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Queens Hall


Queens Hall Youth Club 5 a Side Team 1965
Photo: Alan
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Item #: 33520
This team won the Wigan, Bolton, Bury and Rochdale Regions Methodist Youth Clubs 5 a Side competition from an entry of 16 teams. They then went on to beat the Sheffield, Manchester, Darlington and Glasgow regional winners to reach the national final. They played Cardiff in the final but unfortunately lost 3-2. In the same year they also won the Wigan 5 a Side competition held at Wigan Boys Club.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 29th January 2022 at 16:14

With such talent in that team, surely one or more became a professional footballer.

Comment by: P.B. on 1st February 2022 at 17:41

Back right I think Bill Thorpe ,front left Bill Anderton and centre David Peet.

Comment by: Ranger on 2nd February 2022 at 09:20

Back left Tony Broxton. Front right John Watkinson.

Comment by: Pw on 2nd February 2022 at 20:40

I thought I recognised the lad on the right,John Watkinson.I am sure we were apprentices together at Horwich loco works training school.He came Springs Branch Depot.

Comment by: jim kershaw on 4th February 2022 at 15:54

John Watkinson,instantly recognisable, very fast runner, great player for gidlow school, also a good musician who played regularly in a wigan group, cant remember their name.

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