Award local boys with caps again
I HAVE had a brilliant response from the public after your feature by Daniel Evans about my plans to write a book about 100 Years of Bristol Boys FA.
Photos, cuttings, caps, medals, programmes and badges have all come to light, and there has been a great deal of interest in Bristol, and overseas about the book.
I would be interested to know when and why, caps stopped being awarded to Bristol Schoolboys when they had the honour of representing Bristol.
It was a natural progression back then to be watched by both City and Rovers at Bristol Boys matches at the Gate and Eastville stadiums.
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The lads would play away at grounds like Manchester, Stoke, Everton, Leeds, Norwich and Southampton.
The current Bristol Boys under 15s play home matches at Keynsham Town on their hard court pitch.
I think its now time to start looking to the future for local City and Rovers stars, and give BSFA the financial backing and proper pitches to play on.Award loyal lads a cap after three games played as they did many years ago, and give them the media attention that has been missing in The Post for more than 30 years.
The pictures are the caps that were awarded to City stars Ernie Jones, Dave Mogg (England) Len Scott and Doug Honeyfield.
The Bristol Badge was awarded when you played your first match and this was on your white team shirt.
I intend to provide a new team strip with the badge and names on with proceeds from the book Every Schoolboy's Dream The History of The Woodcock Shield 1907/2012.