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James Rodwell

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Full nameJames Rodwell
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Jim Rodwell (born 20 November 1970 in Lincoln, England) is the former chairman of Boston United and also a former professional footballer who played centre-half for the club.

Rodwell began his career playing junior football for Lincoln City and was offered apprentice forms prior to Lincoln being the first team relegated from the football league into the conference in 1987. With uncertainty surrounding the status of Lincoln's players, Rodwell instead undertook his apprenticeship with Darlington, From Darlington Rodwell went to play football in Malaysia for the Sabah State team. After spells at Leeds Utd and Sheffield Utd. He moved up the non-league pyramid, joining the likes of , Hednesford Town, Bedworth United, Nuneaton Borough and Halesowen TownIn 1995 Rodwell captained the Great Britain University side at the World Student Games in Fukuoka, Japan. In August 1996, he became Haleowen's record sale when Rushden & Diamonds paid £40,000 for his services. An integral part in Rushden's rise up the pyramid into the football league being named as the clubs player of the year on two occasions. Rodwell moved to Boston United in February 2002, helping the Pilgrims into the football league. From Boston Jim played for

Farnborough Town then Aldershot Town and finally Tamworth. In January 2004 he returned to Boston United initially as Caretaker manager before taking up a role as Director of football, and eventually becoming Chairman in June 2006. In July 2007, after a turbulent time Rodwell resigned as chairman in the wake of the club being sold to Chestnut Homes.

On 11 February 2010 Rodwell became chief executive of Notts County after a buy out of County by Ray Trew.

Jim also came third on ITV's Britain's Brainiest Footballer quiz.

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