First Team

Cops 1st team gained promotion back to Senior football by finishing second in Division One in 2015/16; a run of 18 unbeaten matches saw Cops see off all their rivals to regain their top flight status.

Since their return to Senior Division football, Cops have finished 5th, 4th, 5th and last season 7th before it was cancelled after 19 games.

Cops are renowned for playing attractive football and giving a chance to good young players who have made progress through their highly regarded youth set-up.


Manager: Ian Bristo

A Level 2 Licensed coach, Bristo joined Coplestonians as a Manager/Coach in 2009/10 and brought his Rushmere U18 side to play as Coplestonians A team. Progressed to Reserves Management and then appointed 1st team Manager for the 2011/12 season by the end of which he had secured the Div One Championship. Several of the original Rushmere Youth players are still members of the Club and some involved with the adult squads.

First Team Staff: Chris King, Karl Dawson, Mark Clarke and Adie Kersey