View Article  New away kit 2010/11

Torquay United have launched their new away kit for the 2010/11 season.

The kit is available now from the club shop.

View Article  Torquay United Playing Squad - 2010/11 season

Torquay United finished the 2009/10 season with a fine run of form. Unbeaten in the last eight games of season, the Gulls have not conceded a goal in 691 minutes.

The players looking to build on this form and launch a successful 2010/11 season are:

  1. Scott BEVAN
  2. Lathaniel ROWE-TURNER
  3. Kevin NICHOLSON
  4. Mark ELLIS
  5. Chris ROBERTSON
  6. Kieran CHARNOCK
  7. Lee MANSELL
  8. Billy KEE
  9. Elliot BENYON
10. Eunan O'KANE
11. Nicky WROE
14. Lloyd MACKLIN
16. Danny POTTER
17. Saul HALPIN
19. Danny STEVENS
20. Martin GRITTON
22. Damon LATHROPE
24. Ashley YEOMAN

Good luck to everyone associated with Torquay United, and a successful 2010/11 season.  

View Article  Nicky Wroe captains the England C Team

After numerous impressive performances for the Gulls this season (including twice nearly scoring spectatular goals from inside his own half), ...   more »

View Article  Seasons Greetings
The members of the Gloucester Gulls wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, prosperous and promotion-winning New Year.
View Article  Start of the 2008 / 08 Season
After the disappointing end to last season, where Torquay United failed in their attempt to return to League Footbal at the first attempt, it jas been a busy close season at Plainmoor.

Loan players Chris Zebroski, Mark Ellis and Jody Banim all returned to their respective parent clubs, and were followed out of Plainmoor by : Simon Rayner (Goalkeeper - Crawley Town); Paul Hinshelwood (Defender - N/A); Tony Bedeau (Midfielder - N/A); Kevin Hill (Midfielder - Dorchester Town); Matt Hockley (Midfielder - Truro City); Darren Mullings (Midfielder - N/A); and Lee Phillips (Striker - Rushden & Diamonds).

The following players have joined the Gulls: Michael Poke (Goalkeeper - Southampton - season long loan); Michael Brough (Midfielder - Forest Green Rovers); Mustapha Carayol (Midfielder - MK Dons); Wayne Carlisle (Midfielder - Exeter City); Lee Hodges (Midfielder - Plymouth Argyle); Yyrone Thompson (Midfielder - Crawley Town); Nicky Wroe (Midfielder - York City); and Matt Green (Striker - Oxford United).

The squad of players aiming to progress from last seasons third place and secure promotion from the Blue Square Premier League are:

1 - Michael Poke (Goalkeeper)
2 - Michael Brough (Defender)
3 - Kevin Nicholson (Defender)
4 - Steve Woods (Midfielder)
5 - Chris Robertson (Defender)
6 - Chris Todd (Defender)
7 - Lee Mansell (Midfielder)
8 - Tim Sills (Striker)
9 - Elliot Benyon (Striker)
10 - Roscoe DSane (Striker)
11 - Nicky Wroe (Midfielder)
12 - Tyrone Thompson (Midfielder)
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14 - Chris Hargreaves (Midfielder)
15 - Wayne Carlisle (Midfielder)
16 - Lee Hodges (Midfielder)
17 - Matthew Green (Striker)
18 - Mustapha Carayol (Midfielder)
19 - Danny Stevens (Midfielder)
20 -
21 - Martin Rice (Goalkeeper)
22 –
23 -
24 - Steve Adams (Midfielder)
25 - Mark Ellis (Midfielder)
26 - Raiff Gwinnett (Defender)

Good to to everyone at Torquay United as they look to build and progress on from last season.
View Article  Torquay United in Second Life

Second Life is an internet-based virtual world, developed by Linden Lab. It is a 3D virtual community created entirely by its members. Members assume an identity (a customised 3D representation of themselves - an avatar) and can then move around the virtual world using the keyboard and mouse.

A number of real-life places and buildings have been created within Second Life and it is possible for your avatar to visit and explore these different places.

In order to use Second Life it is necessary to download a small program - the Second Life Viewer - and to register with the virtual world, and thus become a "resident". It is possible to become a member for free, but the virtual world does have its own currency (the Linden dollar) and their is a recognised exchange rate between the Linden dollar and the pound.

