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Meet the Administrators

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TWIGGY

Live Streaming Coordinator

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GIBBY

Raffle & Auction

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KELBY

Vice President

Sponsorship & Merchandise

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HAGUEY

President & Treasurer

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DARREN

Lotto & Publicity

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EDDIE

BWRG Coordinator

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MARCUS WHITE

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ANDY BOWLING

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PETER BOND

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Ambassador

CARL GRUNDY

Honorary Presidents
We are proud to announce that Tony Kelly, John McGinlay, Christopher Robert Houghton & Gary Henshaw
have accepted our request to become Presidents

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JOHN McGINLAY

Super John, another Legend amongst Bolton People who works tirelessly for our community and also as a heart of gold.

John McGinlay (born 8 April 1964) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a striker over a 26-year career. He played at Bolton Wanderers in the mid to late 1990sMcGinlay is perhaps best known for his five-year spell with Bolton Wanderers between 1992 and 1997, where his scoring exploits led to him being nicknamed 'Super John'.[4] After his goals eliminated FA Cup holders Liverpool from the competition,[3] he successfully partnered fellow Scot Andy Walker[4] as the Trotters gained promotion from the third tier in 1993, with McGinlay scoring the match winning penalty in the last fixture against local rivals Preston North End.[4]Further cup 'giant killings' over teams such as Everton and Arsenal[4][5] followed the next year, with McGinlay featuring prominently – he scored 33 goals across all competitions during the campaign, and the team became known in local media as 'white hot' due to the performances.[3][4] In the 1995 he was in the side which gained promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, playing all 120 minutes of the dramatic 4–3 victory over Reading (they were relegated in the subsequent campaign), and also started in the League Cup Final (lost 2–1 to Liverpool) in the same season.In April 1997, he scored the last goals at Burnden Park,[6] finishing as the club and the division's top scorer with 24 goals from 43 games as Bolton returned to the top level, this time as champions. He scored a hat-trick in a 6–1 cup win over Tottenham Hotspur.[4] He made seven further league appearances for the club at the outset of the next season before joining second-tier Bradford City in November 1997 for £625,000 in what would be an injury-hit move.[5] He later had the Bolton club crest tattooed on his arm.[4]Later years[edit] McGinlay took over the 240-year old Horwich pub the Original Bay Horse He rejoined Bolton Wanderers in an official ambassadorial role in 2020, in an attempt by the club to strengthen their ties with the sports courses held at the University of Bolton, and to bring former players back into contact with the club, John is also now President of BWFC.

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TONY GERARD KELLY

Tony "Zico" Kelly a man who needs no introduction, born 1st October 1964 in Huyton and a former professional footballer with Liverpool FC.

A legend amongst Bolton People who works tirelessly for our community and also as a heart of gold. Tony established himself in the first team in 1991–92, and his consistent performances led to him being named on the PFA Team of the Year.

He continued to be a first team regular under new manager Bruce Rioch, and helped the "Trotters" to win promotion out of the Second Division as runners-up in 1992–93, before leaving the club at the end of the 1993–94 campaign.In three years with Bolton, Kelly became a firm favourite with the fans, who nicknamed him Zico in homage to Kelly's footballing style, despite his (at times) obvious weight and fitness problems.[4] He was a cult figure with the fans during his stay at Burnden Park and was a key figure in the exciting team that Bruce Rioch built, as Bolton rose from Third Division obscurities to FA Cup 'giant killings' and pushing at the door of the newly formed Premier League. In total he amassed over 100 league appearances for the club before September 1994,  at the age of 30 he was given a free transfer to Port Vale.

In 2008, Kelly rejoined Bolton Wanderers as the Fans Liaison Officer. Like his former teammate John McGinlay, Kelly is a 'converted' Bolton fan and has a weekly column in The Bolton News where he gives an insight into recent events at the Wanderers. a former coach of Bolton Wanderers' U18s alongside David Lee, Kelly's former teammate.[8] In a September 2008 poll of Bolton fans, Kelly was voted the 34th greatest player to ever don a Bolton shirt.Kelly regularly takes part in charity football events at BWFC. 

