Mitchell Glover - Professional Footballer 

Mitchell joined Frys officially as a four year old in August 2005, although he had been training with one of the older teams since August 2004. He was scouted by Bristol City as a five year old and started training with them on his sixth birthday, and signed officially (leaving Frys) for the U9 season (which is the age when Academy's insist on exclusive access), and played for them for a further two years before his family moved to Stoke, where Stoke City snapped him up. He got fed up with the Academy system however and left to join Nuneaton Town, a full time adult team, when he was 15, playing and scoring in the National League North - the sixth tier of English football, and then when he was 16 his manager moved to Darlington in the same division and Mitchell followed, and signed his first official contract when he turned 17. When the Manager left at the end of the 2018/19 season the new Manager wanted just local players, so Mitchell followed his old Manager again to Stratford Town FC. When the Manager lost his job, Mitchell moved on to Hednesford but the season ended soon after with the arrival of Covid-19. For 2020/21, Stratford re-signed Mitchell.

   

Stratford Town FC 2019-

Stratford Town FC

Stratford Town FC Profile Photo 2020/21

Mitchell Glover - Stratford Town FC Profile

Photo by Steve Wood - STISA

 

Needham Market v Stratford Town FC - 26th September 2020

Because of his injury, Mitchell made a belated debut, coming on for the final 20 minutes of the second League match when the team were 4-0 down, assisting one Stratford goal and having a hand in another to make it a more respectable 4-2 defeat!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Mitchell re-signed for Stratford for the 2020/21 season however had been injured in preseason whilst on trial at a National League North team.  Stratford announced the signing on their website at the end of August.

 

Hednesford Town FC 2020

Hednesford Town FC

 

Mitchell signed for Hednesford at the start of 2020, in the same division as Stratford, Hednesford announcing it on their website, however he didn't get an opportunity to get on the pitch before Covid-19 ended the season.

 

Market Drayton Town FC 2019

Market Drayton Town FC

 

Whilst looking for regular football, Mitchell signed for a few weeks for Market Drayton, featuring in three matches before being picked up by Hednesford Town. Market Drayton announced it on their website and the transfer was part of the weekly roundup of Northen Premier League transfers.

 

Stratford Town FC 2019

Stratford Town FC

 

Stratford Town FC Profile Photo 2019/20

Mitchell Glover - Stratford Town FC Profile

Photo by Steve Wood - STISA

With the departure of the Manager, Mitchell was not selected again, and although his departure was never officially announced, he was asked to find another Club along with many others to balance the books.

 

Read the Stratford Town Independent Supporters Association Match Reports for the 2019/20 season.

 

Stratford Town FC v Leiston FC - 5th October 2019

Another win for Stratford saw Mitchell assist for the equaliser, with the video available on the Highlights page, however with a run of poor results and dropping attendances, this proved to be the Manager's final match in charge!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Hitchin v Stratford Town FC - 28th September 2019

Defeat for Stratford on the road again!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Stratford Town FC v Halesowen (Southern League Cup) - 10th September 2019

Stratford fell at the first hurdle in defence of their Southern League Cup, with the video available on the Highlights page!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Stratford Town FC v Boldmere St Michael (FA CUP 2nd Qlfy Rnd) - 7th September 2019

Some welcome relief from the recent league travails in the form of the FA Cup, with Mitchell coming off the bench to provide an assist in an easy win!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Stratford Town FC v Biggleswade - 31st August 2019

Stratford slipped to a second defeat in five days, with the video available on the Highlights page!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Rushall Olympic v Stratford Town FC - 26th August 2019

Defeat for Stratford saw Mitchell score Stratford's only goal, with the video available on the Highlights page!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Stratford Town FC v Rushden & Diamonds - 24th August 2019

Another win for Stratford saw Mitchell win a penalty and an assist for the third goal, with the video available on the Highlights page!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Stratford Town FC v Kings Langley - 17th August 2019

An end to end draw for Stratford saw Mitchell assist for all three goals, with the video available on the Highlights page!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Stourbridge v Stratford Town FC - 12th August 2019

Stratford went away for the first time in the League and lost 1-3 to a very physical Stourbridge side, with the video available on the Highlights page!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

The Respect handshake

Mitchell in action against Stourbridge  Mitchell in action against Stourbridge

Mitchell in action against Stourbridge  Mitchell in action against Stourbridge

 

Stratford Town FC v Needham Market - 10th August 2019

The first League match of the season saw Mitchell come on for the final 25 minutes and score another scorcher, this time from 30 to 40 yards depending on the Match Reporter or Tweeter and helped Stratford win 2-1!

