Stanway Rovers

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Archive May 2019

Your committee continues to go above and beyond…

In the pursuit of offering Stanway Rovers members the very best experience, members of the committee selflessly sacrificed their day of rest on Sunday to undertake some very important mystery shopping.  The trip on Sunday gave the hard working committee members the opportunity to sample ‘beer towers’ to check their suitability for the Hawthorn Bar.

Bar Manager, the charming Kevin Leigh who joined the committee on this critical trip commented “I am always looking to ensure visitors to the club are completely satisfied”.

Members shouldn’t expect the beer towers to arrive just yet though. A spokesperson for the committee speaking exclusively to said “Decisions of this importance should not be rushed.  We are prepared to conduct further research on behalf of the club to ensure we make an informed decision before introducing beer towers to the members bar”


Carver the latest to join the revolution

The summer of rebuilding at The Hawthorns continues with signing of tall, dominant centre-half Jon Carver.  Carver finished the season with Thetford Town, having played previously for Stowmarket.

Manager Danny Slatter and Director of Football Angelo Harrop have both taken to social media to express their delight in getting this one across the line, as Carver was in heavily in demand.

Welcome to Stanway Rovers, Jon.


Blackwell the latest rover to return

Danny Slatter’s rebuilding of the squad has continued with the capture of pacy winger Jordan Blackwell.  A product of the Stanway Rovers Youth structure, Blackwell played for Stanway Rovers during the 2017-2018 under Kem Izzet winning numerous end of season awards before departing for AFC Sudbury last summer.   The club are delighted he has chosen to return to the club as Slatter looks to build a squad capable of challenging in the Eastern Counties Premier League this season.

Welcome back to The Hawthorns Jordan.


Plane flies in to join the Rovers Revolution

After unveiling the signings of Craig Hughes, Tyler Kemp & Tom Holdstock last week, Manager Danny Slatter has also confirmed the signing of midfielder Jake Plane.  A former Rovers player, Plane is well known on the local circuit having also played for Wivenhoe Town, FC Clacton and most recently Brantham Athletic.  Jake is a local lad with plenty of experience will add experience and goals to the Rovers set up.  Welcome home Jake.

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A Great Weekend for Stanway Rovers Youth

Stanway Rovers Youth Football Club enjoyed a memorable weekend taking part in a number of finals.

Congratulations to the Under 10s ‘Royals’ Girls Team who won the Essex County President’s Cup with a fantastic victory.


Congratulations also to the Boys Under 7 side who won 3-2 in their final against Colchester Villa.


The U12 Boys side were also successful in their final in front of a big crowd at Broad Lane.


The 15’s started a memorable few days for the youth section in beating Elmden 5-3 AET completing an incredible league and cup triple!


BREAKING NEWS – Slatts confirms his first signings – Craig Hughes set to return!!!

Following his appointment as permanent manager this summer, Danny Slatter is delighted to confirm his first signings of the summer.

Firstly Slatts has moved to appoint his Assistant Manager; the vastly experienced Adam Munn.  Adam was previously with Brightlingsea Regent Reserves.  Adam holds a UEFA B Licence and has coached at West Ham United at youth level.

Resigning for next season is last years Managers and Players Player of the Year, Tyler Kemp.  Tyler was club captain last season and enjoyed a fantastic season after rejoining the club.

Returning to the club is midfield meastro Craig Hughes.  Hughesy will need no introduction to the Rovers faithful.  Craig was part of Rovers most successful ever side which finished third in the Thurlow Nunn Premier League and reached the last eight of the F A Vase.   One of the most technically gifted players in the area, the signing will be seen as a big statement of intent by Slatter.  Hughes was with Brantham Athletic last season.

Also joining the club is goal machine Tom Holdstock.  Tom is best known for his goal scoring exploits with F C Clacton and will bring pace and potency to the Rovers attack.

The club would like to warmly welcome all of the new signings to the club and wish them every success in their careers with the club.