Barwell F.C.

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Barwell crest
Full nameBarwell Football Club
Nickname(s)The Canaries
GroundKirkby Road, Barwell
Capacity2,500 (256 seated)[1]
ChairmanDavid Laing
ManagerJimmy Ginnelly
LeagueSouthern League Premier Division Central
2017–18Northern Premier League Premier Division, 10th of 24 (transferred)

Barwell Football Club is a football club based in Barwell, near Hinckley in Leicestershire. They are currently members of the Southern League Premier Division Central and play at Kirkby Road.


The club was established in 1992 as a merger of Hinckley of the Midland Combination Premier Division and Barwell Athletic of the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division;[2][3] the new club took Hinckley's place in the Midland Combination.[4]

In 1994 Barwell were founder members of the Midland Alliance.[4] They won the Leicestershire and Rutland Senior Cup in 1996–97 and the League Cup in 2005–06, beating Leamington 3–1 in the final. After finishing as runners-up in 2008–09, they won the league the following season, earning promotion to Division One South of the Northern Premier League.[4] Their first season in the division saw them win the title, earning promotion to step three of the National League System. Instead of playing in the Northern Premier League's Premier Division, the club were moved to the Premier Division of the Southern League.[4] However, two seasons later, they were transferred back to the Northern Premier League.[4]

In 2015–16 Barwell reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing 2–0 at home to Welling United.[4] The following season saw them win the Leicestershire and Rutland Challenge Cup, beating Coalville Town 3–1 in the final.[5] The club were transferred to the Premier Central division of the Southern League at the end of the 2017–18 season as part of the restructuring of the non-League pyramid.


The club play at Kirkby Road in Barwell. The sports complex also incorporates bowling facilities and a cricket pitch, which was once used for first class matches. Floodlights were installed prior to the 1992–93 season, and a number of seats were obtained from the old main stand at Leicester City's Filbert Street ground. A new covered stand to accommodate five hundred spectators was built prior to the 1996–97 season. Towards the end of the 2000–01 season, a new 256 seater cantilever stand was erected, and the club have made further improvements to allow them to progress up the pyramid. The ground currently has a capacity of 2,500, of which 256 is seated and 750 covered.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 August 2018[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Liam Castle
England GK Elliott Taylor
England GK Ollie Parkes
England GK Ryan Brown
England DF Elliot Percival
England DF Jai Rowe
England DF Brad Gascoigne
England DF Jean-Ruben Desrosiers
England DF Liam Kay
England DF Liam Cross
England DF Caine Keeling-Treasure
England DF Guy Hadland
England DF Eddy Nisevic
No. Position Player
England MF Nigel Julien
England MF Jake Heath
Scotland MF Dominic Brown-Hill
England MF Brady Hickey (captain)
England MF Jake Warmington
England MF Owen Story
England MF Tom Bates
England MF Blair Anderson
England MF Alex Tomkinson
England MF Ben Ashby
England MF Kian Williams (on loan from Leicester City)
Montserrat FW Massiah McDonald


As of 5 August 2018[7]
Role Person
Manager England Jimmy Ginnelly
Assistant Manager England Guy Hadland
Coach England Tom Bates
Coach England Steve Moyle
Goalkeeping Coach England Mick Turner
Physio England Viv Coleman
Physio England Lani Duncan
Physio England Emma Moyle

Managerial history[edit]

Period Manager
1992–1995 David Callow
1995–1998 Bill Moore
1998–2002 Paul Purser
2003–2004 Alan Hussey
2004–2007 Bob Steel
2007–2010 Marcus Law
2010–2011 Paul O'Brien
2011–present Jimmy Ginnelly
Source: NLCD


  • Northern Premier League
    • Division One South champions 2010–11
  • Midland Alliance
    • Champions 2009–10
    • League Cup winners 2005–06
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Senior Cup
    • Winners 1996–97
  • Leicestershire and Rutland Challenge Cup
    • Winners 2016–17


  • Highest league position: 7th in the Southern League Premier Division, 2012–13[4]
  • Best FA Cup performance: First round, 2015–16[4]
  • Best FA Trophy performance: Third qualifying round, 2014–15[4]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Semi-finals, 2009–10[4]
  • Most appearances: Liam Castle[8]
  • Most goals: Kev Charley[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Barwell Non-League Club Directory
  2. ^ Hinckley at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ Barwell Athletic at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Barwell at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ Barwell 3 vs. 1 Coalville Town Coalville Town F.C.
  6. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p448 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0
  7. ^ a b Barwell player profiles Barwell Football Club
  8. ^ a b Stats Barwell FC Stats

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°34′21.709″N 1°20′28.320″W / 52.57269694°N 1.34120000°W / 52.57269694; -1.34120000