway and play just down the road from Henbury, who have long been members of our league. That makes Shire very much a Bristol club in my book.

"They’re delighted to have finally landed a place with us as they’ve been trying for two or three years now when certain circumstances went against them.

"That has all been resolved and we welcome them in with open arms."

Fingers are firmly crossed this season’s competition can unfold unhindered to a natural conclusion after the 2019-20 campaign was eventually abandoned with weeks of the programme still to be played out as the coronavirus crisis gripped the region.

In fact Shirehampton’s proposed opener away with Wick last weekend fell prey to a Covid-19 concern meaning fingers are firmly crossed their home fixture with Henbury tomorrow (3pm) can go ahead as planned.

Reflecting on the fallout of last-season’s unforeseen early ending, Holpin explained: “The upshot was no clubs could go up or down as the FA instructed all league competitions involving steps 3 to 7 – ours is the latter – be made null and void.

"It was disappointing for clubs on the cusp of going up and a relief for those at the bottom starting potential relegation in the face.

"Our own AEK-BOCO had ten games to play at the stoppage hoping to cement a top five finish which could well have won them a place in the Toolstation Western League."

Holpin was heartened by some "positive news" behind the County League scenes.

“Graham McNulty, the Cheltenham Youth League referees secretary and a level 4 ref, was successful amongst five applicants to secure the role of referees appointments officer with us and we’re delighted to have him aboard.

"Marcliff have agreed to continue their sponsorship and Boca Teamwear Ltd will carry on with their backing of our Les James League Cup competition and involvement with our Respect programme, which is also extremely pleasing and a decision we’re grateful for."

19th September 2020 - Patchway Town overcome early dismissal to beat Gala Wilton

Ron Holpin


The two teams Gala Wilton and Patchway Town leading the table at the start of today met at Scott Park with the home side Patchway running out winners by the odd goal in three. The home side started well but after 15 minutes found themselves down to ten men when Mo Jeng was sent off. However, that did not deter them as they took the lead on 22 minutes from a rasping drive from Phil Vice that was on target but took a big deflection of a Gala defender to end up in the back of the net. The lead only lasted eight minutes when Adam Loveridge fired past Sam Burgess to level the score. Gala’s Ryan Dobbins had a couple of half chances but was unable to beat Burgess in the home goal. Patchway sealed the three points in the 75th minute when Sidou Bojang squared the ball across gaol for Fin Thompson to finish off.

An exiting local derby at Quedgeley Wanderers where today’s visitors were Hardwicke from just down the road. Wanderers Sean Lawson had two early attempts on goal which were well saved by the visitor’s keeper. Hardwicke’s first shot on goal by Sam Mandes was blocked by Kyle Knight. Wanderers took the lead on 31 minutes from a ball squared back by Kyle James Bryan that was pushed a way by the keeper but Sean Lawson then fired it home from 30 yards. Home keeper Nathan Charnock then brought of a great save to deny Toby Webb from levelling a few minutes later. On 40 minutes Wanderers increased their lead when Kyle James-Bryan netted a second. Hardwicke pulled a goal back right on half time from a free kick taken around the half-way line, that found Sam Mendes to volley home from 10 yards. Midway into the second half Nathan Payne struck a fierce shot on goal but Hardwicke’s keeper pulled off a great save. However, Hardwicke levelled the score on 75 minutes through Rob Hine. Who then gave away a penalty in the 81st minute and got himself sent off doing so. Louis Peyton stepped up to take the spot kick to put Wanderers back into the lead, but with just 5 minutes left Hardwicke hit back to equalise when Jordan Dowdeswell scored from a corner. The visitors almost snatched all three points in the last minute but Charnock saved well from Dowdeswell.

AEK Boco have started the season well with two wins under their belt. They beat today’s visitors Little Stoke 3-1. The home side had a very strong wind behind them in the first half and took the lead on 15 minutes when Fred Taylor-Fox scored from a corner. A long ball from Sid Patridge found Fred Taylor-Fox who then set up Cory Langdon for a second on 18 minutes. On 20 minutes Alfie Clarke was sent to the Sin Bin and within minutes Little Stoke pulled a goal back when Jaiden Holver scored from the edge of the box. After 32 minutes the home side were 3-1 up after Liam Powell sent a great through ball for Langdon to net his second. Just before the break Stoke keeper Connolly Jarrett pulled of a magnificent save to deny Wheadon getting a second. The second half Little Stoke were much the better side and created several good chances but Boco keeper Chris Humphries was in fine form and kept them out. Although Stoke rattled the crossbar in the second half they were unable to find the back of the net and the scoreline remained 3-1 to Boco.

