Reader letter: Football shot brought back memories

Bill Deans and Rob Colthart
Bill Deans and Rob Colthart

Re: Football team photo, Ripley & Heanor News, January 8. The football team is Ripley Youth Club FC.

They were based at Benjamin Outram School (”Ripley Academy” now).The club played in the Alfreton Sunday League around 1975-1978. The home pitch was the school field.

Back row left to right: Bill Deans (recently retired teacher at Mill Hill,Tony Lowe(?),Tony Muggridge,Dave Cooke, Dave Ollerenshaw,Dave Soult(Sam),Dave Gilding, Melvyn Hollis.

Front row, left to right: Dave Dilks, Cliff Walters (swimming instructor bloke at Ripley Leisure Centre), Rob Yeomans, Robby Colthart, Gordon Toft,(?). Some cracking players in that team occasionally dragged down when I was selected to play! Apologies for any misspelt names/incorrectly identified players.

Gary Jogela

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