Under 15 Football

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U15 Soccer 1959Under 15 Soccer 1959?

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U15 Soccer 1959Under 15 Soccer 1959

Back (L to R)

Ormiston, Bannister, Pearson, Woolner, Marshall, Thornton, Arundel, Mr Reynolds

Front (L to R)

Tetley, Pearman, Turner, Rutter, Clark, Bean




U15 Soccer 1959/60Under 15 Soccer 1960

Back L to R:

Mr Wess, Marshall B, Newsholme, Butterfield, Marshall C, Bean, Pearson, Jowett, Mr Reynolds.

Front L to R:

Pearman, Dewhirst, Clark, Tiffany, Trigg



1960 School Magazine Report

Under 15 XI - P 15  W 6  D 4  L 5  GF 37  GA 27

Under 15 Res - P 10  W 4  D 0  L 6  GF 19  GA 26

The Under 15s are still in the doldrums, a long way from the pre-eminence they enjoyed so consistently a few years ago. They finished about in the middle of the Section ’A’ league table. Congratulations to Chris Marshall on being selected as reserve goalkeeper for the Bradford Boys’ team and commiserations to Stuart Clark and Brian Marshall both of whom, we think, might have been chosen but weren’t.

The Under 15 reserves found life difficult, lacking years and weight. Time, we hope, will supply both.


U15 Soccer 1960/61Under 15 Soccer 1961

Back L to R:

Conroy, Matthews, Butterfield, Longbottom, Newsholme, Mirfield

Front L to R:

Sutcliffe, Bannister, Marshall, Boocock, Stewart.





U15 Soccer 1960/61Under 15 Soccer  ‘B’ 1961

Back L to R:

Mr Tomlinson, Barker, Swales, Dibb, ?, Hill,Lightowlers, Mr Wess.

Front L to R:

?, Sellers, ?, Hornsby, Willey (?), Avis, Watkins.




1961 School Magazine Report

Under 15 XI - P 16  W 13  L 1  D 2  GF 84  GA 23

Under 15 Res - P 14  W 13  L 1  D 0  GF 61  GA 20

The pride of place this year must go to the Under 15 team, winners of Section ‘A’ in the Bradford Schools’ League and holders of the League Cup.

The high point of an excellent season was their display at Valley Parade when they beat Tyersal 4-1 in the League Cup Final. There can have been few Grange teams to have bettered this showing. Grange pressed strongly throughout the first half, but a stout Tyersal defence, bad luck and wild shooting kept the score down to a modest one, scored by Marshall, and even this was nullified just before the interval when a goalkeeping error presented a gift chance to our opponents during one of their rare visits to the Grange end of the field. But any doubts we may have had were soon set at rest by a fine second half display which brought goals from Bannister and Conroy. The forwards throughout were skilful and penetrative, with Bannister always a danger in the centre but I made the man of the match Butterfield, whose strength in the tackle and constructive support of his forwards were constant features.

A special word of praise must go to Brian Marshall, who as captain set his team a fine example of skill and sportsmanship throughout the season and who played for the Bradford team throughout their fine run in the English Schools’ Trophy.

There is an old football saying that a team is as good as its reserves; if that is true, a glance at the record of the Under 15 reserves will explain the first team’s success. Only one match lost and over sixty goals scored. A majority of this team will be available next year, so the future outlook is very rosy. Mr Wess’s lunchtime coaching sessions have obviously made a big difference to the team’s understanding and confidence, and we are offering him a long-term contract as team manager.