Residents can buy property, start businesses, play games with other residents, create objects, join clubs, attend classes, or just hang out. The detailed look of Second Life is remarkable, making it an instant guilty pleasure.

For those of you that are missing out on following Torquay United in the "real world" during the summer months, A Second Life group has been created - "Torquay United Supporters" so that fans can meet up and talk all things related to Torquay United Football Club.

Once you have registered with Seond Life, search the groups for "Torquay United Supporters" and join in the fun. 

View Article  Tim Sills - BSP Goal of the Season 2007/08

Tim Sills, Torquay Uniteds leading scorer during the 2007/08 season, was able to overcome the joint disappointment of losing in the play-off semi final and the final of the FA Trophy, by winning the Blue Square Premier League Goal of the Season award for 2007/08.

The goal was a spectacular overhead kick scored in the home victory over Histon on 28 January 2008.

View Article  Record breaking Kevin Hill

Despite the disappoinment of defeat in the final of the FA Trophy at Wembley, the match marked the record breaking ...   more »

View Article  Disappointing... but what a difference a year makes

And so the Gulls first season in the Blue Square Premier League has ultimately ended in disappointment. Despite being in ...   more »

View Article  Wembley bound with the Gloucester Gulls

The Gloucester Gulls are organising a  coach to Wembley for the FA Trophy Final. Details are being confirmed but the coach will start in Bristol - picking up from the central, Southmead and Filton areas - beforing going up the A38 to Gloucester and Cheltenham.  If you live in Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Worcestershire areas, or on the route via Oxford A40/M40 you will be made welcome.

It is anticipated that the coach trip will cost between £15 to £18. Any one who want to join us in making it a day to remember will you please contact Andy on 0117 9696 111.

View Article  The Gulls are on their way to Wembley

Just one season after the football club appeared to be in free-fall following their relegation from the Football League, the Gulls have booked their place in the final of FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium. This is a clear indication of the turn around that has taken place at Plainmoor under the new owners, Colin Lee (the Chief Executive), manager Paul Buckle and all his coaching staff and the players themselves.

The final will be against Ebbsfleet United on Saturday 10 May 2008.

View Article  Merry Christmas and a promotion winning New Year

The members of the Gloucester Gulls wish the management, players, supporters and everyone associated with Torquay United Football Club a very Merry Christmas and a happy, successful and promotion winning New Year.

Good luck in 2008.

View Article  Vote for BSPL Player of the Month (closing date 6-Sep-2007)
Lee Phillips has been short-listed for the Blue Square Premier League Player of the Month Award.
Since joining the Gulls during the summer from Exeter City Lee Phillips has scored three goals which have made Torquay United the early League leaders.
Supporters can vote for the Player of the Month at
The winner will be announced live on Setanta Sports on Thursday 6 September 2007 during their coverage of the Stafford Rangers v. Halifax Town match.
Get voting now and make sure that the first BSPL Player of the Month is Lee Phillips !
View Article  Gulls Squad 2007/08

The Torquay United first team squad for the 2007/08 season is as follows:

1. Simon Rayner (Goalkeeper)

2. Paul Hinshelwood (Defender)

3. Kevin Nicholson (Defender)

4. Steve Woods (Defender)

5. Chris Robertson (Defender)

6. Chris Todd (Defender)

7. Lee Mansell (Midfielder)

8. Tim Sills (Striker)

9. Elliot Benyon (Striker)

10. Lee Phillips (Striker)

11. Kevin Hill (Midfielder)

12. Danny Wring (Midfielder)


14. Chris Hargreaves (Midfielder)

15. Tony Bedeau (Striker)

16. Matt Hockley (Midfielder)

17. Darren Mullings (Midfielder)

18. Ishmael Welsh (Midfielder - on loan from Yeovil Town)

19. Danny Stevens (Midfielder)


21. Martin Rice (Goalkeeper)





26. Chris Zebroski (Striker - on loan from Millwall)

Good luck to the team as they look to regain their league status.

View Article  The dawn of a new era...

It has been a long time since fans of  Torquay United have been so optimistic about the start of a new season. They may no longer be a Football League side but after a number of dramatic changes over the close season there is a sense of quiet optimistism surrounding the club.

