Richard has extensive managerial experience at Bridgwater, Bitton, Paulton Rovers and Street, culminating in Street winning the Premier Division of the Western League ( with us runners up) and finishing 8th last season in the Southern League.
Previously assisted Richard Fey at Street. He is a former manager of local rivals, Chippenham Town, after a long playing career that began at Norwich City and covered a number of local clubs.
'Bally' has returned to his home town club after spells playing at higher level with Frome Town, Chippenham Town and Gloucester City. A versatile player with plenty of experience Luke is the holder of a record number of England futsal caps at over 100. Has featured in a variety of positions for the club at either right back, right mid or up top and recently taken on caretaker manager role.
Adam is an experienced player who has played consistently in the Southern League and above during his career. A widely travelled winger who can also play more defensively . He is an honest, hand-working player who signed for Melksham having been with Thatcham Town during the 2019-20 season. Adam can list Bashley, Winchester City, Taunton Town, Truro City and Weymouth amongst his previous clubs.
Alan is a popular local lad best known for his time at Chippenham Town. Alan was instrumental in helping Chippenham propel themselves up the Southern League. A physical and strong target man. Alan also brings goals and has in recent years played at Cirencester and Bristol Manor Farm. He will bring experience and desire to the Melksham front line and is a welcome addition to the squad.
Dave is one of Melksham's record appearance holders having played over 300 games for the club since making his debut in August 2008. He is a key part of this year's defence having re-signed for the club in November 2019. He lists Frome Town, Paulton Rovers and Bradford Town amongst his previous clubs.
Harry is a young goal keeper who represented the Melksham U18 team last year as well as playing with the Chippenham Academy. He is talented and has the opportunity to develop his career further with the First Team this year. He is part of a talented group of keepers who train under the guidance of Melksham Town stalwart, Nick Evans.
Harvey was the top scorer with the Melksham Reserve Team in 2019-20 and was key to the team's impressive charge for a promotion spot. Harvey has demonstrated in pre-season that he is ready for the step up to the Southern League and already looks to give something different to an already established strike force. A natural finisher from inside and outside of the box, the Town faithful will look forward to seeing a young player step up. Harvey has previously been with Swindon Town and Chippenham Town's academy squad.
Jamie is a familiar face to local football fans having served our near neighbours Bradford Town with distinction over recent years. His impact was immediate and he has quickly established himself in the Southern League. Jamie brings a physical presence and outstanding shot stopping ability to our defence, with a calming influence on those who play in front of him.
Liam is a young player who started his career with Bristol City. He has since had spells with Bath City, Frome Town and Paulton Rovers. He was highly rated at Paulton Rovers during his time there, and was their Supporters Player of the Year last season. A highly energetic and combative midfielder. He joined us from Yate Town in August 2019 and scored a couple of crackers towards the end of the season.
A composed and skilful midfielder who is strong in the tackle and brings a calmness to midfield. Matt can pick a pass with ease and has scored the odd wonder goal in previous seasons. Previously played at Bridgwater Town with the manager and displays an attitude which will help us this season. After an impressive first season with Melksham, he will have a key role in the central midfield area.
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Phil signed for Melksham in the summer of 2019 having previously played for Gillingham Town, Dorchester Town and Street. He is a powerful and mobile centre forward who has shown he can score goals at every level he has played at. He demonstrated consistently last season why he is dangerous both in scoring and creating chances for his team mates.
From his debut in 2011, he has been a loyal and dependable member of the club. Comfortable anywhere in the back line, he has good pace and is aided by dangerous long throws which can effectively become a corner when attacking. Another good role model for the younger lads in the squad.
Tom is a local lad who has played for Melksham previously and re-joins us this year for our third season in the Southern League. Tom recently played in Midsomer Norton with Welton Rovers and is an experienced goalkeeper.
Aidan joins us from Street having previously been a product of the Yeovil Town Academy, where he played for their U18s and made a couple of appearances on the bench for the First Team. He has also played for Gillingham and Weymouth. He is a hard-working midfielder who always gives 100%. A decent signing whose return to fitness last year helped to trigger the impressive run which led to two 'Team of the month' awards.
Albie is a young player who signed in the Autumn of 2019. Albie has football league pedigree having started his career with Oxford United. He is a lively wide player who can play on either side with both pace and skill. Most recently with Yate Town, he has also played on loan at Oxford City and Rushden and Diamonds. A player who the fans love to see on the ball and someone who made an immediate impact last season scoring several important goals.
Originating from Brazil, Felipe is a proven goal scorer, being prolific. Last season for Thatcham Town, Barcelos scored twenty-four times in thirty-six games for the Kingfishers, during the 2019/20 season as the club rose to the top of the Southern League. Skilful and quick, he will quickly become a player who the crowd will love to see on the ball and is an exciting addition to the squad.
Harry is a young local defender who was previously with Chippenham Town. We were fortunate to have Harry on loan during last season and he showed that he is a strong and commanding defender despite his young age. He is strong in the tackle and a welcome addition to the club on a more permanent basis this season.
Jack was a summer signing from Paulton Rovers where he has been top scorer regularly for the last few seasons. He began his career at Yeovil Town and has since shown himself to be one of the most consistent goal scorers at Southern League level and a constant threat to defences. Jack was well in the hunt for the 'Golden Boot' in the league when it was cancelled. A natural poacher who can find space where none seems to exist in crowded penalty areas.
Josh is an experienced Central Defender who began his career at Queens Park Rangers. He is an uncompromising defender who defends with commitment. A natural leader, he was the Captain of Yate Town when they won promotion in 2019 to the Southern Premier League. Josh has also played at Paulton, Frome and Larkhall. He is the Captain and helped to bring a solid feel to the defence when he joined us in 2019.
Luke has played for several teams in the region having begun with Bristol City before moving onto spells with Frome Town, Gloucester City and Chippenham Town. He can literally play anywhere and will regularly score goals from all over the pitch. He remains the record England Futsal Cap holder with over 108 caps. A threat from anywhere, he was again one of the top scorers in the league last season and someone who will be keen to add to his tally this season.
A local lad who has re-joined his home town club after a break last year. An experienced and respected midfielder who has played for Team Bath, Bath City, Frome and Paulton Rovers. As a veteran of well over 200 games for Melksham, he brings energy, skill and aggression to the midfield. A player who will score goals and bring consistency to the midfield.
Ollie first played for Melksham in March 2017. He is a strong defensive player comfortable playing anywhere in defence as well as in midfield. He is strong aerially and lists Trowbridge Town, Calne, Odd Down and Westbury United amongst his former clubs. A local man who is a key member of the squad.
A welcome back to local lad Ryan who re-joins us from neighbours Westbury United. Ryan previously played for Melksham in our last Western League campaign. Ryan is a left sided player who can operate in defence or further forward. He has scored more than his fair share of goals in the last few seasons. Ryan has similar attributes to Joe Romanski and will be looking to make the left back position his own this coming season.
Seth is another youngster who has progressed through the youth set up and had a solid year with the Reserves last season. Playing either centrally or wider, he is a player who has exquisite touch and has not looked out of place when asked to step into the First Team in previous seasons, whether at Western League or Southern League level
Will joined the Melksham ranks from Cirencester Town in October 2019. Prior to this, Will played at Swindon Town and Bath City. A capable and poised defender, quick on his feet and experienced at this level for his young age.