Although the present Club was founded in 1959 by the amalgamation or Synwell Rovers and Wotton AFC, Wotton Rovers has a history that goes back as far as the 1880’s.

Currently. Wotton Rovers operate two senior teams in the Stroud & District League and a thriving Youth Section with over 20 teams catering for boys and girls.

Wotton Rovers Youth Section

Wotton Rovers were one of the first grassroots football clubs in Gloucestershire to achieve the Football Association Chartered Standard Status in 1999 – now an Accredited Club with England Football.

Fancy a game?

Pre season training normally every Wednesday from 6:30 pm @ Synwell but this week due to the semi final, it’s Tuesday 9 July
Just come along, don’t be shy

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WRFC Weekly Lucky Numbers Draw

Next Prize Draw - Saturday 13 July 2024

The WRFC Lucky Numbers Weekly Draw is up an running again. Tickets are available around the town or you can enter online on this website. Please help us by taking part and you may even win £1000.

We’re backing Play Safe

Wotton Rovers is lending its full support to Play Safe – a national FA-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football.

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Play Safe is being run in partnership with the NSPCC and has the full backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship. It’s also supported and being run across every other level of the game.

The main element of Play Safe is a series of short films which emphasise the importance of clubs such as ours having safeguarding as an everyday reality. The films also explain to parents/carers and children themselves know what to do if they feel unsafe or worried, because nothing matters more than making sure football is safe for everyone, especially children and young people. You can see these films below.

Children of all ages

Club officials

Parents and carers

“As a youth team coach, I will be working with my club to ensure we support the Play Safe messaging,” says FA Chief Executive Mark Bullingham. “I am also pleased that the campaign has the support of the former footballers with lived experience of abuse in football, who are on our Survivor Support and Safeguarding Advisory Group. The Group has collectively said:

“Learning from the past is crucial, so that we can prevent the horrific experiences that happened to us and so many others in football, from happening again.

“As a group of survivors, we fully support the ethos and important messages that Play Safe conveys – whether to club officials, parents/carers and or vitally, children and young people themselves. Equally important is that Play Safe is not a one-off campaign – it will be used at key points in the football calendar to remind everyone in football, that children’s welfare and keeping them safe, should be at the heart of all that we do.”

As the Survivor Group points out, you’ll see Play Safe appearing at various points throughout the season to keep safeguarding front of mind in football. Together, we want to do everything we can so everyone – particularly children and young people – has a consistently positive experience of our great game.

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