Rocester Players A-Z




Kyle Wadsworth (D.O.B. August 1987)

As a striker Kyle was a regular goalscorer for his previous clubs Belper United and South Normanton Athletic, but after joining the Romans in October 2014 he adapted successfully into a reliable Right-Back. He remained a useful asset going forward however, and often popped up in the final third to deliver a telling cross or free kick. Made 75 appearances before leaving at the end of the 2015-16 campaign to go travelling.


Dan Wain (Click to enlarge)Dan Wain (D.O.B. January 1989

Central defender who was signed by then Manager Mark Kavanagh in October 2013 from Sunday football. Dan improved steadily throughout the 2013-14 season to such an extent that he deservedly took both the Manager’s Player and the Players’ Player of the Year award. After making 55 appearances Dan left Hillsfield in November 2015 to join Heather St. John's.



Nick Ward (D.O.B. December 1985)

'Wardy' made his Rocester debut in August 2006, and after several spells with the club during the next decade he made a total of 129 appearances and scored 31 goals. A quality player who had the ability to play anywhere down the spine of the team with great effect, including in goal. His other clubs included Leek Town, Kidsgrove Athletic and Hanley Town.


Sam Wain (D.O.B. October 1990)

Talented youngster who played a quiet but effective role in the centre of midfield or defence. Sam represented the Staffordshire F.A. at School and Youth level, then after playing youth and reserve team football for Stafford Rangers he joined Rocester in February 2010, but after a lengthy injury lay-off he failed to return to regular football. Made 61 appearances and scored two goals for the Romans.


Dean Watkiss (D.O.B. September 1983)

Diminutive striker who scored two goals in his twenty appearances during the 2009-10 season in the Midland Alliance. Never really got a prolonged run in the side, and he eventually left to join Lichfield City in March 2010.

Brian Walker

David Williams (D.O.B. April 1983)

Former Gresley Rovers, Mickleover Sports and Shepshed Dynamo midfielder who joined Rocester during the 2008-09 season.  Scored one goal in 21 appearances before being released before the 2009-10 season.

Cliff Walker

Joshua Williams (Click to enlarge)Joshua Williams (D.O.B. January 1991)

Striker who joined Rocester in October 2014 as one of Mark Wilson's first signings. The former Highfield Rangers and Stapenhill man had an impressive goalscoring record in the Leicestershire Senior league and his strength and pace made him a dangerous opponent, however he never really reached his potential at Hillsfield and after scoring just 7 goals in 41 appearances he moved to Ashby Ivanhoe.

Colin Walker

Mark Wilson (Manager)

'Willo' took over a struggling team in September 2014 and quickly turned fortunes around with the team finishing 12th in the MFL Premier Division and reaching the League Cup Final. He resigned in January 2016, but his 16 months in charge can only be regarded as a great success. A goalkeeper in his playing days, as a manager he enjoyed five successful years in charge of Borrowash Victoria before leading South Normanton Athletic to promotion in his first and only season with them.

Matt Walker (D.O.B. September 1991)

Central defender who was on the books at Stoke City as a youngster. He played youth and first team football for Rocester, but totalled just 10 first team appearances between 2008 and 2010.

Ray Woolley
Peter Walker

Paul Wood (D.O.B. November 1975)

High quality goalkeeper who was on Derby County’s books as a youngster. 'Woody' joined Rocester during the 2004-05 season but unfortunately made just 65 appearances over a four year period due to injuries, which eventually led to his retirement in 2008. He included Stapenhill and Heanor Town among his former clubs.


Matt Wooliscroft (D.O.B. September 1985)

Central defender signed from Meir K.A. in July 2008. Matt represented the Cheshire F.A. at U-18 level and played North West Counties League football for both Alsager Town and Norton United. Played just nine matches before leaving the club in October 2008.