October 3, 2016
PETER AITKEN LEAVES BRISTOL ROVERS COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
Bristol Rovers FC have announced that Peter Aitken is leaving after many years of fine service.
Peter first joined the club from the Cardiff nursery managed by Stan Montgomery in the late sixties.
Peter was also known to teammates as ‘Charlie’ after his Aston Villa namesake.
He made his debut for Bristol Rovers in August 1972.
He went on to serve the club with distinction featuring in over 230 games and scoring 3 goals.
Peter was a member of Don Megson’s promotion winning side in the 1973/74 season.
In the following season Peter played in all 42 games and made the number four shirt his own.
Peter was selected to play for the Welsh U-23 side; once against England and twice against Scotland.
Peter also enjoyed spells in BS3 and York City before plying his trade in Hong Kong football.
Peter remained in the game and was appointed assistant manager at Cheltenham Town.
Peter returned to Rovers in 2000 to lead the ‘Football in the Community’ work at the club.
His work as Community Officer was to see him associated with Rovers for a further 16 seasons.
During this time he has overseen the establishment of the Bristol Rovers Community Trust.
Peter has developed programmes to include, women and girls, older people and the disabled.
Peter Aitken will remain an ambassador for the club and he is wished well for the future.