Bromley Heath United start to the season is played two and lost two and as yet have been unable to find the back of their opponent’s net. It was a scrappy start with both sides missing good chances to open the scoring and the score-line reflected that as they went into the break goalless. Ruardean Hill Rangers broke the deadlock on 55 minutes when Steve Clark powered his shot home from close in. Then just 4 minutes later Rangers netted a second after a good build up Luke Johnson finished it off. On 75 minutes Bromley’s Joe Goss almost snatched a goal back when he turned in the box and fired in a low shot but keeper Underwood save well.

Frampton United took the lead after just 5 minutes at home to Hanham Athletic but had to be satisfied with a draw as they let the game slip 2 minutes from the end. Fraser Wilson put Ryan Ford in to round the keeper after just 5 minutes but failed to improve on that score-line again in the first 45 minutes. The visitors had a great chance to level from a corner but shot straight at the Frampton keeper. A Charley Hobbs break down the wing on 52 minutes ended with a shot that just skimmed past the far post. The visitors had several other chances to score during the second half but left it really late when Luke Corbiere headed home in the 88th minute.

Shirehampton’s first outing in the Marcliff Gloucestershire County Football League was a local derby with near neighbours Henbury and they got off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory. Ryan Crouch headed in a Charles Harris cross on 11 minutes. A second on 30 minutes a 20-yard drive from George Loud gave the home side a comfortable 2-0 lead. Just before the break Charles Harris thundered a shot against the Henbury crossbar. The visitors were much improved in the second half and thought they did hit the back of the home net it was ruled out for offside. Then just a few minute later Henbury had Andrew Dickinson dismissed and that basically ruined any chance of the visitors getting back in the game.

On 5 minutes Sharpness' Marley Thomas played the ball down line to Fin Small who crossed for Dan Gayner who miscued his shot. In the 10th minute a Sharpness corner was cleared by Wick and with Nath Freeman misjudging the ball, Wick’s Jordan Scott pounced on the loose ball and found himself one on one with Dan Hobbs, Hobbs saved the initial shot but the ball fell back to Scott to put Wick into the lead. The next attack from the home side saw Tom Frankham play in Marley Thomas who crossed to Finn Small but his shot was blocked. Wicks Jordan Scott then set up Mike Hardiman but he shot straight at the keeper. Hobbs then pulled off two great saves first to deny Ben Harris and then the rebound from Nathan Gore. Marley Thomas crosses to Fin Small but his header was saved easily by Ash Wintle. The home side grabbed a point in the very last minute of the game when Tom Paterson chipped a ball through to Sam Strickland who’s shot was saved by Wintle but Marley Thomas was on hand to slam the ball home.

Rockleaze Rangers v Broadwell Amateurs took place at Tytherington Rocks ground due to their own ground at UWE being closed at present. It was a tight affair with very few chances created and both defences well on top so cancelling each other out. Rangers had plenty of possession but failed to break down a stubborn Broadwell defence. Both sides had several shots off target but both keepers had very little to do throughout the 90 minutes and it finished 0-0.

14th September 2020 - Holpin previews season

Simon Parkinson

MARCLIFF Gloucestershire County League secretary Ron Holpin praised member clubs for the "essential part" they played in ensuring the 52-year-old competition can kick off in earnest tomorrow, writes Simon Parkinson.

The same 15 teams plus one addition – Shirehampton – make up a 2020-21 constitution on the starting block and good to go despite the ongoing coronavirus threat.

Holpin says he was encouraged to have seen his own County League management committee backed so fervently by 16 clubs chomping at the bit for a return to competitive action.

He explained: "We held a meeting on August 11 at Little Stoke Social Club and every club provided a representative and, in some cases, two.

"Six members of our own management committee were in attendance and the whole evening was conducted as safely as possible under the Covid guidelines.

"The meeting had to take place physically – there was no way an important affair like that could be conducted via video call.

"It had to be done face to face and everyone, despite concerns they may have had, was happy to do so.

"The meeting, led by our chairman Peter Langley, lasted from 7.30pm until 9.25pm which was a lot longer than our regular ones tend to be.

"What it did ensure was a positive and productive meeting took place."

Holpin highlighted: "We as a management committee offered September 12 as a season starter and an opportunity was given for all clubs to vote for that date.

"It was pleasing that it was down to the clubs to make the decision: no one on our committee said that HAD to be the start date.

"Had there been a split because of people’s fears about Covid then we’d have respected that.

"All safety measures issued through the FA’s risk assessment plan will be put in place by our clubs on matchdays such as keeping everything clean and sanitised, including the goalposts before games and at half-time, and social distancing.

"It’s nonetheless encouraging for our management team to have the season start on September 12 and to have that clarity.

"That’s all credit to the clubs for their part in ensuring that great meeting took place and clearly they are all excited and raring to go again."

