Rossi Jarvis

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Rossi Jarvis
Personal information
Full name Ross Anthony Jarvis
Date of birth (1988-03-11) 11 March 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Fakenham, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lowestoft Town F.C.
Number 16
Youth career
1996–2005 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Norwich City 7 (0)
2007 Torquay United (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Rotherham United (loan) 10 (0)
2008–2010 Luton Town 62 (3)
2010–2011 Barnet 22 (0)
2011–2013 Cambridge United 82 (1)
2013 Oakleigh Cannons 5 (0)
2013– Lowestoft Town 87 (1)
National team
2006–2007 England U19 8 (0)
2009–2010 England C 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:01, 7 December 2015 (UTC).

Ross Anthony "Rossi" Jarvis (born 11 March 1988) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Lowestoft Town in the Isthmian League.

Club career[edit]

Norwich City[edit]

Jarvis began his career as a trainee with Norwich City, making history as the youngest player to appear in their reserve side when aged only 14.[1] The younger brother of fellow Norwich academy product Ryan Jarvis, he progressed to become a trainee with the Canaries and made his senior debut as a second-half substitute for Dean Marney in a 2–1 League Cup defeat away to Birmingham City on 26 October 2005. His league debut came on 5 November 2005, as a substitute in a 2–0 defeat away to Wolverhampton Wanderers. He made one further appearance in the league as a substitute, away to Millwall, before signing a professional contract in January 2006.[2]

The two Jarvis brothers played together for Norwich on only one occasion – a League Cup tie against Rotherham United on 19 September 2006.[3] That proved to be Jarvis' only appearance for Norwich in the 2006–07 season, as he was loaned out to League Two side Torquay on 25 January 2007.[4] He played four times for the Gulls before a back injury ended his loan spell.[5] After recovering, Jarvis played out the remainder of the season on loan at League One Rotherham United, making ten appearances.[6]

It would be almost a year on from the League Cup game at Rotherham until Jarvis next played a competitive game for Norwich. With suspensions to Dion Dublin, Jason Shackell, and Julien Brellier, Jarvis started in a League Cup Third Round tie on 25 September 2007 away to then Premier League high-flyers Manchester City, along with fellow academy graduate Michael Spillane. Both players performances drew high praise from the media, as Norwich lost the game 1–0.[7] Jarvis started his first ever league game for Norwich against Sheffield Wednesday four days later, and went on to start in three further games. However, he failed to feature under new Canaries manager Glenn Roeder, who was appointed on 30 October 2007, and was released by the club in May 2008.[8]

Luton Town[edit]

Jarvis signed for League Two side Luton Town, who had been hit with a 30-point deduction, on 7 August 2008.[9] He found some familiar faces in the dressing room, as the Hatters' squad included ex-Norwich teammates Michael Spillane, Chris Martin and Paul McVeigh. Jarvis played a total of 46 games for Luton in 2008–09, including in every round of the club's Football League Trophy success, scoring the winning goal in the quarter-final against Walsall.[10] He is known for his accurate set piece delivery, using this to contribute to ten assists in the 2008–09 season.[11][12]

Though he was a regular player under Luton manager Mick Harford, his dismissal in October 2009, and subsequent replacement in Richard Money, saw Jarvis used sparsely. On 7 May 2010, he was released from his contract at Luton, having made 71 appearances for the club.[13]


In June 2010, Jarvis joined Barnet.[14] He made his debut for the Bees on the opening day of the 2010–11 season away to Chesterfield and was replaced in the 54th minute by fellow debutant, Ricky Holmes.[15] He left Barnet at the end of the 2010–11 season, having made 22 league appearances.[16]

Cambridge United[edit]

Jarvis signed a one-month contract with Conference National side Cambridge United in August 2011 after impressing during a trial. This was then extended to a one-year contract on 31 August 2011.[17] The midfielder signed a new one-year contract with The U's on 8 May 2012 after making 39 starts in his first season at the club.[18]

International career[edit]

Whilst in non-League football with Luton, Jarvis was eligible to be called into the England C squad for friendlies against both Hungary under-23's and Poland under-23's in September and November 2009. He played in both, including captaining the side to a 2–1 victory in Poland.[19][20]


Luton Town


  1. ^ "Jarvis urged to sign new contract". BBC Sport. 13 December 2005. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Teenager Jarvis signs Canary deal". BBC Sport. 5 January 2006. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Rotherham 2–4 Norwich". Centurycomm. 19 September 2006. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Gulls sign Miller and Norwich duo". BBC Sport. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Loan trio in departure from Gulls". BBC Sport. 26 February 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Millers snap up defender Jarvis". BBC Sport. 13 March 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "The Scrimmage – Teenage talent". BBC Norfolk. 28 September 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Norwich release nine". BBC Sport. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Luton Town bring in 11 new faces". BBC Sport. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Walsall 0–1 Luton". BBC Sport. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "Rossi Jarvis profile". Luton Town F.C. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "2008–09 season assists". Luton Town F.C. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "Town release quartet". Luton Town F.C. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  14. ^ "Midfielder Rossi Jarvis signs for Barnet". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Chesterfield 2–1 Barnet". BBC News. 7 August 2010. 
  16. ^ "Southam leaves Barnet". Barnet F.C. 21 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Rossi Jarvis earns new Cambridge United deal". BBC Sport. 31 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Rossi Re-signs". Cambridge United F.C. 8 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "England C call on Luton's lion cubs". Bedfordshire Today. Johnston Press Digital Publishing. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  20. ^ "Fine win for England C". The Football Association. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 

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