Category Archive: Hartpury College

Dec 12

ESFA Colleges Trophy: Cirencester Academy 3 – 0 Hartpury College

Our Football Academy beat Hartpury College last Wednesday in the English Schools FA Under 18 Colleges Trophy 4th Rd 3-0 at The Corinium Stadium to reach the last sixteen in this year’s competition. Cirencester produced a fantastic display against local rivals Hartpury, with goals from Danny Hale (2) and James Piatek. Piatek opened the scoring …

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Jun 29

FGR to train at Royal Agricultural College

Dave Hockaday has returned to his old stomping ground by switching Forest Green’s training base to the Royal Agricultural College (RAC) in Cirencester. The Blue Square Bet Premier club have signed a  deal to utilise the college’s impressive and picturesque facilities. Hockaday said: “I’ve got a lot of history with the place. In 1995 I …

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Jun 07

VIDEO: Hartpury Cup success


Mar 15

Rico kickstarts State League season with Manly United

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Former Gloucester City defender Marc Richards is getting ready to kickstart his Australian footballing career with Manly United FC. With his best friend Matt Smith rounding up the A-League season in style with a Grand Final and league victory with the Brisbane Roar the former Gloucester City defender is looking forward to the start of …

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Feb 02

Etheridge signs for Cinderford

Hartpury striker Max Etheridge has joined Cinderford Town from Frome Town.

Jan 13

Mike Tambling on settling in at Gloucester City…and his uncle Bobby

Dream debut - Tambling scores in his first full game for Gloucester

It’s been a steep learning curve but for Gloucester City winger Mike Tambling his first season in the Blue Square North has been more than he ever expected.

As the 22-year-old prepares for Saturday’s FA Trophy clash with Boston United he said he still can’t quite believe he is playing for the team he used to watch as a boy.

Dec 20

From Ciren Town to the A-League: Matt Smith talks to SportGlos

Matt Smith scores for Cirencester Town against Hendesford - Pic Ian Stewart

With most of the football fixtures in the UK on ice SportGlos is taking a look at how one Gloucestershire footballer found a new career on the other side of the world.

Scoring a goal last month in front of a crowd of more than 6,000 people in the Suncorp Stadium against a team featuring Robbie Fowler, its clear defender Matt Smith is a world away from the Southern Premier League.

Yet just three years ago Smith was part of the Cirencester Town squad who narrowly escaped relegation so how did he go from softly spoken Hartpury student to a full-time A-league star?

Dec 03

Striker Guinan announced as new Hartpury coach

Former Cheltenham Town striker Steve Guinan has been appointed as Hartpury’s new Junior Football Academy Manager. The appointment follows the departure of Tim Jenkins, who played a big part in the football development at Hartpury, who was offered a role at Manchester City FC as their Elite Development Analyst. Steve, who is currently on loan …

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Dec 02

Broken promises, white elephants, promotion and homelessness: A Nomad’s guide to League and Non League Football


What does being a football fan mean to you? Here Matt Bowman explores the highs and the lows of being an avid supporter…

Dec 01

Hartpury 5-0 Cardiff Medics

Hartpury 5-0 Cardiff Medics Hartpury welcomed Cardiff Medics for their first cup match of the season. The playing surface was heavy, although there was very little wind and the temperature was low. Hartpury kicked off the game and moved the ball forwards very quickly into the danger area, Fower held the ball up well and …

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