The Official Bristol Rovers Former Players Association (BRFPA) is now up and running.
This is the first time in the modern era that Rovers have had such an organisation.
It is independent of the football club, but has benefited from a lot of support from the club
including them organising and hosting an inaugural ‘Former Players Dinner’ on 27th April
2017 at The Memorial Stadium.
The Association primarily aims to promote the history and heritage of BRFC and to foster
the spirit of fellowship, sportsmanship and goodwill among former players and supporters.
The Association will also endeavour to help ex-players and ex-team staff in practical and
financial ways when needed.
Have a look at their website - www.brfpa.org.uk - and keep in touch with all the latest news
and events by joining them on facebook and twitter.
Sporting and social activities planned will include a Golf Day on 27th September 2017 and
increased participation of former players in matchday hospitality areas as well a higher
number of half time appearances on the pitch.
Billy Clark has agreed to be the first ever BRFPA President. Billy will be involved in as
many BRFPA events as possible, and will be their figurehead: a fine example of loyalty
The volunteer Committee formed to take this new venture forward are currently (July
Chairman - Tony Mills
Secretary & Membership - Mo Bell
Treasurer - Clive Farquhar
Webmaster & Newsletter - Martin Bull
Players’ Representative - Vaughan Jones
Committee Members - Alan Cockayne, Roger Cooper, Steve Endicott, Simon Hedges,
John Kayes, Bob Munro, Geoff Smith, Mike Tremlin, and Stewart Wolf.
Rovers legend, Vaughan Jones, was very enthusiastic following the first meeting, saying,
“I have always enjoyed the get-togethers and camaraderie of former players and the
welcome formation of BRFPA as a proper association will enable us to move to a more
If you are interested in joining the Former Players Association, please contact RogerBrinsford@bristolrovers.co.uk.