All 16 teams are braced for tomorrow’s big kick-off. There’s a juicy home starter for Bromley Heath United, who welcome ambitious AEK-BOCO to Pomphrey Hill for an all- Bristol battle.

The same applies at Vicarage Road where two of last season’s strugglers, hosts Hanham Athletic and Patchway Town, lock horns striving for better this term.

Henbury entertain an ever-strong Frampton United outfit leading the standings when the 2019-20 campaign was curtailed in March due to the coronavirus outbreak while Wick, who were in title contention themselves back then second in the table, launch their latest mission at home against league newcomers Shirehampton.

Little Stoke go to Hardwicke and Rockleaze Rangers, who make no secret of their yearning to ultimately secure higher Toolstation Western League status, hit the road for a tough opener with fellow 2019-20 top-four rivals Sharpness.

All eight games kick off at 3pm.

County League’s 2020-21 line up: AEK-BOCO, Broadwell Amateurs, Bromley Heath United, Frampton United, Gala Wilton, Hanham Athletic, Hardwicke, Henbury, Little Stoke, Patchway Town, Quedgeley Wanderers, Rockleaze Rangers, Ruardean Hill Rangers, Sharpness, Shirehampton, Wick.

12th September 2020 - Dobbins hattrick fires Gala Wilton to win over Quedgeley.

Ron Holpin


The season got underway with seven of the eight fixtures scheduled completed. The fixture at Wick v Shirehampton was postponed due to Covid 19.

Gala Wilton go top of the table with an excellent 4-0 win at home to Quedgeley Wanderers. The home side hit top form right from the off with Ryan Dobbins getting the first hattrick of the new season. Dobbins opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a cracking 25-yard shot into the top corner he netted a second on 35 minutes when he turned in the box to score from 15 yards. Then within a few minutes he completed his hattrick when he turned in a Sam Mason cross. Gala made it 4-0 on 50 minutes when Adam Loveridge headed in a cross into the box.

Hardwicke got their season off to a great start with a 3-0 victory at home to Little Stoke. The took the lead in the 5th minute from a Paul Carter corner headed back across goal by Matthews and driven hard into the net by Steve Bick. The game was fairly even until the 50th minute when Hardwicke got their second Brad Bevan finding the top corner. A third came in the 89th minute from a Paul Carter free kick after Ash Bird had been brought down Carter floated the ball in and Bird nudged the ball home from 5 yards.

A huge crowd at Bromley Heath United saw the home side go down 1-0 to AEK Boco. The game was a fairly even affair with both sides struggling to create chances in the first 45 minutes with defences on top most of the time. The deadlock was broken in the 52nd minute when Josh Brown found Cory Langdon to slot the ball home. The home side best chance of the second half fell to Joel Mitchellmore whose effort went just past the outside of the post.

The clash of the two Forest of Dean Clubs Broadwell Amateurs v Ruardean Hill Rangers a local derby to say the least with Broadwell coming out on top on the day 2-1. Another huge crowd watched this game which saw Rangers keeper Arron Underwood in splendid form making four outstanding on-on- one saves in the first half to keep his side in the game. Liam Thomas missed a good chance for the home side who took the lead in the 45th minute from a Dan Brain corner that was turned in by Harry Williams. Rangers levelled the score on 65 minutes when a good through ball left home keeper stranded and Steve Clarke fired home. The home side grabbed the three points in the 76th minute when Kristian Burnard scored from a Dan Brain corner.

Patchway Town got off to flying start with a 4-1 win at Hanham Athletic. Lewis Toop gave them an early lead and Phil Vice netted a second in the 14th minute. Sam Brown pulled a goal back from the penalty spot for the home side on 30 minutes but Luke Garbacz then made it 3-1 to the visitors. Brown had a great chance to reduce the arrears for the home side on 60 minutes from the penalty spot but was thwarted by a brilliant save from the Patchway keeper. Paul Noyes rounded the scoring off for Patchway.

Rockleaze Rangers hit back to win at Sharpness after Dan Gayner had given them a 11th minute lead. The rest of the first half was a tight affair with no further goals arriving. In the 50th minute Rangers were awarded a free kick and Nick Jones hit his shot on target but unfortunately home keeper Dan Hobbs spilled the shot and it finished up in the back of the net. Alex Gayner then had a terrific shot well saved by the Rangers keeper, but with three minutes left on the clock the visitors grabbed the winner Jimmy Woodland cut in from the flank was tackled but the ball ran loose and he was able to regain possession to fire the ball past Hobbs.

