Grassroots football nostalgia – 12 great team photos from almost 40 years ago

Let’s take a stroll down grassroots football memory lane – all the way back to the early 1980s.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:34 am
DENMEAD: Meon Valley League Division 1. Back (from left): Peter Ansty, Mark Steel, Robert Read, John Steel, Tim Beazley, L Davies, Peter Steel, Alan Higgins (trainer). Front: Graham Boyce, J Rowley, Howard Broad, M Vine, Brian Distin

All these superb archive team photographs appeared in the Sports Mail during the 1982/83 season, and we hope they bring back some great memories.

If you’ve got similar pictures from yesteryear, we’d love to see them and share them with our readers. Email [email protected]

HAVANT SCHOOLS UNDER-14S: Back (from left): Mark Talley, Lee Wilson, Simon Hunter, Adrian Pennington, Gary Liddell, Paul Rogers, Jason Bowles. Front: Barry Newing, Steven Adkins, Iain Lothian, Michael Everest, Howard Beckett, Steven Turner

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CLANFIELD: Portsmouth League. Back (from left): Andy Butt, Dave Mew, Andy Barker, Dicky Hyde, Mick Bryant, Chris Rowe, Mick Doughty. Front: Les Crockford, Bob Ward, Terry Greaves, Guy Hughes, JeffJackson, Eddie Tyler
CASTLE TOWN (portchester) U11s: Back (from left): Brian Holmes, Andrew Boniface, Arash Daveshuar, Nicholas Cox, James Derry, Rupert Coleman, Paul Willis. Front: Stephen Bennett, John Carter, Justin Andrews, Adam Gaylor, Andrew Sanderson, Antony Neville
WATERLOOVILLE COSMOS: Meon Valley League Division 2. Back (from left): Richard Locke, Nigel Shepperd, Gary Ople, David May, David Morgan, Tony May. Front: Terry Beale, Gary Dobbison, Alan Poor, Trevor Knapp, Richard May, Sean Malcolm
TRISTEEN: Portsmouth League Junior Division 1. Back (from left): Francis Boyle, George Bartholomew, Robbie Parker, Dean Boswell, Keith Hosteler, Glen Collins. Front: Peter Hughes, Alan Hinks, Louis Savage, Barry Fabian, Paul Kearn, Ray Marsh
PHONOMATICS: Havant League. Back (from left): Dave Gray, Stuart Brown, Sean Pyne, Steve Gorst, Barry Page, Dave White. Front: Dave Addy, Mark Younger, Bobby Paton, Alan O’Brien, Nick Bettesworth, Mark Wormsford
PAULSGROVE RESERVES: Portsmouth League Junior II. Back (from left): Yorkie Mitchell, Ally Baker, Andy Dine, Paul Drazek, Russell Hepburn, Micky Ship, Tony Manicom. Front: Dave Fancy, Gary Bonsor, John Lewis, Laurie Day, Micky Marsh
MAGNUM: Portsmouth Sunday League Junior IV. Back (from left): Len Tallock, Reg Marsh, Gary Stevenson, Tony Beal, Kevin Stevenson, Steve Smith, Dave Everett. Front: Gary Bush, Geoff Osborne, Rob Calvert, John Sykes, Mike Porter, Paul Swansan
LOCKS HEATH: Portsmouth League Premier Division. Back (from left): Kevin Parris, Steve Goodenough, Peter Sweetenham, Mick Beattie, Lester Hudson, Mick Gisborne. Front: Dave Pitt, Barry Knight, Stuart Harbour, John Mannell, Steve Barnes
LEWMAR MARINE: Havant League. Back (from left): Ray Cotton, Tony Sullivan, Mike Holmes, Rod Parsons, Len Jupe, Rob Martin, Geoff Pond. Front: Bob Palmer, Mick Anderson, Rob Cole, Mike Fenton, Paul Fenton, Alan Cole
HEALEY SPORTS: Portsmouth Sunday League Junior Division 1. Back (from left): Steve Bailey (secretary), Bob Bramble, Terry Dugan, Mick Turvey, Arthur Nash, Peter Noakes, Shaun Damen. Front: Glen Devenish, Dave Crabb, Martin Hayden (mascot), Scott King, Dave Mercer, Jeff Clements