Admiral Rodney 1979

 

Back: Ken Stobbart, Colin Bramhall, Barry Fisher, Ray Mace, Dave Mace, Mim Davies, Carl Armstrong, Wayne Fisher, Steve Jones, Andy Spencer, Vernon Coaker, Paul McIntyre, Pete ‘Nappy’ Atkins, Bill Clarke.

Front: Roger Bexon, Tim Holloway, Pat Holloway, Mal Griffiths, Tommy Court, Paul Harrison, Mick Gamble, Reg Rockley

This is the Admiral Rodney team pictured in 1979 at Harvey Haddon Stadium.

The Rodney was formed in 1978 as a result of a successful 5-a-side team which was sponsored by the landlord of the Admiral Rodney pub.

Instrumental behind this switch to 11-a-side football was Mal Griffiths (pictured fourth from the left on the front row) who entered the side into the Sunday morning league in 1978.

There are a number of family connections in this photo, notably father & son Barry & Wayne Fisher, Ray & Dave Mace, brothers Tim & Pat Holloway and Mim Davies and his father-in-law Bill Clarke.

The Rodney ran for several years before the sponsorship finished and a new team was created the play under the name of The Cherry Tree.

 

The original photo looks like this.

(acknowledgement Paul Harrison, Ray Mace & Mal Griffiths)