Appeal starts to find former players

By David Watters

Radcliffe FC's official historian is trying to track down every one of their former players for two exhibitions next year celebrating the EVO-STIK League club's seventieth anniversary.

Boro historian Stuart Fell launched an appeal for information after starting research on the history of the EVO-STIK League West club this summer for its milestone anniversary in May 2019.

Fell has so far collected the information he's seeking on 1,380 of the players who've turned out in Boro colours since 1949 for an exhibition detailing the club's proud history at Radcliffe Library next May and a second one at Stainton Park in June or July 2019.

A Radcliffe spokesperson said: "We are appealing for information from any ex-Radcliffe Borough players to advise us of the following details - name, place of birth and date of birth.

"It does not matter if you played one game for the club or 592 like Simon Kelly, it all counts towards our history as we want to know as much information as possible about every player that’s pulled on a Boro shirt in the last 70 years."

If you have any information or can help, text Stuart Fell on 07751 592827 or email

* Boro staged an #ILoveRadcliffe family fun day for community groups doing valuable work across the area at Stainton Park on Sunday ahead of the return of Jon Macken's squad for preseason training on Monday, pictured.

Attractions for the big crowd in the sunshine included stalls, inflatables, bungies and fairground rides for kids before a charity fundraising match kicked off at 2pm.

Images courtesy of @radcliffeboro/Twitter

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