First Team Squad - 2022 - 2023
Dean Greygoose – Head Coach
The gaffer is going into his second full season at The David Wilson Homes Ground, Dean has a strong idea about how football should be played and the commitment levels he wants from his players.
Paul France – Assistant
Mr Calm in the dug-out passionate as anybody about Godmanchetser Rovers Fc, Paul is constantly looking for ways in which he can support the progress of the club, on and off the field. Very popular in the dressing room, the place wouldn’t be the same without him.
Errol McGammon - Fitness Coach
Errol is the beast of the engine room within the dressing room, combining his understanding of sports fitness with his understanding of the game. Errol has been around the non-league game for years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the coaching team.
Alex Thomas - Coach
Alex is new to the club this season and comes from a pro football academy set up, UEFA-B licence and has great detail of the game on the field, Alex is a great addition to the coaching set up within the club.
Ben Dunmore – Goal Keeper Coach
Joined Godmanchester having worked alongside the gaffer at various other clubs. Combines his work with the goalkeepers with opposition information and performance analysis. Ben has a great mind of how a developing tactical knowledge about the game.
Richard Cosbey – Kit Man
Rich is exactly the sort of person who makes a non-league club run. If there is a job that Rich hasn’t done we are yet to find it (and if we do he will no doubt have a go). A top bloke and someone you want fighting for you not against you! Will not be in the dug-out next season as he steps up to his new role within the club.
George Whitehall (GK)
Returned to Godmanchester last summer after a few seasons in the higher leagues and immediately showed his quality. A season of high quality performances meant that he was one of the first players to be tied down for this season. Big personality in the dressing room.
Levi joined us halfway through this season, great addition to the squad and a great full-back is another with a fantastic attitude who does everything which is asked of him. Levi has shown good quality in possession on top of his excellent defensive work.
Rob joins are defence as a rock, played for Dean before in the multi championship winning teams and brings a load of experience with him, will be the heart beat of the back line and strong in the air.
senior member of the team with great experience, versatile forward with over 200+ goals at this level, good in the air and has a great left foot, cam also put a shift in at centre back.
Another who played in a variety of positions last season but will be aiming to make a central role his own for the coming season. Sparky has great quality in possession and an ability to glide past players at speed. Will be looking to add more goals and assists to his game.
hard working ginger centre back, won't shy away from a challenge ! Some people say he looks like the Sherminator from the American Pie film.
Tommy "Bomber" Dear
Very talented young attacking centre midfielder, can play out wide also if needed, Tommy was in our U18's last season and has made the jump up into senior football for this season. Tommy is a great lad to have in the squad and is still learning his trade but will be one to watch in the future.
Josh is the better footballer of the two brothers as we had his older brother CJ with us last season, Josh is a great right full back who can play right wing too, he has great pace and is also in charge of the tunes in the dressing room.
Perez is a centre back and has joined us halfway through the season from Harlow Fc, Perez is a great lad to have around the dressing room and makes everyone in the squad die with his sense of humour.
Cameron has joined us halfway through this season as a striker, Big lad up front and is great in the air, Cameron is young and is a great addition to our squad.
Will is a young striker from our U18's squad, he's a big number 9 for his age who will run the channels all day for you. Will brings great youth and energy to the squad. He will be a complete handful to all defenders who come up against him this season.
This is Matty's 3rd season at the club and one of the senior players now, very talented striker / forward, quick direct and loves scoring goals, Matty is a credit to the club and a fans favourite.
Declan Rogers (Captain)
what can you say about this man, he has been there done it and got the T-Shirt, great addition to our squad, Declan is a forward who has a sweet left foot. Declan brings many years of experience at playing at steps 3 & 4 football, Declan will be our captain and he is great with the younger players in the squad, Declan is quickly becoming one of Goddy’s most important players.
we chased and chased for Ben's signature last season, but he was loyal to his previous club Ely City Fc ( which is good, great guy ) Ben is a young centre midfielder who has a great engine to get around the pitch.
Another signing for this season from our youth set up and the U18's, who instantly made an impression during pre-season with some moments of real quality. Jason is a young striker who will run the channels all day long and loves winning headers, big powerful beast upfront who has a sweet throw-in too.
new addition to our squad this season, very quick player with a flair to dazzle defenders. We are delighted to have him and look forward to what he will bring to our team on the pitch this season his position is full back.
Another signed for this season who can play left full back, young and pacey who likes to get forward when he can, Sammy is keen to learn and always first to training and last to leave. Showed a great attitude during preseason, takes responsibility defensively and comfortable in possession.
One of the very talented U18 players from last season that has stepped up to the senior squad, whom likes to go forward and express himself with skill and pace and is very direct, creates lots of opportunities and is very clinical.
Another signed from this seasons U18's, young centre midfielder who impressed in pre-season and has been called up to the senior squad, has a great left foot.
Jordan is another player from this seasons U18's squad, again Jordan impressed so much during pre-season has been called up to the senior squad, Jordan can play either side on the wing or step in as full back when needed.
Zac was another player from our last seasons U18's squad who has worked hard over the summer and has been selected for the senior squad, Zac can play a range of positions and has a sweet left foot.
Alfie is from our youth set up with our U16 and U18 teams, he is a great young footballer with lots of energy and potential if he keeps training and focus on football, Alfie can play in many positions which is an added bonus to the Gaffer.
Ollie Drake has resigned as manager of Godmanchester Rovers
Ollie Drake announced his departure from the Thurlow Nunn Premier League side this morning.
Ollie leaves Goddy sitting mid-table in the League in what has been a heavily disrupted season due to the current global pandemic.
He has been at the helm at the David Wilson Homes Stadium since 2017 and overseen one of the most successful periods in the Club’s history.
Ollie delivered thanks to Chairman Karly Hurst and the Committee for giving him the chance to manage the Step 5 outfit following a successful time at Hardwick FC in the Kershaw Premier League.
Ollie said: "I have made a very conscious decision to step down as Godmanchester Rovers manager with immediate effect. This is not something I have taken lightly, however, I feel it is the right time to ensure the club has the opportunity to find a replacement ahead of the proposed re-start of the season on the 9th January.”
The Club would like to thank Ollie for all his efforts and commitment throughout his time at Bearscroft, in particular, our cup double-winning season and during these uncertain times of the COVID pandemic.
Karly Hurst said “ Ollie is one of a few good young managers, whom we at Goddy have been fortunate to have to manage the team over the last four seasons. I wish to thank him for all his efforts. I fully understand the tough decision that he has had to make and I would like to wish him every success in his future.