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 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
John Payne, a former President of Lloyds Bank Football Club sadly died over the weekend of 21/22 September, four weeks before his 90th birthday. We are advised that he died peacefully in his sleep, and we have been asked to let his football friends and colleagues of his passing. Please therefore feel free to forward this email on to anyone you think might have known him.
John was a gifted player who played for many years for Lloyds Bank first team and captained them during a golden era for the club. He went on to become the Club President. He was always very supportive of the club and interested on how things were going, and he made every effort to attend the clubs dinners and speak to all of the players whatever their standard, and was a real talisman for the club.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.