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Stratford Town FC v Evesham Utd - 5th August 2019

The final pre-season match saw Mitchell play 75 minutes and score a scorcher from 25 yards, with the video available on the Highlights page but losing 2-3.

Read the Stratford Town FC Match Report.

Read the Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald Match Report.

See the Stratford Town FC Official Photos.

 

Stratford Town FC v FC Stratford - 3rd August 2019

Mitchell joined up with his ex-Nuneaton and Darlington Manager again at Stratford and played a full 90 minutes straight away in a pre-season derby, scoring a penalty and winning 3-0.

 

Darlington 2017-2019

 

Darlinton FC

 

Mitchell Leaves Darlington - 29th July 2019

Mitchell Glover - Midfielder

Whenever a Manager changes at a Club there is confusion and doubt over the future for the players and backroom staff, followed by opportunities or exits.  As soon as Alun Armstrong was announced as the new Manager of Darlington he made it clear that he only wanted players who lived within 30 to 45 minutes of the ground which put six players from the Midlands area of the UK on notice to leave; Mitchell amongst them, and although he wanted to fight for his place, if you are not wanted, that becomes impossible.  Of the six, at this date only one remains although interestingly, this is the one who made three appearances for the England C team last season...

Mitchell Glover leaves Quakers from the official Darlington FC webpage and their Facebook announcement.

Glover Gone, as reported in The Northern Echo.

 

Richmond Town - 20th July 2019

2019/20 pre-season saw Darlington visit Richmond Town.

Photo by Andy Futers Photography Twitter

 

Darlington FC End Of Season Presentation - 10th May 2019

Darlington held their annual End Of Season Presentation on Saturday 10th May, hosted by Pete Graves of Sky Sports, and it is at this event when the kit sponsors get to meet the player they sponsored, get a photo and receive the Shirt they sponsored.  Fry Club JFC sponsored Mitchell's Away kit for his first professional year, however were not able to get all the way to Darlington for the Presentation and so the photo was taken much closer at the Hereford match, with his shirt coming at the end of the season.

Mitchell being congratulated by a representative of Fry Club JFC for his first professional year at Darlington FC.   Fry Club JFC sponsored Mitchell Glover and his Away kit at Darlington FC for his first Professional year as recognition of where he began his playing career as a four year old.

 

Kidsgrove Athletic FC - 28th March 2019 To 27th April 2019

On the 28th March 2019, Mitchell joined EvoStick League West club Kidsgrove Athletic FC on loan for the rest of the season. Click to view Mitchell's Kidsgrove page.

 

Darlington's Mitchell Glover Learning The Ugly Side Of The Game - 24th January 2018

An article about Mitchell in The Northern Echo following on from his appearance against Hartlepool United.

 

Darlington u19s v York City u19s - Wednesday 21st November 2018

Darlington Academy

Mitchell played in the National League Youth Alliance for the U19 Academy, and is interviewed after Darlington won their first match of the season.

Click Here To Listen To the 1m "MITCH: IT WAS A GREAT PERFORMANCE" Interview Via the Darlington Website

 

Movember - November 2018

As part of "Movember" the Darlington FC players helped raise awareness for men's health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.  Click the link for more on Movember.

Movember Foundation

Read about Darlington FC's efforts via The Northern Echo.

 

Darlington u19s v Halifax Town u19s - Wednesday 10th October 2018

Darlington Academy

Mitchell played in the National League Youth Alliance League Cup for the U19 Academy, and receives some praise and advice from the Academy Manager Alan White from 4m 35s.

Click Here To Listen To the 10m Interview Via the Darlington Website

 

The Darlo Fans Radio March Podcast - Sunday 29th July 2018

Darlo Fans Radio Podcast

Click Here To Listen To the 1hr 05m Podcast Via Darlo Fans Radio

Mitchell is discussed by the Darlo Fans Radio group on 18m 25s with reference to the squad for the season ahead.

