Profile – Dave Wilcox

By Martin Bull

Dave was brought in from Portway Bristol by Harold Jarman in 1979, initially on a non contract basis. Dave signed a professional contract in 1980 under Terry Cooper, but at the end of an awful season on the pitch Rovers were relegated and Dave was released before he could play a first team game.

Dave later played for Frome Town and Clevedon Town, and told the BRFPA that he enjoyed his time at Eastville alongside some great players including Tony Pulis, David Williams, Ian Holloway, Phil Kite and his best mate Mike Barrett who tragically died from cancer just a few years later, aged just 24.

Dave Wilcox (left) in 2018, with Paul Randall (right) and BRFPA Committee Member Simon Hedges.