Jamie Day (footballer, born 1979)

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Jamie Day
Personal information
Full name James Day
Date of birth (1979-09-13) 13 September 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Bexley, London, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gillingham (coach)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Arsenal 0 (0)
1999–2001 Bournemouth 20 (1)
2001–2004 Dover Athletic 25 (1)
2004 Crawley 1 (0)
2004–2007 Welling United 89 (12)
2007–2008 Grays Athletic 7 (1)
2007 Eastbourne Borough (loan) 0 (0)
2008 Havant & Waterlooville (loan)
2008–2009 Dartford
2009–2014 Welling United 114 (10)
2014–2015 Ebbsfleet United 1 (0)
National team
England U16
England U17
England U18
Teams managed
2009–2014 Welling United (player-manager)
2014–2015 Ebbsfleet United
2015–2016 Forest Green Rovers (assistant manager)
2016 Braintree Town
2016–2017 Welling United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:24, 8 November 2009 (UTC).

James "Jamie" Day (born 13 September 1979 in Bexley, London, England) is an English football manager.

Playing career[edit]

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 .[1]

He joined Bournemouth for a fee of £20,000 in March 1999.[2] 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.[3] At the end of the 2001-2002 season, Day couldn't prevent Dover's relegation from the division.[4]

In November 2002, he was a part of the Dover side that reached the first round proper of the FA Cup, losing a first round tie against Football League club Oxford United.[5]

He left the club in the summer of 2004 and joined Welling United.[6] He remained at Welling until May 2007, when he returned to the Conference National, signing for Grays Athletic.[7] He made his Grays Athletic debut on 18 August 2007 as a substitute in a 5-1 home win over Kidderminster Harriers.[8] His first goal proved to be the winner on 3 November 2007 in a 1-0 away win over Salisbury City.[9] He was sent out on loan to Conference South sides Eastbourne Borough and Havant & Waterlooville to gain further game time.

He left Grays in the summer of 2008, and secured a move to Dartford in August 2008.[10]

Managerial career[edit]

In November 2009, he returned to Welling United having been appointed as player-manager of the Conference South club at the age of 30.[11][12] His start as manager at Park View Road was delayed however with Dartford claiming he was still registered to them as a player.[13]

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.[14] In April 2011, he ruled out any rumours that he was set to return to his former club, Dartford, as their manager.[15]

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.[16]

The following 2012-13 campaign however saw Day guide Welling to promotion to the Conference National as Conference South champions.[17] After reaching the 60 point mark, he led Welling to a 16th-place finish in their first season back in the Conference National.[18]

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.[19][20] In April 2015 though he was relieved of his duties alongside his assistants Barry Ashby and Dean Frost.[21]

On 11 May 2015, he was announced as the new assistant manager at Forest Green Rovers in a role that saw him link up with his former manager at Welling United, Adrian Pennock.[22]

On 21 May 2016, Day was named manager of Braintree Town.[23]

On 25 September 2016, Day was sacked as manager of Braintree Town after only four months in charge.[24]

On 25 October 2016, Day returned to Welling United, as first-team coach.[25] In November 2016 he stepped up to replace Mark Goldberg as the manager.[26] As first-team coach in second spell at Welling United he lost the first three matches against Ebbsfleet United, Hungerford Town and Hampton & Richmond. When Goldberg stepped aside he won all six of his matches in charge, in what marked his second spell as Welling manager. Day was undefeated in December 2016 and named as National League South Manager of the Month on 6 January 2017 - two days after leaving the club.

On 4 January 2017, Day left Welling to once again link-up with Adrian Pennock, this time at Gillingham.[27]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 5 January 2017
Team From To Record Ref
G W D L Win %
Welling United 8 November 2009[citation needed] 10 December 2014[citation needed] 245 117 71 57 47.76 [28]
Ebbsfleet United 10 December 2014[citation needed] 21 April 2015[citation needed] 25 10 5 10 40.00 [29]
Braintree Town 21 May 2016[citation needed] 25 September 2016[citation needed] 12 2 3 7 16.67 [30]
Welling United 24 November 2016[citation needed] 5 January 2017[citation needed] 6 6 0 0 100.000 [28]
Total 288 135 79 74 46.88


  1. ^ "Arsenal ex trainees". arseweb.com. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Cherries star Day on Kent battles". Bournemouth Echo. 22 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tempers flair as Dover lose tight battle". Kent Online. 10 January 2002. 
  4. ^ "Whites drop out of the Conference". Kent Online. 18 April 2002. 
  5. ^ "Dover 0-1 Oxford". BBC Sport. 16 November 2002. 
  6. ^ "Wings sign former Charlton youngster". Kent Online. 2 July 2004. 
  7. ^ "Grays sign Welling midfielder Day". BBC Sport. 15 May 2007. 
  8. ^ "Suicidal defending ensures a Grays day". Kidderminster Shuttle. 22 August 2007. 
  9. ^ "Salisbury City 0-1 Grays". Sky Sports. 3 November 2007. 
  10. ^ "Burman celebrates happy Day". newsshopper.co.uk. 27 August 2008. 
  11. ^ "Jamie Day appointed new Welling United manager". Kent Online. 4 November 2009. 
  12. ^ "Day named as new Welling boss". Kent News. 4 November 2009. 
  13. ^ "Day's appointment as Wings boss hits snag". Kent News. 5 November 2009. 
  14. ^ "Welling Utd are docked points over financial misconduct". BBC Sport. 17 September 2010. 
  15. ^ "Welling United manager Jamie Day dismisses rumours linking him with Dartford return". Kent Online. 17 April 2011. 
  16. ^ "Dartford 1-0 Welling United". BBC Sport. 13 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Welling United seal Blue Square Bet South title". BBC Sport. 23 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "2013-14 Football Conference". Football Club History Database. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ "Jamie Day leaves Welling to become Ebbsfleet United boss". BBC Sport. 10 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "Ebbsfleet United sack manager Jamie Day". Kent Online. 21 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Jamie Day named Forest Green Rovers assistant manager". BBC Sport. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  23. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36350070
  24. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37467103
  25. ^ "Former Welling United manager Jamie Day returns to Park View Road". Kent News. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  26. ^ "Day & Pennock Take Charge at Welling". The National League Official Website. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  27. ^ "Pennock, Lovell and Day join The Gills". Gillingham F.C. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  28. ^ a b "Welling United matches". Soccerway. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  29. ^ "Ebbsfleet United matches". Soccerway. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  30. ^ "Braintree Town matches". Soccerway. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 

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