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Rob Dray

Head Of Football

First Competitive Game Involved: 06/08/2016 v Shortwood United (A), Southern League

First game as Manager: 04/09/2018 v Street (H), Southern League Cup

Rob joined the club in the summer of 2016, being appointed to the backroom team as coach. He has a wealth of experience in the non-league game, originally being a player and manager of Bridgwater Town Reserves in the Somerset County League. He stepped up to manage Bridgwater Town first team at the start of the 2010-11 season but a poor run of results saw his departure from Fairfax Park in March 2012 before he became assistant manager to Sean Joyce at Southern Premier new boys Bideford in the summer of that year. After three seasons in North Devon he left to have a short spell at Yate Town in 2015 but took a break from the game for the majority of the 2015-16 season.

Upon joining the Peacocks, he became part of the successful management team that guided the team to the FA Cup 1st Round Proper and the Southern League West Division title in consecutive seasons. He then assumed the role of interim manager in September 2018 following the departure of Leigh Robinson before being appointed Head of Football a month later, leading the Peacocks to a tremendous second place finish in their first ever season at Southern Premier level. After two seasons curtailed due to Covid, he achieved his finest moment when guiding the Peacocks to the Southern Premier South title in 2021, a feat which earned promotion to the National League South for the first time in the club’s history. Despite a crippling injury list, he steered the club to a highly respectable 14th place finish in their debut season.

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