We are sad to report the passing of Alan Moody (pictured above, centre of top row) who played as goalkeeper for Lloyds Bank AFC on 28 September at the age of 94.
Alan was the 1st XI goalkeeper from 1952-1968 and played in the famous 1961 AFA Senior Cup Final when Lloyds beat Old Monovians 5-4. They finished runners-up to Broomfield in the SAL First Division the same year.
Alan represented the SAL on a number of occasions and played occasionally for Corinthian-Casuals, who shared the Lloyds Bank training ground in Copers Cope Road at that time.
John Payne, former Lloyds Bank 1st XI Captain, and later President, passed away in 2019, was a great friend of Alan’s during those years and best man at his wedding to Pat in 1957.
When Alan’s football career ended he took up tennis with a club based at the HSBC ground, New Beckenham, continuing until the age of 88.
We are grateful to his son, Ian (former secretary of Old Bromelians F.C.), for informing us and our thoughts are with Ian and all of Alan's family and friends.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of John Cooper of Old Bromleians, a stalwart of the club and off SAL and, later, Kent football for many years.
Our thoughts are with John's family, friend and all at Old Bromleians.
He was well know and loved by many of the older SAL members, having served as a Match Secretary for over fifty years, many of them in the SAL. His family ask that the news be passed on to as many people as possible as there will be many in our football who knew and respected John.
An online book of condolence has been created to allow people to pay their respects. Click below to access this:
It is with a very heavy heart that we have to announce the passing of Merton F.C. icon Max Herbert in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Max was an intelligent, funny and generous man and never sought to be centre of attention. He was at his most happy setting things up, pulling the strings behind the scenes and watching other people flourish in and enjoy what he’d laid on.
His unbridled enthusiasm for the club and for SAL and AFA football resulted in a club with an excellent reputation in AFA circles and he will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.
We are proud to announce that the SAL has once again be selected as AFA Grassroots League of the Year. The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are for those who make a positive difference in football. They are the FA and AFA's way of celebrating the fantastic organisations and individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game and the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are for those who make a positive difference. It’s our way to celebrate the fantastic organisations and individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
All allocations are subject to change
We are pleased to announce the dates and venues of seven of the League's nine Challenge Cup finals for 2022 with the two Sunday Vets Cup final to be confirmed.
The League extends its thanks to all host clubs for offering their facilities to make these cup finals the special occasions that they are.
We are sad to learn of the passing of Mike Sweeney, who passed away yesterday (2 January).
Mike was a larger than life character and an absolute legend of Lloyds Bank Football Club. Many memories and stories are already being shared by many former Lloyds players, and there will surely be many more within the SAL family.
Funeral details are to be confirmed at this stage.
Our clubs thoughts are with his wife, Pat, and family
It is with great sorrow to report the passing of Geoff Hurst on Saturday 7th August 2021 aged 74.
Geoff was part of the all-conquering Midland Bank Team of the 70's winning four Southern Amateur League championships and two Amateur FA Senior Cups.
He also played for both the Amateur FA and Southern Amateur League Representative Teams for many years both home and abroad.
Geoff also co-managed the Winchmore Hill 1st XI and could regularly be found at the club each Saturday supporting the teams and catching up with friends old and new. He had time for everyone and will be sadly missed.
We are proud to announce that the SAL has been selected for an AFA Grassroots Football Award. The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are for those who make a positive difference in football. They are the FA and AFA's way of celebrating the fantastic organisations and individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game and the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
"Congratulations and thank you for the work that you do; you fully deserve to be recognised for your efforts, so please do continue to keep it up!"
We are sad to report the passing of Old Stationers Honorary President, Gordon Rose, (above, back row, far left) on 18 May.
Gordon was had a long, distinguished and influential association with the club as player, chairman and 1st XI manager. Under his leadershing the 1st XI won Senior Division 3 in 1981/82 followed by Senior Division 2 in 1983/84 and in 1988/89 won the AFA Senior Cup for the only time in the club's history, along with the Old Boys Senior Cup and promotion again to Senior Division 1.
Gordon will be remembered for his tremendous work behind the scenes during a period when OSFC ran nine teams and for his humour and larger than life personality. He made an impression on all who knew him and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family & friends at this sad time.
With thanks to the Old Stationers FC Facebook page whence this piece was cribbed and the photograph was taken.