Jamie Day (footballer, born 1979)
|Full name||James Day|
|Date of birth||13 September 1979|
|Place of birth||Bexley, London, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Braintree Town (manager)|
|2007||→ Eastbourne Borough (loan)||0||(0)|
|2008||→ Havant & Waterlooville (loan)|
|2009–2014||Welling United (player-manager)|
|2015–2016||Forest Green Rovers (assistant manager)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:24, 8 November 2009 (UTC).
Day began his playing career as a trainee at Arsenal where he earned a professional deal in 1998, although he failed to make a first team appearance, despite being named as a substitute in one first team fixture by Arsene Wenger .
He joined Bournemouth for a fee of £20,000 in March 1999. He made his Bournemouth debut in April 1999 against Northampton Town. His first goal for the club came the following 1999-2000 season in a 2-0 away win against Cambridge United.
In the summer of 2001, he moved to Conference National side Dover Athletic. His first goal for the club came in a 2-1 loss against Hayes on 5 January 2002. At the end of the 2001-2002 season, Day couldn't prevent Dover's relegation from the division.
He left the club in the summer of 2004 and joined Welling United. He remained at Welling until May 2007, when he returned to the Conference National, signing for Grays Athletic. He made his Grays Athletic debut on 18 August 2007 as a substitute in a 5-1 home win over Kidderminster Harriers. His first goal proved to be the winner on 3 November 2007 in a 1-0 away win over Salisbury City. He was sent out on loan to Conference South sides Eastbourne Borough and Havant & Waterlooville to gain further game time.
In November 2009, he returned to Welling United having been appointed as player-manager of the Conference South club at the age of 30. His start as manager at Park View Road was delayed however with Dartford claiming he was still registered to them as a player.
Despite being docked five points at the start of the 2010-11 season for financial misconduct, Day led Welling to sixth place in the Conference South, missing out on the play-off places by one point. In April 2011, he ruled out any rumours that he was set to return to his former club, Dartford, as their manager.
A third-place finish at the end of the 2011-12 season saw Day lead Welling to the Conference South play-off places. His side defeated Sutton United in the play-off semi-finals, subsequently earning a play-off final tie with Dartford, however Welling missed out on promotion, suffering a 1-0 defeat.
The following 2012-13 campaign however saw Day guide Welling to promotion to the Conference National as Conference South champions. After reaching the 60 point mark, he led Welling to a 16th-place finish in their first season back in the Conference National.
Following a five-year spell in charge at Welling, he left to return to the Conference South, being appointed manager of Ebbsfleet United in December 2014. In April 2015 though he was relieved of his duties alongside his assistants Barry Ashby and Dean Frost.
- As of 3 February 2015
|Welling United||8 November 2009||10 December 2014||245||117||71||57||47.76|
|Ebbsfleet United||10 December 2014||21 April 2015||25||10||5||10||40.00|
- "Arsenal ex trainees". arseweb.com.
- "Ex-Cherries star Day on Kent battles". Bournemouth Echo. 22 November 2011.
- "Tempers flair as Dover lose tight battle". Kent Online. 10 January 2002.
- "Whites drop out of the Conference". Kent Online. 18 April 2002.
- "Dover 0-1 Oxford". BBC Sport. 16 November 2002.
- "Wings sign former Charlton youngster". Kent Online. 2 July 2004.
- "Grays sign Welling midfielder Day". BBC Sport. 15 May 2007.
- "Suicidal defending ensures a Grays day". Kidderminster Shuttle. 22 August 2007.
- "Salisbury City 0-1 Grays". Sky Sports. 3 November 2007.
- "Burman celebrates happy Day". newsshopper.co.uk. 27 August 2008.
- "Jamie Day appointed new Welling United manager". Kent Online. 4 November 2009.
- "Day named as new Welling boss". Kent News. 4 November 2009.
- "Day's appointment as Wings boss hits snag". Kent News. 5 November 2009.
- "Welling Utd are docked points over financial misconduct". BBC Sport. 17 September 2010.
- "Welling United manager Jamie Day dismisses rumours linking him with Dartford return". Kent Online. 17 April 2011.
- "Dartford 1-0 Welling United". BBC Sport. 13 May 2012.
- "Welling United seal Blue Square Bet South title". BBC Sport. 23 April 2013.
- "2013-14 Football Conference". Football Club History Database.
- "Ebbsfleet United appoint Jamie Day as their new manager after he ended five-year spell in charge at Welling United". Kent Online. 10 December 2014.
- "Jamie Day leaves Welling to become Ebbsfleet United boss". BBC Sport. 10 December 2014.
- "Ebbsfleet United sack manager Jamie Day". Kent Online. 21 April 2015.
- "Jamie Day named Forest Green Rovers assistant manager". BBC Sport. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.