Bourton Rovers

Bourton Rovers Football Club is a football club based in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. Affiliated to the Gloucestershire County Football Association,[1] The club are currently members of the Hellenic Football League and play at Rissington Road. Their nickname is the Rovers.[1]

Bourton Rovers
Full nameBourton Rovers Football Club
Nickname(s)Rovers
Founded1894
GroundRissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water
ChairmanBrian Hall
ManagerScott Powles

History

The club was established in 1894.[2] The club played in the local leagues in the area playing in the Cheltenham Football League, then moving up to the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League before moving to the Witney and District League.[2] After finishing runners-up in the Witney and District Premier division at the end of the 2015-16 season, the club moved to the Hellenic Football League for the 2016-17 season.[3][4] The club won Division 2 west in its first season, but were denied promotion as their ground was not up to the requirements for Division 1 football.[5] After coming 5th in the 2018-19 campaign the club was promoted to Division one west along with the league champions Moreton Rangers.[6]

Ground

The club have played at the Rissington Road ground since 1894.[7] The ground was given to the club by local benefactor George Moore.[8]

Honours



References

  1. Bourton Rovers: uhlsport Hellenic League | Bourton Rovers, accessdate: October 14, 2019
  2. Rissington Road: The Wycombe Wanderer: Bourton Rovers - Rissington Road, accessdate: October 14, 2019
  3. Witney & District FA: Tables - Witney & District FA, accessdate: October 14, 2019
  4. BOURTON ROVERS at the Football Club History Database
  5. Building the Bourton Rovers squad: Building the Bourton Rovers squad, accessdate: October 14, 2019
  6. Malvern Gazette: Football: Moreton Rangers and Bourton Rovers are promoted | Malvern Gazette, accessdate: October 14, 2019
  7. Club History: Club History, accessdate: October 16, 2019
  8. Bourton Rovers FC: Bourton Rovers FC, accessdate: October 16, 2019
  9. NSL winners: NSL winners, accessdate: October 16, 2019
  10. Witney & District FA: Tables - Witney & District FA, accessdate: October 16, 2019
  11. Witney & District FA: Tables - Witney & District FA, accessdate: October 16, 2019
  12. CAFL- Division 1 Winners: CAFL- Division 1 Winners, accessdate: October 16, 2019
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