Colwyn Rowe

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Colwyn Rowe
Personal information
Full name Colwyn Roger Rowe
Date of birth (1956-03-22) 22 March 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth Ipswich, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1975 Colchester United 12 (2)
1975–1976 Chelmsford City
Teams managed
Lowestoft Town
1980 Ipswich Wanderers
2003–2004 Woodbridge Town
2004 Heybridge Swifts
2004–2006 Jordan U-17
2006–2008 Botswana
2008 Al-Ahly Egypt U19
2011 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Colwyn Roger Rowe (born 22 March 1956 in Ipswich) is an English football coach and former professional player.


Playing career[edit]

Rowe began his professional career in 1973 with Colchester United,[1] before signing with Chelmsford City in 1975.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Rowe began work as a football coach, and has coached in numerous countries around the world. He began his career as manager of several semi-professional teams in England, such as Lowestoft Town, Ipswich Wanderers, Woodbridge Town, and Heybridge Swifts.[2] In 2004 Rowe ran a FA course for coaches from war-torn Iraq.[3] In 2005 he helped to set up the youth programme of the Jordan national side.[4] He became the manager of the Botswana national team in August 2006,[5] before leaving in June 2008.[6] In June 2008 he became the Technical Director & Football Manager of the Al-Ahly youth section [7]

He became manager of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in September 2011, leaving that role in December 2011.[8]


  1. ^ "COLCHESTER UNITED:1950/51-1989/90 & 1992/93-2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  2. ^ "ROWE'S THE MAN FOR WOODBRIDGE". 19 May 2003. 
  3. ^ "United for development". The Football Association. 2004-12-21. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  4. ^ "Where are they now: Colwyn Rowe". BBC. 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Rowe is new Botswana coach". BBC. 2006-08-01. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  6. ^ Tshepho Bogosing (2008-06-04). "Botswana sack coach Rowe". BBC. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  7. ^ King, Daniel (2008-12-27). "Steve Maclaren leading the way as world clamours to sign British Coaches". Daily Mail (London). 
  8. ^ Soccerway profile

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