Mile Oak Rovers Football team of the mid 1960s

Tony Aubury writes...

This picture (below) of Mile Oak Rovers brings back great memories as they were a very successful club for a number of years from mid sixties onwards, boasting three teams for many years.

The players in the picture are:

back row left to right:
Harold ""H"" Mortimer, Phil Sanderson, Alan Edden, Mick Williams, Phil Croome, Freddy Norsworthy,

Front row left to right:
Bob Aubury, John (Basher) Hickey, Bob Croome, Ray Earp, Terry Paine, Tony (Ant) Aubury."

Eight of the twelve players in the picture all attended Mile Oak Primary School (now Longwood).

When the club reached the ""Villa Shield "" final in the late sixties against Chelmsley Town at Villa Park, all but one of the twelve players involved were local lads from Mile Oak.

Written by Tony Aubury