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Tindle, a Chippenham native, started out his career with FC Chippenham Youth where he was spotted by Oxford United and he progressed through the ranks at the Kassam Stadium, signing a professional contract at the age of 18. However, an injury-hit season led to him being released in the summer of 2008 where he went on to join Melksham Town, then of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division.
In the summer of 2009, Tindle signed for Chippenham Town for the first time, where the Bluebirds lost in the Southern League Premier playoff final during his first season and was part of the side which won the Wiltshire Senior Cup in 2010-2011. In 2011, the defender had an operation to cure a knee cartilage problem, which slightly hampered the start to his 2011-2012 campaign.
In August 2012, he signed for Western League Division One side Calne Town, but signed for Southern League Premier Division outfit Frome Town on dual registration at the end of the month, playing most of his football at the Robins for the duration of 2012.
In February 2013, the defender returned to Chippenham, aiming to help the side up the table. Tindle played his part in winning the Fred Rutty cup in 2013 & 2014, an annual pre-season game for Chippenham against Calne Town. The left-footed defender was appointed Bluebirds skipper not long into the 2015-2016 season and won Supporters’ Player of the Season during the season, including captaining the side to the 2016-2017 Southern Premier Division title. Tindle also won Chippenham’s Supporters’ Player of the Season for the 2017-2018 season as the Bluebirds enjoyed a first season at National League South level, and winning the Wiltshire Senior Cup. Across the six years during his second spell at Hardenhuish Park, Tindle made 237 appearances, appearing as an unused substitute 17 times, scoring four goals and grabbing six assists.
In August 2018, Tindle suffered a hip injury which required surgery and ruled him out of action for six months, and as he looked to regain match sharpness, he spent a month on loan with Melksham Town, making six appearances for the Southern League Division One South side.
Tindle joined Weston on a two-year contract in June of 2019, and immediately took responsibility of the captain’s armband. His performances during the 2019-2020 season impressed the supporters and he is ready for the new campaign when it begins.