Staff Association
Sports &
BMB Football Club - Season 1970/71
(Interim Season Report)

Report in CONTACT Magazine - Christmas 1970




It is with much pleasure that I report on a very happy soccer team. The team consists of all bank players and has a very ambitious Team Manager. We figure well in the League and Shield Competitions.


The arrival of Ray Lovell as Team Player-Manager has had immediate effect. The lads have had to give of their very best and, judging by results, the manager is certainly obtaining 100% effort.


To date our results are as follows:


            Games Played         Games Won              Games Lost              Games Drawn

                       14                               9                                 4                                 1


                                   Goals scored                                    Goals conceded

                                               35                                                       23


Once again the Bank Football Club entered the Nalgo and District Soccer Six-a-Side Competition. It seemed at one stage that we were going to progress through the preliminary round, then against the bottom team we crashed to defeat and a disappointing exit.


Approaches have been received from football clubs of Trustee Savings Banks to play the BMB. Fixtures, however, were for Sundays and at the moment the Bank is unable to oblige. It is hoped, however, to play some fixtures on a Saturday.


No doubt you have heard on the famed grapevine that due to some misinterpretation Salvage Department collectors collected from the shed of my flat, two kits of football shirts, shorts, etc. Fortunately, an insurance claim was paid and a very relieved Derek Horner lived to tell the tale. Apart from football kit taken from my home, I also lost a lawn-mower, garden spade, garden fork etc. The collectors apparently though they were rubbish. Shortly after this we had a football stolen at one of the games. (Anyone for Secretary!)


As you probably know, I am now in Current Accounts Department and if anyone wishes to contact me then please do so before 10:00 hours.

Well, from all the lads, I wish all members of the Staff and their families.


A Very Merry Christmas,


Yours in sport,


D R Horner,


Hon Secretary.