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Gavin Jones

c/o Whitchurch Primary School, Eastfield Lane, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7EJ





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The Vale of White Horse area map with the home venue for VALE matches – Westminster Institute of Education, North Hinksey, Oxford – shown:

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7 Responses

  1. Paul Marland


    My name is Paul Marland and I played for the Vale in 77/78?

    I believe we may have been the first Vale team to travel to Jersey and play, where we lost 1-0 to Deeside in the final, albeit for a fine display of goal keeping by Paul Whittington.
    Both myself and Paul went on to play in both the North Berks and Hellenic leagues, for the highly successful Milton Utd, and also Abingdon Utd and a few more besides.
    Why I am contacting you is that we are celebrating the big 50 birthdays this year, and I would like to try and organise a reunion if possible.
    I have recently been in touch with Paul Brown who also played, and Steve Wiskin, there was Tom Whelan and Kev Shorter and Andy Gill, but my memory fails me on other members of the team.
    Would you have any record of that team, or indeed any pictures.
    I also remember the name Raffles from Drayton school, who used to help out.
    Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to give me, and I am sure you have heard this before, but where has the time gone.

  2. Danny keen


    Just a little bit of info for your records I see that you indeed have me down as playing and winning the Hellenic league for Wantage town but I also played Ryman league div one for Thame Utd won the league with Oxford city and had a brief spell at Thatchem town before I joined Wantage town

    It’s great to read many of the names on hear from the past
    Many thanks
    Danny Keen

  3. Robin Morris.

    I didn’t play for Vale of white horse but you were my wonderful primary school teacher from Wantage c of e.

    Google is wonderful for finding people. Mr fretter you taught me around 1985 and wanted to say thank you. After Abingdon school I went to Trinity college Cambridge and after London returned nearer Wantage with now a family of 4 wonderful children.

    I agree you deserve a medal!

    Robin Morris

  4. Emma Durham

    Good Afternoon, I am contacting you from Cumnor Primary School in Oxford, we have returned our affilation form for the Open 7 A Side Competition. We have not received details of the league games and are wondering if you could let us know the schedule for the games as it looks like they start quite soon?
    Either contact me by email or my phone number is 01865 862337.
    Many thanks.

    Emma Durham
    Cumnor Primary School Office

  5. Pam Stokell

    Hi Malcolm,Are there any plans to run the Carslaw Cup this academic year? We are setting up a football club and are looking for competitions that they could enter.
    Thank you for your help.

    Pam Stokell
    Wantage CE

  6. Chris Davis


    I will be taking over as Headteacher at Francis Baily Primary, Thatcham in Sepyember and am keen to promote football as I did in Swindon when I set up the SPSFA before handing over the reins to Steve Beale, who you’ll know as he has ran the rep side since the league was set up.

    Would we be outside of your area,(most probably) and if so do you know if there is any regular football or organisation for schools in the Newbury/Thatcham area?

    Thanks for taking the time to read this.


  7. Nick O'Hanlon


    I played a couple of games for the VOWH 1980/81.
    I can’t believe Mr Fretter and Dave Stemp are still involved with this.
    You both deserve a medal.
    Good Luck to you both.
    Nick O’Hanlon

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