Young South Shields footballers being put through their paces in the past

South Shields Boys and officials at Cleadon Recreation Ground in  May 1962.
South Shields Boys and officials at Cleadon Recreation Ground in May 1962.

We’ve got a line-up of young South Shields footballers from the 1950s to the 1970s on today’s picture spread.

We’re sure you’ll recognise lots of the players who certainly did the town proud whenever they took to the football pitch, beating opposition from near and far.

Schoolboys football training  in  September 1965.   Left to right:  J Blake, B Carr, G Waite, R Purvis, T McCord, P Whitaker.

Schoolboys football training in September 1965. Left to right: J Blake, B Carr, G Waite, R Purvis, T McCord, P Whitaker.

Not only do we have the boys lining-up for the traditional team photo, we’ve also unearthed pictures of them training and being given a team talk.

The talk, given by coaches Bill Graham and Peter Freeman, came on the eve of the team’s clash with Bradford Boys.

Did you used to play for any of the many formidable South Shields Boys teams over the years?

If you did, which match in particular do you remember to this day?

Memory Lane  January 1957   Back row, left to right: Chapman, Walls, Palmer, Cook, Nelson , Bland; front: Kelly, Stephenson, Mizen, Mullen, Crake.   football

Memory Lane January 1957 Back row, left to right: Chapman, Walls, Palmer, Cook, Nelson , Bland; front: Kelly, Stephenson, Mizen, Mullen, Crake. football

Please get in touch with your footballing memories.

Memory Lane  November 1957  South Shields Boys.  Back row, left to right:  Moore, Dalziel, Young, Black, Thompson, Gidney; front: Warner, Doccher, Todd, Barras, Evans. football

Memory Lane November 1957 South Shields Boys. Back row, left to right: Moore, Dalziel, Young, Black, Thompson, Gidney; front: Warner, Doccher, Todd, Barras, Evans. football