A lifelong hobby - Gavin Hepworth

It all started on the 15th May 1984 when my Dad took me to my first game at Belle Vue, the Rovers hosted Hartlepool United, a 1-0 defeat, but that didn't matter so much, my first programme was purchased and what began was a hobby that continues to this day.

Throughout the mid 80's and then into the 90's I was a season ticket holder and traveled around the country, picking up programmes on my way, however In 2003 I moved away from Doncaster and this is perhaps where my hobby took over, as I became a less  frequent visitor to Belle Vue and latterly the Keepmoat I started looking to plug the gaps in my programme collection. My initial goal was to collect all Donny home and away programmes back to 1984, this then stretched back to my birth in 1976, this goal once achieved then became 1960 and subsequently 1950.

In 2018, the goal of having all competitive fixtures back to 1950 was complete and I started sharing pictures online, these front page scans received over half a million views on Flickr, which is why I finally decided to take the plunge and create my own website, something that I could control for others to enjoy, whether that be other collectors who are also interested in the hobby or Rovers fans just looking to recollect.


There are still a small number of programmes I am looking for, these are posted further down this page, if you have any of these and are looking to sell to a good home, please let me know.

I hope you enjoy!

To browse the site, click on the tabs at the top and then select a season (for Mobile users click on the 3 lines in the top right and select from the menus)



Doncaster Rovers V FC Austria 9/12/


Every Doncaster Rovers programme from 1950 to current day. Check them all out a season at a time


Every Supporters Club Handbook from 1950 to current day

Doncaster Rovers Handbook 1935-36.jpg
Doncaster Rovers V Exeter City 6/9/
Doncaster Rovers V Sunderland 27/3/


Reserves, Juniors, Books & Fanzines


Thanks for submitting!



This is your Valuation section. If you want a rough valuation of your Doncaster Rovers programmes, please complete your details and let me know the Programme details - Opponents, Date and condition (Creased, team changes etc).
I will then provide an estimate of what the programme(s) may be worth based on previous sale prices

Thanks for submitting!




Can you help me?


I'm looking for the following programmes, so if you have any of the items listed below and you're looking to raise a few quid, please get in touch using the 'Contact me' or 'Valuation' options above. Excellent prices paid.

1948/49  Doncaster Rovers V Wrexham

1948/49  Doncaster Rovers V Halifax Town

1948/49  Doncaster Rovers V Bradford City

1948/49  Doncaster Rovers V York City

1957/58  Sheffield United V Doncaster Rovers (18/3/58 Sheffield County Cup)

Doncaster Rovers V Carlisle United 12/3/
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