GARY OWERS
born: Gateshead¦ age: 47 ¦ dob: 3-10-1968
previous clubs: Sunderland ¦ Bristol City ¦ Notts County ¦ Forest Green Rovers ¦ Bath City (player manager) ¦ Forest Green Rovers (player manager) ¦ Weston Super Mare (player manager) ¦ Minehead ¦ Aldershot Town (asst. manager) ¦ Plymouth Argyle (asst. manager) ¦ Motherwell (Head of Recruitment) ¦ Gateshead (asst. manager)
Gary returned to Twerton Park in February 2016 for a second spell in charge of the club. He initially joined City as a player-coach in October 2003 but within a month the sacking of Alan Pridham saw him elevated to the managerial hot seat. This was the his first foray into management after a long and distinguished career with Sunderland, Bristol City and Notts County. Despite being Newcastle born Gary began as an apprentice with local rivals Sunderland in 1986. Went on to spend over eight years with the Black Cats, making in excess of 300 appearances, including the 1992 FA Cup Final defeat against Liverpool. Finally left the North East in December 1994 when a transfer fee of £250K (plus Martin Scott switching to Roker Park) saw him head to Ashton Gate. Added another 150 outings to his tally with Bristol City in his four years there before joining Notts County in the summer of 1998. Also spent four seasons with the Magpies taking his total of appearances beyond the 600 mark in the process. When he was released at the end of the 2001-02 season he looked to be heading to Exeter City until earning a contract with Forest Green Rovers after an impressive pre-season. Played exactly 50 games during his 18 months at The Lawn before the offer to coach at Twerton Park was made. After leading City to play-off appearances he joined Forest Green Rovers in May 2005, where he spent 15 months in charge. Spells as player-manager at Weston Super Mare followed before he hung up his boots after a short playing only return with Minehead. Since then the 47-year old has been assistant manager at Aldershot Town, Plymouth Argyle and Gateshead, plus a stint as Head of Recruitment with Motherwell.
JIM ROLLO
born: Birmingham ¦ age: 39 ¦ dob: 25-5-1976
previous clubs: Walsall (trainee) ¦ Cardiff City ¦ Bath City (loan) ¦ Forest Green Rovers ¦ Clevedon Town ¦ Merthyr Tydfil ¦ Bath City ¦ Chippenham Town
When Birmingham born Jim arrived at Twerton Park on his 26th birthday from Merthyr Tydfil it was his third spell with City, although the first time he had actually signed for the club. Two previous loans periods during the 1996-97 and 1998-99 seasons saw him make five and four appearances respectively. Made his debut against Kettering Town in January 1997 during that first spell but soon returned to Cardiff City. Spent two seasons with the Ninian Park club, making 35 first team appreances, after beginning his career as a trainee with Walsall. Left Cardiff in the summer of 1998 for Conference side Forest Green Rovers but never secured a regular starting place and spent just one season at The Lawn before heading for Clevedon Town. Spent two years there but following the clubs relegation back to the Western Division moved back into Wales with Merthyr Tydfil. Another season of struggle followed as the Martyrs headed the same way as Clevedon and, despite being offered the captaincy of the Welsh club, Jim switched to City in May 2002. Now one of the most popular players at City amongst both teammates and fans, he was named player of the year in 2004-05, he has passed the milestone of 450 games, putting him in 4th place of highest appearances for the club. Jim briefly joined Chippenham Town in December 2012 but returned to City ten weeks later. In February 2016 he was named assistant manager.
LEE WILLIAMS
born: n/a ¦ age: n/a ¦ dob: n/a
previous clubs: Brislington ¦ Mangotsfield United ¦ Paulton Rovers
Experienced physio Lee joined City in the summer of 2011 following the departure of long-serving Dave Lukins. The qualified sports therapist previously spent five years at Cossham Street between 2005 and 2010, where he worked under City's previous Head Coach Lee Howells, after moving from Western League Brislington. He joined Paulton Rovers during the summer of 2010 before switching to Twerton Park a year later.