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GARY HENSHAW

​(born 18 February 1965 in Leeds) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a Midfielder.

Garys former clubs also include, ​Grimsby Town, Bolton Wanderers Rochdale Swansea City

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Christopher has and continues to be a fantastic supporter of our group and the wider community.

CHRISTOPHER ROBERT HOUGHTON

Ambassadors
We are so proud to announce that Mark Came, Jeff Chandler, John Thomas & David Felgate, have all accepted our request to become Ambassadors.

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JOHN THOMAS

(born 5 August 1958) is an English former professional footballer who scored 123 goals from 364 appearances in the Football League playing for Tranmere RoversHalifax TownBolton WanderersChesterLincoln CityPreston North EndBolton Wanderers and Hartlepool United

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JEFFREY GEORGE CHANDLER

 (born 19 June 1959) is a former professional footballer.

During his career, he made over 300 appearances in the Football League and won 2 caps for the Republic of Ireland.[2] He began his career as an apprentice with Blackpool and went on to break into the first-team before joining First Division side Leeds United in 1979 for a fee of £100,000.[3] 

He spent two seasons with Leeds before moving to Bolton Wanderers in 1981. He later played for Derby County, Mansfield Town and Cardiff City before retiring due to a severe knee injury.

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MARK CAME

(born 14 September 1961) is an English former professional footballer who made more than 300 Football League appearances for Bolton Wanderers, Chester City and Exeter City. He is now manager of non-league side Barnton.
Came began his playing career with Middlewich Athletic and joined Nantwich Town in October 1982. He soon moved on to Winsford United, who he played for until Bolton Wanderers gave him his first Football League chance when they signed him in April 1984. Came became a regular for Wanderers over the next four years, winning promotion from Division Four in 1987–88. But a broken leg early in the 1988–89 season after a tackle by Chester City's striker Ian Benjamin ruled him out for more than a year thus ending interest in him by Arsenal, Ipswich Town and Everton.[3] After this Came struggled to re-establish himself in the Bolton side and in December 1992 he ironically moved across the north-west to Chester.

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ROBBIE SAVAGE

born 8 January 1960) is an English footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Wrexham, Stoke City, Bournemouth, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers.

Savage signed for Bolton Wanderers in September 1987 for a fee of £30,000.

He made his debut against Halifax Town on 12 September, and scored his first Bolton goal a week later at Torquay.

On 7 May 1988 he scored the winning goal against his old club Wrexham to give Bolton promotion from the Fourth Division,[5] and played on the winning side at Wembley in the Football League Trophy final in 1989,[6] the second time he had won the tournament in his career. Savage's final professional appearance was on 7 April 1990, playing against Preston North End.[1] During the match, he broke his leg, and was later forced to retire due to the injury.

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TREVOR MORGAN

 (born 30 September 1956) is an English footballer who played as a centre forward in the football league for A.F.C. Bournemouth, Mansfield Town, Bristol City, Exeter City , Bristol Rovers, Bolton Wanderers etc...

 Signed his first professional contract in 1980 with A.F.C. Bournemouth and went on to make 400+ appearances for a variety of clubs. In 1987 where he joined Bolton Wanderers FC. in 1987-89 making 77 appearances and scoring 17 goals

He is currently the head coach of Philippines Football League club United City
 

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DAVE FELGATE

A long professional goalkeeping career from 1978 through to 1995 with a total of 612 football league appearances.

Of these appearances, 238 where for Bolton Wanderers where he was initially taken on loan from Grimsby town in 1987, he then became Bolton first choice goalkeeper from 1987 to 1993 and generally regarded as a true legend by the bolton fans, and very well known throughout the community as a whole.

After his retirement from playing, David then acted as Manchester City's Academy Goalkeeping Coach and later became the assistant manager for the semi-professional team Rossendale United club. He was then employed by Stockport County's as first team Goalkeeping Coach in League One, in January 2009 he left Stockport County to rejoin Manchester City and continue being their academy goalkeeping coach, was also awarded premier league & league cup medals with city.


Currently working at Liverpool FC.