In a few short months the club is under new ownership (a consortium of local businessmen under the chairmanship of Alex Rowe); has a new Chief Executive (Colin Lee); a new manager (Paul Buckle); a new coach (Shaun North); a goalkeeping coach (Ken Veysey); a General Manager (Daryl Batten); a new groundsman (Mark Burd) and has re-introduced a Youth Team (under the guidance of Matt Williams).

It is not only behind the scenes where there have been changes. Since losing their place in the Football League the following players have all left Torquay United:

Lee Andrews, Craig Taylor, Matt Villis (Tiverton), Lee Thorpe (Brentford), Mark Robinson (York City), Stephen Cooke (Halesowen), Chris McPhee (Ebbsfleet trial), Martin Horsell, Stev Angus (Grimsby trial), Paul Smith, Dean Gordon, Martin Phillips.

In their place, the new manager - Paul Buckle - has brought in:

Martin Rice, Chris Todd, Steve Phillips and Raiff Gwinnett (all Exeter City), Kevin Nicholson (Forest Green Rovers), Chris Robertson (Sheffield United), Paul Hinshelwood (Brighton), Simon Rayner (Lincoln City), Chris Hargreaves (Oxford United), Tony Bedeau (Walsall), Tim Sills (Hereford United), Danny Wring and Elliot Benyon (Bristol City), Danny Stevens (Luton Town), Chris Zebrowski (Millwall).

Indeed a transfer fee was paid to Exeter City for Chris Todd and Steve Phillips.

All the members of the Gloucester Gulls wish everyone at Torquay United a successful season and hope that it will be the shortest possible stay in non-league football.

View Article  FIFA President honours Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill - midfield player - has completed over 10 years with Torquay United. He has been granted a Testimonial Match (home to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday 14 July 2007).

Just before this match, Kevin Hill has been honoured with a letter from Sepp Blatter - the President of FIFA (the world governing body for football). It is believed that this is the first time that a player has been recognised in this way.

In his letter, Blatter says: "I am sure that you will appreciate that I am not able to be present personally at this match, but I would like to send you my congratulations for everything that you have achieved for football and for your club. Football is not only a wonderful sport, but one that encompasses all levels and ages and brings us all together as a 'family'. Loyalty and dedication are some of the most important values of football and you have shown these with distinction throughout your career with Torquay United. Long may it continue and I wish you personally every success for the future"

Kevin Hill joined Torquay United in 1997 and they have been his only league club. A truly dedicated player who has seemingly played in every possible position (except goalkeeper) for the Gulls and has scored some vital, and memorable, goals. Kevin Hill richly deserves this recognition.

Get to Plainmoor and Support Kevin on his big day.

View Article  Gloucester Gulls sign Lee Mansell...

The Gloucester Gulls are proud to announce that they will be sponsoring Lee Mansell, the current Totquay United Player of the Year, for the 2007/08 season.

Lee Mansell is a local lad, having been born in Gloucester. For further information on Lee's career to date click here.

View Article  Vote for your Torquay United legend (by 25-Jun-2007)

To celebrate 100 years of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), the PFA have announced plans to produce a Centenary Hall of Fame - a list of the top 100 players to have played professional football over the last 100 years. One player will be selected from each of the 100 professional clubs which have played in the Football League over the last 100 years.

The PFA, together with the football clubs and a panel of sports journalists, have produced a top ten list for each club. The list for Torquay United is as folows:











Voting is being organised by Torquay United with votes being cast by e-mail. To vote for your favourite player from the short-list send an email to The only thing to be aware of is that voting will close at 1 pm on Monday 25 June 2007 so get voting NOW !

View Article  Are we going to see more of the Gulls...

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View Article  New Home Kit... hasn't it been seen before

Torquay United have unveiled the new home kit for the next two seasons. It is being modelled by Steve Woods ...   more »

View Article  The new manager has been announced

Paul Buckle has today been named as the new manager of Torquay United. Paul's appointment officially starts on Monday 4 ...   more »

View Article  The Beginning of a New Era

The takeover of Torquay United has been finalised and is now under the ownership of the Chris Boyce consortium. Thankfully ...   more »

View Article  What do the bookies know ?

Bookmakers have Torquay United third favourites to be champions in their first season in the Blue Square Premier League. The Gulls ...   more »

View Article  7 Days is a long time...

First of all welcome to the Gloucester Gulls blog and who would have thought that we would be launching at ...   more »