 

2018/19 pre-season also saw Darlington play against the Marathon Bet Legends. This was won through a public vote on the best goal celebration from last season. That squad included Jay Jay Okocha, Yakubu, Phil Babb, Marco Gabbiadini, Frank Sinclair, Matt Elliot and Danny Mills, and were managed by World Cup Winner (and the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final) Sir Geoff Hurst! Mitchell played the first 15 minutes of the second half until Darlington Legends came on for the last 30 minutes.

Click Here To Watch A Sixteen Minute Highlights Film Of The Match Via YouTube

 

2018/19 pre-season saw Darlington travel to Europe, to face PSV Eindhoven Jong. This is PSV Eindhoven's reserve team, made up of U23 players and they play in the Eerste Divisie, the 2nd tier of Dutch football, equivalent to England's Championship. Mitchell played the first 60 minutes in sweltering conditions in his first European match.

Click Here To Watch An Eleven Minute Highlights Film Of The Match Via YouTube

 

Mitchell's First Team Profile - 2018/19

Mitchell's First Team profile for the 2018/19 season including his Kit Sponsors.  Fry Club JFC recognise their ex-player's growing achievements with immense pride by sponsoring his Away kit for his first professional year. Good luck for your professional footballing career Mitchell.

Mitchell Glover - Darlington 1st Team 2018/19

 

As Mitchell grows we hope to see him on the pitch in a more regular capacity, and so you can watch all the the highlights films on YouTube via this Match Highlights page, including any post-match comments where Mitchell is discussed. These are regular Darlington matches, as opposed to the specialist matches included above.

 

Mitchell Signs His First Professional Contract - June 4th 2018

Click Here To Read About It On The Official Darlington FC Website

Mitchell Glover - Darlington 1st Team 2018/19

Photo by Nick Burton - Darlo Snapper

Click Here To Read About It On The Official National League Website

 

The Darlo Fans Radio End Of Season Podcast - Sunday 13th May 2018

Darlo Fans Radio Podcast

Click Here To Listen To the 1hr 45m Podcast Via Darlo Fans Radio

Mitchell is discussed by the Darlo Fans Radio group on 57 minutes, and by the Darlington Chief Executive Officer on 1hr 21m

 

Darlington Launch Their Scholar Academy Ahead Of 2018/19

Mitchell Glover - The face of Darlington Academy   Mitchell Glover - The face of Darlington Academy

Mitchell Glover - The face of Darlington Academy

Mitchell is one of the main faces of Darlington's promotional media.

Click Here To Watch A Three Minute Information Video Via YouTube

 

Stockport County v Darlington - Saturday 28th April 2018 - First League 90 Minutes

In the last match of the season, Mitchell played the full 90 minutes. You can read the Match Report in The Northern Echo. Read the Match Report via Darlington's Website.

Click Here To Watch A Seven Minute Highlights Film Of The Match Via YouTube

 

The Darlo Fans Radio March Podcast - Sunday 30th March 2018

Darlo Fans Radio Podcast

Click Here To Listen To the 1hr 35m Podcast Via Darlo Fans Radio

Mitchell is discussed by the Darlo Fans Radio group on 1hr 03m with an anecdote about his youthful appearance.

 

Darlington v North Ferriby Utd - Saturday 17th March 2018 - Programme Front Cover

Mitchell Glover - Darlington v North Ferriby Utd Programme Front Cover

Mitchell came on for the last 30 minutes against North Ferriby United in some interesting conditions... Read the Match Report via Darlington's Website.

Click Here To Watch A Ten Minute Highlights Film Of The Match Via YouTube

 

Darlington v Curzon Ashton - Saturday 10th March 2018 - Mitchell's 1st Professional Start

Mitchell made his first professional start against Curzon Ashton and played a creditable 75 minutes. In doing so, he became the first player born in this Millennium to make a League start for Darlington, which you can read here via The Northern Echo. Read the Match Report via Darlington's Website.

Click Here To Watch A Ten Minute Highlights Film Of The Match Via YouTube

Click Here To Watch The Manager's Post-Match Interview Including Thoughts On Mitchell Via YouTube

 

Brackley Town v Darlington - Saturday 17th February 2018 - Darlington's first real look at Mitchell

Mitchell came on in the 75th minute, and one of his first meaningful touches was to start the move which led to a penalty... unfortunately missed. Read the Match Report via Darlington's Website.

