‘Probably the most successful Lions team’

Success, they say, is relative.  Certainly Simon Spoor’s emails remind us that ‘Money can’t buy happiness…but it sure makes misery easier to live with’!  From the perspective of our Football Club, we try to see our mission as delivering an enjoyable footballing experience to as many youngsters as possible, for as long as is possible, and in so doing help them to achieve their full footballing potential. Success is measured in life skills, friendships, team work and giving back to our community.

But there’s no getting away from it, winning certainly helps to make all those other things happen.  So it’s important to celebrate, and we’ve been reliably informed that one Lions team that has probably done that more than any other is Paul Mowat’s team of the 80’s and 90’s (unless anyone else knows differently).

Paul still lives in Woburn Sands, and we are indebted to him for all the pictures and press cuttings he has made available to us.  His team went on to win just about everything that was going, however the pictures really do tell the stories.  For all our current and future players, coaches, volunteers & parents, undoubtedly inspiration for all of us:-

1985.. a team is born.

1985.. a team is born.

Looking the part

Looking the part

Tournament successes

Tournament successes

and again

and again

Silverware building up

Silverware building up

Success in France

Success in France

Florida tour

Florida tour

and even more

and even more

Some haul !

Some haul !

If you were in Paul’s team, we’d really love to here from you. What were your memories of what must have been a wonderful time ?

Email:- robert.hill62@btinternet.com