FIRST TEAM SQUAD
Back Row - Fabien Robert, Khaellem Bailey, Charlie Holliday, Bernard Mensah, Ben Morgan, Jamie Bremner, Jack James, Alex Whittle
Middle Row - Akwasi Asante, Josh Thomas, Louie Moulden, Niall Maher, Jake Cole, Tommy O’Sullivan, Alex Hainault, George Carline
Front Row - Mike Nash, Kevin Dawson, Matt McClure, James Rowe , Liam Daly, Gavin Gunning, Justin Saunders
Niall Maher, 21
Jake Cole, 35
Louie Moulden, 18
Liam Daly, 33
Jack James, 20
Gavin Gunning, 29
Ben Morgan, 22
Jamie Bremner, 20
Alex Whittle, 27
Josh Thomas, 21
Alex Hainault, 29
Fabien Robert, 31
George Carline, 27
Kevin Dawson, 30
Tommy O'Sullivan, 25
Matt McClure, 28
Bernard Mensah, 25
Khallem Bailey, 22
Akwasi Asante, 28
Charlie Holliday, 17
FIRST TEAM MANAGER
Gloucester City appointed James Rowe on 19 November, 2019.
Gloucester City AFC was delighted to announce James Rowe as the club’s new manager. The 36-year-old former Aldershot Town assistant manager has joined the club on a full-time basis until the conclusion of the 2021-2022 season.
After playing spells in the National League and the Isthmian Premier Divison, James moved into coaching with his first stop at Nottingham Trent University as First Team Manager. After two years he moved to Birmingham City as Lead Youth Development Coach for three years. This was followed with a Technical Coordinator role at the Premier League, Assistant Academy Director at West Ham United and then his final role prior to joining the Tigers as Assistant Manager at National League Aldershot Town. At Aldershot he was part of a management team that saw the club finish 5th two seasons in a row, and also reaching the play-offs.
As part of his continuous professional development, James also spent time in observational visits with Steve McClaren at Derby County, Wim Jonk at Ajax Amsterdam and Alex Inglethorpe at Liverpool. He holds a UEFA A & B licence. As part of his various coaching roles, he has helped develop and mentor players such as Demarai Gray of Leicester, and Declan Rice and Conor Coventry of West Ham.
James will be based at Meadow Park. Introducing James to the players at training, co-chairman Alex Petheram said...
“We see him very much as the missing piece of the puzzle for the long-term. James is a young manager so different styles, different types of thinking, different types of management. The key thing for us was someone who’s used to full-time football and gone through the transition of part-time to full-time, someone that’s been involved in the highest level of English football in some form of capacity and James has got that from his days at Birmingham and West Ham. The Premier League link for us is huge, because it means we can grow our community programme. He’s the first ever manager to be based at Meadow Park full-time, and he’s the first manager to be at Meadow Park in 12 years. The whole reason James has got an office at Meadow Park is because this is going to be his home. Although it’s going to be a bit noisy, especially after Christmas!”
On joining the club, Rowe expressed his excitement with the club’s potential...
“I was really impressed with the vision of where the club wants to be and the potential here is huge with coming back to the city. I’m really proud that I’m hopefully going to be part of leading the team back out at Meadow Park.
At the moment everyone in the squad gets an opportunity. It’s a completely clean slate. It’s not just for now, it’s ‘do you want to be part of something going forwards here?’. Coming back to Meadow Park especially for the city and the club is something to be excited about. So there’s something to play for, for everybody.”