Ashley Vickers

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Ashley Vickers
Personal information
Full name Ashley James Ward Vickers
Date of birth (1972-06-14) 14 June 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Blackfield & Langley (manager)
Youth career
Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Worcester City
Malvern Town
The 61 Club
1997 Heybridge Swifts
1997–1998 Peterborough United 1 (0)
1998–2000 St Albans City 90 (2)
2000–2006 Dagenham & Redbridge 171 (4)
2006–2008 Weymouth 42 (2)
2008 Eastleigh 1 (0)
2008–2009 Newport County 22 (0)
2009–2011 Dorchester Town 34 (2)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Dorchester Town
2012– Blackfield & Langley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:57, 28 October 2011 (UTC).

Ashley James Ward Vickers (born 14 June 1972 in Sheffield) is an English former football player and now current manager of Wessex League side Blackfield & Langley.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Vickers began his career as a defender with Sheffield United, but was released at the end of his traineeship and joined non-League Worcester City. He subsequently played for Malvern Town and The 61 Club before joining Heybridge Swifts.

He was playing for Heybridge, managed by Garry Hill in the 1997–98 season, getting sent off in the FA Cup First Round defeat away to Bournemouth in November that year. The following month he joined Peterborough United for a fee of £5,000. He made his Football League debut in the 2–1 home defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion on 28 December 1997, but was sent off late in the game. He was an unused substitute twice later in the season, but that was as near as he got to the Peterborough first team again.

In August 1998, he moved to non-League St Albans City for a fee of £10,000, before joining up again with Garry Hill who was by now managing Conference side Dagenham & Redbridge in March 2000.

He joined Weymouth, managed at the time by Garry Hill, on a free transfer in late May 2006. He signed a new one-year contract with Weymouth on 19 July 2007. He signed for Eastleigh on 4 March 2008 and subsequently in August 2008 he joined Newport County on a three-month loan deal.

Coaching career[edit]

In March 2009, Vickers joined Dorchester Town as player-assistant manager to new player-manager Roy O'Brien. O'Brien was sacked on 21 November 2009, following a humiliating 3–0 defeat to fierce local rivals Weymouth in the FA Trophy with Vickers becoming caretaker manager for the rest of the season. Having turned Dorchester's season around, with the team going on to an impressive run of form, Vickers was given the role permanently in March 2010. He was suspended in March 2011 for tackling a man who had come onto the field in a mankini.[2]

In October 2011, Vickers left Dorchester by mutual consent.[3] In January 2012 he became manager of Blackfield & Langley[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff – Blackfield & Langley FC". Bandlfc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dorchester Town player tackles fan in mankini". BBC News. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "BBC Sport – Dorchester manager Ashley Vickers leaves Blues Square Bet South side". Bbc.co.uk. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vickers takes over at Gang Warily (From Daily Echo)". Dailyecho.co.uk. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 

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