Experienced midfielder Chris Knowles has committed his future to the Robins.

The 35 year-old started his career within the Bashley youth system, and made his way into the senior team in the 2004/2005 season, where he made 26 appearances and scored five goals.

He earned a move to Salisbury in 2005, and made seven appearances across two seasons as well as playing seven games on loan at Poole Town in the 2005-2006 season.

He made 37 appearances while on loan at Bashley in 2006-2007, scoring three goals, and signed for the club permanently in 2007, going on to make over 250 appearances for the club at Southern League level, as well as becoming captain for the side before leaving in 2011.

He moved across to Australia for three years, where he played his football for Wolves FC, and upon returning to the UK in 2014, he dual registered with Cirencester Town and Gloucester City.

He featured four times for Cirencester before becoming a permanent fixture in the Gloucester midfield, going on to make over 150 appearances at National League North and South level. Chris joined Weston-Super -Mare in December 2019 where he played until sustaining a knee injury. Chris took on a coaching role in 2021.

Chris with Mike Ford

On joining Evesham United, Chris said

“I am hoping to get back to playing again. Last year I enjoyed my time at Weston-Super-Mare coaching after my injury. I had an ACL injury and I am now nine months post-op. Everything is going in the right direction. I am looking forward to getting back playing and I want to enjoy my football again.


I am ready for the pre-season, but I am not sure I will be ready for games straight away. I am looking forward to working with Mike and the boys. I have not worked with Mike before, but liked what he had to say as he was interested in me and to be part of his plans, which is always nice.”