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 61)
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 U17
2006–2008 Botswana
2008 Al-Ahly Youth
2011 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Colwyn Roger Rowe (born 22 March 1956) 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 Transfer 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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