The Players A-Z

The aim here is to list EVERY player who ever played for Walthamstow Avenue. Obviously the list will never be complete, but if you know of somebody who played for The Avenue who is not listed here, please drop us a line with as much info as possible.

I’ve just added a handful of names for now. More to come as I dig through some more old programmes and match reports.

Anderson, Stanley (1952-58)Article

Andrews, Alfred J. – Also played for Leytonstone. Father of Dave Andrews who also played for The A’s.

Andrews, Dave – 1960s. Also played for Leytonstone. Now Chairman of Dagenham & Redbridge F.C.

Bailey, Danny | Wikipedia Entry

Bailey, Trevor | Wikipedia Entry

Bee, Johnny – 1950s.

Bennett, Ken

Bloomfield, Jimmy | Wikipedia Entry

Bryant, Bernard – 1940s. Centre forward. Also played for Chelsea. Later a barman at the House of Commons.

Buglione, Martin | Wikipedia Entry

Collins, Ted – 1930s. Took part in the 1937 Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon by the England Amateur Team.

Crown, David | Wikipedia Entry

Davis, Freddie – 1930s. Took part in the 1937 Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon by the England Amateur Team.

Draper, Chris

Earle, Stan (Coach) | Wikipedia Entry

Farrer, Tommy | 2009 Telegraph Article

Friday, Robin | Wikipedia Entry

Gerula, Stan

Gipps, Tommy | Wikipedia Entry

Groves, James ‘Bunny’

Groves, Reg

Groves, Vic | Wikipedia Entry

Hall, Dennis

Harvey, Brian – d. 24/09/2006.

Hitchins, Arthur | Wikipedia Entry

Jackson, Brian (‘Plonker’)

Jarman, Ray

Lewis, James W. (Snr) – Took part in the 1937 Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon by the England Amateur Team.

Lewis, James Leoanrd (Jnr) | Wikipedia Entry

Lowe, Eddie | Wikipedia Entry | Obit from The Guardian (2009)

Matthews, Roy – 1930s. Took part in the 1937 Tour of New Zealand, Australia and Ceylon by the England Amateur Team.

McGuire, Gary | Wikipedia Entry

Minall, Alan – 1960s.

Prince, Stan

Reed, Les | Wikipedia Entry

Rossiter, Don | Wikipedia Entry

Rowley, John – Played in the Amateur Cup run of 1961 (but not the final as he had emigrated to South Africa to play for Johannesburg Rangers).

Saggers, Don

Sammons, Phil – 1977-1979. Now Chief Executive of the Essex F.A.

Saunders, Derek | Wikipedia Entry

Sedgwick, Dick

Simmonds, Alf – Goalkeeper, 1943-1951.

Tapin, Bobby

Vango, Alf | Wikipedia Entry b. 23/12/1900  d. 24/11/1977.

Walters, Sonny | Wikipedia Entry

Webberley, John

Wilson, Barry

Wilson, Thomas Henry – b. 09/12/1902.  Went on to play for Charlton Athletic (1924), Cardiff City, Southend United.

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