Campsea Ashe Football Team

 

No one would ever claim that Campsea Ashe has ever been a hot bed of sporting achievement - no Olympic gold medalists, no world champions have yet been discovered. However, sport has played an important part in the history of the village.

Football Team 1909-10.jpg

The photograph of Campsea Ashe Football Team 1909 - 10 was published in the Suffolk Mercury in 1982. John Andrews, son and grandson of some of the players, spotted the photo and was able to supply details about the players. We are grateful to Daphne Gant, Blaxhall Archive Group, for supplying us with a copy of the photo and the article in the Suffolk Mercury.

For more details of the individuals click here (pdf file opens in new window).

Back Row from left to right:

S Isitt, a county cricketer

Charles Andrews, father of John

G Smith

G H Covill

William 'Snap' Bloomfield, harnessmaker

Kenneth J R Keer, Doctor based in Wickham MArket

Alfred Andrews, grandfather of John who founded A & D Andrews, fruiterer of Woodbridge.

Middle row

J Gray

William Latter, secretary

R Bird, Captain

J L Gibbons

Raymond W C Keer, brother of Kenneth.

Front row

Leslie Palmer, son of schoolmaster

J Ling.

Record for 1909 - 10:

Played 19 won 14 lost 5 

Goals for 103

Goals against 35.

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