Billy Clark started his career with AFC Bournemouth but played most of his football for Bristol Rovers ahead of a spell with Exeter City at the end of his professional career. He later went into coaching and ran Bath City’s academy programme for many years.
Billy became a trainee with AFC Bournemouth (his local club) in 1983, turned professional in September 1984 and made four league appearances for the Cherries before switching to Bristol Rovers in October 1987 where he quickly established himself on the way to playing 248 league games over a ten-year period.
Staying with the club for the remainder of its time in Bath, Billy spent a whole season at the Memorial Ground (where Rovers moved in 1996) before signing for Exeter City in October 1997. Now aged thirty Billy made his Grecians debut at Hull City on 4 November 1997 and, keeping his place for the rest of the season, appeared in 34 competitive fixtures during 1997/98 followed by just 17 during the next campaign.
Making his final Football League appearance against Plymouth Argyle in January 1999, Billy was released at the end of the season and joined Forest Green Rovers before appearing for Newport County, Weston-Super-Mare and Clevedon Town. After becoming player-coach back at Weston, Billy then coached the under-18s at Bristol Rovers ahead of accepting the role of running Bath City’s academy through until stepping down in March 2022.