General Manager:

Jack Pearce

Now in his 47th year with the club after joining as a player from Portsmouth, Jack has been player, player-manager, manager, chairman and is now general manager of the club. He is also a highly respected FA Councillor of many years standing.

Manager:

Jamie Howell

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Jamie began his career as a trainee with Arsenal, turning professional in 1995. Captained the England Youth team at Wembley, before moving on to Portsmouth and Torquay Utd, he had a brief spell with Brighton before joining Bognor in 1997, making over 400 appearances for the club. He moved to Burgess Hill Town in 2007, and was appointed manager. Masterminded the Hillians FA Cup defeat of The Rocks seven years ago. Another very popular returnee to the club he had served so well as a player.

Head Coach:

Darin Killpartrick

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Darin returned to the club in July 2005 where he had spent much of his playing career. He spent three years as club coach before taking over as Manager in January 2009. Spent the previous five years playing for Burgess Hill Town, helping them gain promotion to the Ryman League. He is a qualified UEFA A standard coach and Director of Football at Chichester College. Handed the Manager’s position over to Howell to allow him to concentrate on his career commitments and his love of coaching.

Has recently been appointed as Head Coach to the England Colleges team.


Fitness Coach

Neil Cockcroft

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Neil spent 18 years in the Royal Navy as Physical Training Instructor .Has worked for the past eight years at Chichester College responsible for development of young players for the academy. Neil holds many fitness qualifications and is working towards his UEFA “B” licence.


Goalkeeper

Grant Smith

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Grant began his career at Brighton, joining Bognor on loan two seasons ago and spent last season at Hayes and Yeading United. Astrong and decisive keeper.


Goalkeeper

Lewis Boughton

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Lewis has recently turned in some excellent displays for the Youth team and deserves his position as understudy to Grant Smith.



Defender:

James Crane

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James has played for the England Colleges team. Can also play up front . Joined Bognor from County League side Arundel, but the much travelled player has also played at Heart of Midlothian, Reading and Cypriot sides Famagusta and AEK Larnaca.


Defender

Daryl Wollers

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Another young full back who played at Sussex County League side Littlehampton Town before joining Bognor at the beginning of season 2011-12. Has already shown that he has an eye for goal ad has recently impressed with his performances as emergency centre half.

Unfortunately missed last season through a serious injury.



Defender:

Sami El-Abd

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A summer signing from Peacehaven where he had spent the past twelve months. Sami previously played for Crawley Town, Chelmsford City, Hayes and Yeading and Team Bath and also had three successful years at Whitehawk where he won a Ryman Premier Champions medal.


Defender:

Chad Field

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A strong central defender, on loan from Portsmouth FC. Chad has impressed with his reading of the game and thoughtful play whilst at Bognor.



Midfield:

Dan Beck

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Recently returned to the club after a spell out of the game. First joined on loan from Brighton in 2003 before making the move permanent. A great servant for the club and has played in not just every outfield position but also in goal for the team! Captained the Rocks to promotion to the Ryman Premier in 2012. Other former clubs include Bristol City and Burgess Hill Town.


Winger

Ben Johnson

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First joined the Rocks seven years ago from Wessex League side Moneyfields. Has also played for Burgess Hill Town, Worthing and Havant & Waterlooville. Spent time on trial at Dagenham & Redbridge and Newport County. A skilful player who is equally at home on the wing or in midfield. Sadly missed almost all of the last two seasons with a serious knee injury and is unlikely to play again until next season.


Midfield

Doug Tuck

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Was at Brighton for two years, before joining The Rocks . Broke into the side in 2014 and showed that he can play in several key positions. Also demonstrated his eye for a goal. Has played regularly for the England Colleges team. Though small in stature, Doug has superb ability on the ball. Nephew of former Brighton and Bognor centre half Stuart Tuck.


Forward:

Alex Parsons

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Played for Bournemouth at the age of 18, and spent periods on loan at Bashley and Wimborne Town. Spent last season at Conference South side Whitehawk and then Worthing. Another versatile youngster who joined Bognor in 2014.


Forward

Ollie Pearce

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E Pankhurst

Exciting youngster who is the product of the youth team. Put in some impressive performances when promoted to the first team and scored a impressive number of goals. Has also played for county League side Midhurst and represented the England Colleges side in Italy. Son of former Rocks player Robbie Pearce who served the club for many years with great distinction.


Forward

Harvey Whyte

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Played for the club during two loan spells last season before signing permanently last season from Havant & Waterlooville, Great ball control and a blistering pace makes him very popular with the Rocks faithful. Son of 1980’s Rock’s favourite Dallas Whyte.