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Weymouth football teams of the 1980s
2:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014 in News
THANKS must go to reader Sandy Hodge who sent in these two football photos from the 1980s.
The larger team photo is of the under-12s Rembrandt Hotel team, taken in 1986. Sandy’s son Dee Hope is pictured centre front with the ball.
The other photo is of the Bell Cup under-15s six-a-side winners and was taken in 1982. Sandy’s eldest son Paul Hope is pictured holding the ball. Mrs Hodge, who admits she always wanted to join a women’s football team as she was ‘a bit of a tomboy’, said that both her sons were very keen on the game.
Paul won a Butlins competition when he was a lad, beating 50 other boys, and went on to manage several teams in Chickerell, near Weymouth.
His son Josh is a keen player and a regular scorer for The Chickens.
Are you in either of these photos or do you know someone who is? If you do, please get in touch.