ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL 1961In the school brochure from 1962, under games, it states -
" The school now plays Rugby Football during the winter and spring terms. Association football, although no longer an official school game, is encouraged as an out of school activity"
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL - by R. Yates Form V
Last season was a very successful one for the first eleven. In most games the team's scores reached double figures, which shows that the team played with greater zest and skill than their opponents.
Undoubtedly, the most enjoyable game of the season was that in which the school played against a team fielded by the Old Boys Association. The school, admirably supported by Mr. Elkins-Green, Mr Chopping and Mr Place, played hard, but the skill of the Old Boys could not be matched and they eventually won by 7 goals to 2.
The school team was captained throughout the season by D. Brown and RE Yates was vice captain. Martin Hawthorn, in goal played excellently and saved the team many goals and, indeed, defeats.
The following boys were awarded football colours :
J F Batts, DR Brown, M Hawthorn, R Smith, P Widdison.
Here, i should like to take the opportunity of thanking Mr Oxendale and Mr Elkins-Green for coaching and organising the team.
This did not prove such a successful season as we had hoped it might. The chief reason for this would appear to be that the pitch was unfit for play for long periods particularly in the early part of the term, which meant that the side missed some much-needed practice essential to enable the new players to fit into the team.
However, the colts by no means disgraced themselves, throughout the season. The team was captained by I Elmer, who was one of the few people to have played in the Colts during the previous season.