The game at Henbury where Frampton United were the visitors was a good test for the home side as the visitors dominated the first half but left their shooting boots at home as most of the efforts flew high or wide never troubling home keeper Lewis. The home side best chance in the first half fell to Andy Dickinson who rounded a couple of defenders and with a one-on-one situation pulled his shot wide of the target. Henbury started the second half much better, but in the 70th minute Frampton broke through the home defence and Ryan Ford shot past Lewis for a 1-0 lead. The home side had a great chance to level the score in the dying minutes but Octawian Gala blasted over the bar.

13th August 2020 - Season 2020-21

The league is aiming to restart on 12th September 2020.

For the first 6 weeks of the season their will be no requirement for clubs to produce a program or provide hospitality.

This will be reviewed before the games on 24th October taking account of Government and FA guidance at that time.

24th July 2020 - Constitution 2020-21

The FA have ratified the constitution for season 2020-21.

Just the one change as Shirehampton FC join from the Somerset County League. Full constitution is as follows

  • AEK Boco
  • Broadwell Amateurs
  • Bromley Heath United
  • Frampton United
  • Gala Wilton
  • Hanham Athletic
  • Hardwicke
  • Henbury
  • Little Stoke
  • Patchway Town
  • Quedgeley Wanderers
  • Ruardean Hill Rangers
  • Rockleaze Rangers
  • Sharpness
  • Shirehampton
  • Wick

25th June 2020 - Update From FA on Step 7 Leagues

James Earl - FA

1. Step 5 / 6 Leagues Meeting

As has been widely reported, there was a National League System Step 5 / 6 Leagues Meeting held via Microsoft Teams on Friday.

There were reports via Social Media and other reporting mechanisms that there were references to ‘Step 7’ in that meeting regarding the 2020-21 Season.

This was not the case – I attach the Slides from the meeting for your information. Our Scenario Planning has explored Steps 1-6.

Regional NLS Feeder Leagues are sanctioned by the relevant County FA and as such, the Guidance published by your County FAs (based on the Grassroots Guidance) around restart will assist your Leagues in their planning.

There are, of course many ‘what ifs’ in the planning we are all undertaking. For example, if we were to have a heavily impacted Season due to a later restart, we may need to consider consistent approaches to Regional NLS Feeder Leagues to assist with Promotion Candidates to Step 6, however this is not yet been undertaken in detail. If we need to consider such an approach we will advise.

2. Step 7 to 6 Promotion Candidates

We will be writing to all of the 2019-20 Step 7 promotion candidate Clubs to inform them that:

  • a. The Leagues Committee agreed at their meeting on 16th June that in line with no Promotion and Relegation following the expungement of Season 2019-20, that also Vacancies at Step 6 will not be filled by upward movement of clubs. This also falls in line with our guidance to Leagues that Constitutions will remain the same for 2020-21
  • b. That application will be carried forward to 2020-21 Season. This will not deter any new applications from any Club in a Regional NLS Feeder League by the usual process.
3. Ratification of 2020-21 Constitutions

Thank you to all of you for sending through your draft Constitutions. I appreciate many of you are wishing to know when these will be ratified. The ratification is on Agenda for the next Leagues Committee on July 14th. In regards to AGMs. Leagues will be able to decide how best they wish to manage this either by delaying AGM till after this date or continuing with the current AGM and either put a note that Constitution’s will need future approval by any agreed means. Due to the unprecedented times we are in, we do not think that anyone is going to raise the point that AGM’s are being held after the normal deadline. The FA nor County FA’s are going to raise any concern by a delayed AGM during the pandemic.

FA Covid-19 Planning for NLS

Note that this document is planning for the National League System and has been attached as it's referenced by the FA in their message, this League will work with the Gloucestershire FA on the restart.

NLS Covid-19 Scenario Planning Slides

29th May 2020 - Referee Appointment Officer

Peter Langley

Following interviews, I am delighted to advise you all that Graham McNulty has been appointed as the new Referees Appointment Officer.

We look forward to Graham joining the Management Committee and wish him every success in the role. I hope that all clubs will also support Graham.

An introduction from Graham

Firstly, and most importantly I very much hope you are all well in these unfamiliar times we all find ourselves in. Let us hope that we are all back to normal sooner rather than later.

May I take this opportunity to introduce myself. I have just been appointed as the new Referee Appointments Officer for Gloucestershire County League and I want to provide you all with a little background information about myself. I very much look forward to meeting with you all in person over the coming months and throughout the duration of the season.

To date I currently hold the role of Match Appointment Officer for the Gloucestershire Under 18 mid-week Floodlit league, as well as the referee secretary for the Cheltenham Youth League and I am a member of the referees committee at the Gloucestershire FA. In addition, I am the mentor co-ordinator for the North of Gloucestershire as well as a tutor/coach for newly qualified and active referees. In addition, I am operating at Level 4 referee status and intend to continue with this.

I very much look forward to meeting you all and working with you next season and beyond.