THE SUNDAY LEAGUE TEAM WHO ARE 'FAMOUS'
FOR HAVING ALL THEIR MATCHES CAPTURED ON VIDEO

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LAURENCE HUGHES

CHAIRMAN & CLUB SECRETARY

Address:  9 Wimborne Road, Edmonton, London N9 9EZ

Tel.:  020 8803 5809 (Home/Work)    07949 128505 (Mobile)

e-mail:  laurence_hughes@yahoo.co.uk

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PROFILE: Now aged 59, Laurence Hughes has been Edmonton Rovers' Club Secretary since the age of 17 and has ambitions only to 'retire' when the club eventually folds !  Although as a player he made a total of 172 Appearances for the club (scoring 14 Goals), well over 100 of them have either been as a substitute for an injured player or as a last-minute call-up when players have failed to turn up. This was no doubt down to the fact that he was too small and 'weedy' as a teenager and bottled out of headers and challenges too much, even though he was a skilful winger in his time with 'Beckham-like' crossing and shooting ability. Unable to even get a game for his school 'House Team' because of the standard 'get stuck in and get rid of it' English football policy of the 1970's, Hughes was therefore never going to be good enough to be a regular in Rovers' side, so being involved as Secretary was probably the next best thing !  On leaving school in 1976 (the year Rovers were founded), Hughes worked for WH Smith at various branches until he left in 1990 to start 'Hughes Video Services', his own Company specialising in the filming of Amateur & 'Non-League' Football matches. This of course included filming Rovers matches, something which has given the club great publicity in recent years (see Video History). A mind of information on anything to do with Edmonton Rovers or indeed Sunday League football in general in the North London area, Hughes admits he is a complete ‘trainspotter’ and he is always being subjected to much good-humoured 'piss-taking' from his Rovers team-mates because of that (and his love of 70’s jazz-funk, soul & ‘rare groove’ tunes), but they all accept that without him Rovers would probably cease to exist !

TONY McKAY

MANAGER

Tel.:  07940 002488 (Mobile)

e-mail:  mckayca57@hotmail.co.uk

PROFILE:  Tony was appointed Team Manager in July 2016 following the retirement of our Caretaker Player-Manager Terry Moore. He is the father of our long-serving player Leon McKenzie-McKay, who now assists Tony with coaching, training & warm-up drills. As a player back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Tony played in the KOPA League and also featured for Edmonton-based Newbury Youth Centre in the Northern Suburban League on Saturdays and for FC Porto of London on Sundays in the South-West London area, both of whom were highly successful sides. That winning experience brought Tony immediate success in his first season in charge for us as he ended a 29-year wait for a trophy by leading us to the Barnet Sunday League Division Two title, remaining unbeaten in the League all season while doing so. Suffered last season from having to deal with a huge turnover of players and a number of injuries to others, but is very much looking forward to assembling a new settled side for the 2018-2019 Season to get us back on track again. Tony is a big Spurs supporter...which makes a nice change when all our previous Managers have most certainly not been !

ALAN BARNARD

TREASURER

Tel.: 07973 506642 (Mobile)

e-mail:  Alan.Barnard@intl.att.com

PROFILE: ‘Barney' made just one Pre-Season Friendly appearance back in 2001 but was unable to join the club at the time due to work and studying commitments in Portsmouth. Still managed to play for Edmonton Cricket Club during the Summer for several years though, which was where he knew some of our players from, and having returned to live in the Edmonton area at the start of Season 2006-2007 he decided to sign up and play for Rovers on a regular basis, albeit a bit reluctantly at first due to Saturday Night partying ?! Immediately gained a regular place in the side as a ‘cultured’ ball-playing central defender/sweeper and was very much a key player who was always in the running for the Players Player Of The Year Award every season, although invariably just missing out !  In addition to being a regular player for us, Barney has also dabbled in snowboarding, running marathons, long-distance cycling and even netball amongst other sports and was undoubtedly one of our fittest players even into his late-30’s. Barney has been a Rovers Management Committee member for a number of seasons where his responsibilities included organising Pre-Match warm-ups & fitness sessions at training, cleaning out the changing rooms & showers after Home matches, and picking up litter from the touchlines. Well, somebody’s got to do it ! Was appointed as Club Treasurer at the start of Season 2014-2015 and has continued in that role despite his retirement as a player at the end of Season 2015-2016 and moving to live away from the area. Is a big supporter of Ryman League side Enfield Town on Saturdays and probably could have played at that level if he had wanted to.

RODERICK BENNETT

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Tel.:  07940 520458 (Mobile)

e-mail:  roderick56@hotmail.com

PROFILE:  On his appointment as Manager, Tony McKay immediately brought Roderick along as his Assistant for our first Pre-Season Friendly and he has since had an important role to play in motivating our players, albeit after finally learning all their names two months into the season ! Roderick was previously Manager of the now-defunct PERME team that competed in the Enfield Alliance on Saturdays for many years, so he has great experience of football at parks level. Missed a lot of matches last season due to work commitments as an ambulance driver, but is hoping to change shifts for the coming season and assist on a more regular basis.


LEON McKENZIE-McKAY

PLAYER-COACH

Tel.:   07947 559604 (Mobile)

e-mail:  kingkenz@hotmail.co.uk

PROFILE:  See Here under Player Profiles

TYRONNE PETRIE

PLAYER-COACH

Tel.:   07947 584527 (Mobile)

e-mail:  tyronne.petrie@sky.com

PROFILE:  See Here under Player Profiles

HAROLD OFORI

CLUB CAPTAIN

Tel.:   07588 779722 (Mobile)

e-mail:  hrdofori@hotmail.com

PROFILE:  See Here under Player Profiles

BOB CLEARY

GOALKEEPING COACH & CLUB LINESMAN

Tel.:  07590 323790 (Mobile)

e-mail:  bobcleary@ymail.com

PROFILE:  Like Tony McKay & Roderick Bennett, Bob also joined us at the start of Season 2016-2017, taking on the role of goalkeeping coach and also as a regular Club Linesman for whenever Referees ask for one, having done that role for us on two or three occasions when it was mandatory for clubs to supply one in the Waltham Sunday League. Bob was previously involved with Oakwood United and then as a League Officer with the Waltham Sunday League until that League folded at the end of Season 2015-2016. Bob is a Chelsea supporter....which should give us some interesting conversations in the clubhouse after our matches !


CLUB PRESIDENTS

LIFE-PRESIDENT

Laurence Hughes

LIFE VICE-PRESIDENTS

David Ashton, Trevor Hughes, Demitrius Nurse, Aaron Dart, Gary Southam, Russell Beeden, Steve Beasley, Tim Beeden,
Stuart Dorward & Conor McGovern.