2016-17 TEAM MANAGEMENT AND PLAYING SQUAD

 

Danny Martin (Manager)

Sponsored by MARK GRIMLEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Froggatt (Click to enlarge)Richard Froggatt (Goalkeeper) D.O.B. July 1980

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Rejoined the Romans in December 2008 from Leek Town. A member of Rocesterís Midland Football Alliance championship winning side in 2004, 'Froggy' has now clocked up over 400 appearances during his two spells with the club. He took all three Player of the Season awards at Rocesterís 2010 presentation evening, and remains one of the top goalkeepers in the League.

     

CALLUM NOON (Goalkeeper) D.O.B. May 1995

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Goalkeeper who joined the club's Reserve team set-up in July 2015. A successful first season saw Callum pick up both the Players' Player and Managers' Player of the season awards for the Reserve team. Currently captain of the seconds, he is still awaiting his full first team debut although he has made several appearances in friendly matches.

 

 

 

ADAM BINKS (Goalkeeper) D.O.B. October 1997

Sponsored by PAUL BINKS

Young goalkeeping prospect who joined the club during the 2015-16 campaign from Gresley Reserves. Willing to learn and a reliable squad member who has already gained some first team experience.

 

 

 

 

     

JAMES FROST (Defender) D.O.B. March 1996

Sponsored by KALINE & CO. LTD

A product of the Romans' successful Reserve team set-up, James made his first team debut at Coleshill Town in November 2015 and he is now well established at Right-Back. Has a great attitude on and off the pitch.

  

 

 

 

Matthew Nutt (Click to enlarge)MATTHEW NUTT (Defender) D.O.B June 1991

Sponsored by ROB WHISTON

Matt joined the club in July 2014, making the step up from County League football with neighbours Cheadle Town. He adjusted well to the level and although work commitments have restricted his appearances at Right-Back he has become a popular and important member of the squad.

     

Carl Allen (Click to enlarge)CARL ALLEN (Defender) D.O.B. February 1983

Sponsored by ED FARNLEY

Originally signed from Ashbourne United in 2004. 'Nutty' scooped both the Players' Player and Supporters' Player of the Season awards for 2006-07, and took the Players' accolade again nine years later for the 2015-16 season. He captained the team to Staffordshire Senior Cup glory in 2008 before leaving to join Leek Town, however he rejoined the Romans in July 2012. A club legend, he has now made over 350 appearances for the club.

 

DARREN BULLOCK (Defender) D.O.B. October 1988

Sponsored by IVAN & MAL DYCHE

Experienced central defender who came through the Reserves before breaking into the first team in October 2008. A Rocester lad, Darren developed into a high quality player and after receiving all three of the club's Player of the Season awards in May 2013 he took the opportunity to play at a higher level with Stafford Rangers, where he spent one season and ended up captaining the side. He returned to Rocester briefly in 2014 and has rejoined again this season after a spell playing in local football. He has made over 200 appearances for the club. 

 

 

     

JACOB YEOMANS (Defender) D.O.B. July 1997

Sponsored by PHIL MILWARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANNY CHATFIELD (Defender/Midfield) D.O.B February 1990

Sponsored by DRAKELOW SITE SERVICES LTD

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

JOE BROCKLEY (Midfield) D.O.B. June 1987

Sponsored by INDULGE BEAUTY & CHIROPODY LTD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jorge Eley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Jack Howell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom C. Brown (Click to enlarge)TOM BROWN (Midfield) D.O.B. October 1993

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Talented and industrious central midfielder who spent five years with Stoke City as a youngster and another two at Chasetown before arriving at Rocester in July 2014. After initially waiting for his chance to play regular first team football Tom quickly developed into a key player and is now one of the first names on the team sheet. Has a great attitude on and off the pitch.

     

Will Mansfield (Midfield) D.O.B.

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Chris Martin

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Robert Fox (Midfield)

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Alex Rowland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

OLIVER ROOME (Forward) D.O.B. February 1997

Sponsored by ADRIAN ROONEY & W&G METALWORK LTD

Exciting young striker who was initially brought into the Reserve team set-up at the club during the 2015-16 season. His goalscoring exploits quickly earned him a step up into the first team squad and before the end of the season he had scored ten goals in 28 appearances. Previously Oli was with the Burton Albion Academy and a Scholar with Mansfield Town.  

 

 

 

 

Rob Ritchie-Smith (Click to enlarge)ROB RITCHIE-SMITH (Midfield/Forward) D.O.B. December 1988

Sponsored by MATT O'SHAUGHNESSY

Rob has England U-16 and U-18 honours, and spent four years playing in Canada and USA where he helped Chicago Fire win the U-23 National Championship in 2011. A skilful midfielder who chips in with his share of goals. Rob joined the Romans from Gresley in September 2014 having previously played for Corby Town, Borrowash Victoria and Mickleover Sports.

     

SAM GRIFFITHS (Midfield) D.O.B. August 1988

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Signed from South Normanton Athletic in November 2014. Played most of his career as a striker but more recently Sam has settled into a central midfield role. A hard-working and committed player, his previous clubs include Mickleover Royals, Mickleover Sports and Borrowash Victoria.

 

 

MARTIN SMYTH (Forward) D.O.B. December 1990

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CALLUM RIDDELL (Forward) D.O.B. January 1996

Sponsored by STRETTON DRAUGHTING LTD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

LIAM SHAW (Forward) D.O.B. October 1990

Sponsored by STOKE TOOL HIRE

Signed in December 2013 from Staffordshire County League side Wolstanton United. Now approaching his 100th appearance, Liam has shown a great attitude and fought hard to try and win a regular starting place. A popular squad member who never gives less than 100%.

 

     

George Teeney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Daniel Waltho