Dick Groves

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Dick Groves
Personal information
Date of birth 1909/1910[1]
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bristol Rovers
Plymouth Argyle
Torquay United
Teams managed
1951 Sligo Rovers
1953 ADO Den Haag
1954 North Shore
1960 Hakoah Sydney
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Richard G. Groves[2] (born 1909/1910) was an English professional football player and manager. He was also active in cricket and rugby.

Playing career[edit]

Groves played an inside forward,[2] for Bristol Rovers, Southampton, Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Groves coached Irish club Sligo Rovers in 1951,[3] and Dutch team ADO Den Haag in 1953.[1][4][5] Whilst in the Netherlands he worked with the Royal Dutch Football Association for two years.[2]

Groves also worked on the ground staff for Somerset County Cricket Club.[6]

He emigrated to Australia in 1954, working for the National Fitness Council in Toowoomba.[6] In May 1954 he became coach of North Shore in Sydney.[2]

He also coached the Toowoomba Clydesdales rugby league team.[6] He became coach of Hakoah Sydney for the 1960 season.[6]


  1. ^ a b "De nieuwe trainer ADO arriveert Zaterdag- ADO Den Haag Nieuws". www.adofans.nl.
  2. ^ a b c d https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18434358?searchTerm=%2B%22richard%20g%20groves%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=l-decade=195
  3. ^ a b "Sligo Rovers History". homepage.eircom.net.
  4. ^ "Professional Coaches ADO/FC/ADO Den Haag from 1928 up till now". ADOfanpage.nl. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
  5. ^ "ADO, Hsv (Amateurs)".
  6. ^ a b c d "The Sydney Morning Herald - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.