Click Here To Watch A Ten Minute Highlights Film Of The Match Via YouTube

Click Here To Watch The Manager's Post-Match Interview Including Thoughts On Mitchell Via YouTube

 

Darlington v Harrogate - Tuesday 26th December 2017- Mitchell's Darlington Debut

Mitchell came on in the 90th minute of this 3-1 victory, and still found time to pick up his first Caution! Read the Match Report via Darlington's Website.

 

Nuneaton Town 2016-17

 

Nuneaton Town FC

 

Boston Utd v Nuneaton Town - Saturday 28th August 2017 - Mitchell's 1st Professional Goal

Mitchell came on as sub in the 87th minute, and scored what he thought would be the winner in the 89th minute, only for Boston to equalise in the 92nd minute. Obviously it was a special moment for Mitchell, as reported on the National League official website. He became however, the youngest player to score in the National League North.

Click Here To Watch A Three Minute Highlights Film Of The Match Via YouTube

 

Nuneaton Town U19's - VAR Champions - 20th June 2017

Mitchell Glover - After the PGMOL Tournament   Mitchell Glover - PGMOL Man of the Match   Mitchell Glover - PGMOL Goal of the Tournament

Mitchell was part of the U19 team that took part in a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) trial at St George's Park.  Not only did they win the Tournament but Mitchell was named Player of the Tournament and won Goal of the Tournament!

Click Here To Watch The Goal Via YouTube

 

Curzon Ashton v Nuneaton Town - Saturday 18th March 2017 - Mitchell's Professional Debut

Mitchell came on as sub in the 83rd minute replacing Kristian Scott, and at 15 years, 10 months and 19 days, became the youngest player to play in the National League North.

 

A Member of Nuneaton Town 1st Team

Mitchell Glover - Nuneaton 1st Team 2016/17   Mitchell Glover - Nuneaton 1st Team 2017/18

Photo by Simon Kimber - Nuneaton

Mitchell official Photo for the 1st Team 2016/17, and then again 2017/18

 

Stoke City FC Academy 2011-16

 

Stoke City FC

 

Mitchell Glover - Ready for the 2013/14 Season

 

Bristol City FC Academy 2007-11

 

Bristol City FC

 

Playing At Ashton Gate - 15th August 2009

Mitchell Glover - Ready for his Ashton Gate debut   Mitchell Glover - Playing at Ashton Gate (fourth from the right)

Bristol City Academy play their youngest official team at half-time of their first Home match of each season, and Mitchell was part of that appearance.

Click Here To Watch The Experience Via YouTube

 

Playing At Chelsea - 9th November 2008

Mitchell Glover - Playing against Chelsea   Mitchell Glover - Listening to his coaches

Bristol City Academy play against many top Clubs.

 

Fry Club JFC - 2006-09

 

Fry Club JFC

 

U8 Presentation Winner - 14th June 2009

Mitchell Glover - U8 Skill Award Champion   Mitchell Glover - U8 Player of the Year

As an U8, and in his final year before joining Bristol City Academy, Mitchell won the Skill Award and Player of the Year, taking both awards for the three consecutive years that they were awarded.

 

U7 Presentation Winner - 1st June 2008

Mitchell Glover - U7 Skill Award Champion   Mitchell Glover - U7 Penalty Award Champion   Mitchell Glover - U7 Player of the Year

As an U7, Mitchell won the Skill Award, Penalty Award and Player of the Year.

 

Mitchell Glover then joined his proper age group as U7's and played their first match away to Portishead Juniors. Mitchell scored a few goal, and you can watch a highlights video of the match below.

Portishead Juniors vs Fry Club Colts - Away - 09/09/07

Click Here To Watch The Game Via YouTube

 

U6 Presentation Winner - 27th June 2007

Mitchell Glover - U6 Skill Award Champion   Mitchell Glover - U6 Player of the Year

As an U6, Mitchell won the Skill Award and Player of the Year.

 

Frys Debut - 16th December 2006

Mitchell Glover - Ready for his Frys debut

Mitchell Glover made his debut for Frys aged five, playing up a year when only an U6, as the U7's played away to Longwell Green. Mitchell even scored a goal, and you can watch a highlights video of the second match below, of which he was a part.

Longwell Green Sports vs Fry Club Colts - Away - 16/11/06

Click Here To Watch The Game Via YouTube

 

Mitchell Glover - Football Fanatic

Mitchell Glover - Football Fanatic

Mitchell Glover has always been fanatical about Football, here just three years old in his Bristol City kit!