Please note that the ages of the 'Strollers" listed here were correct when posted, we are all getting older so you might want to add a year or two !!!! 

Name:  Mark Grazier  ( CHIEF EXECUTIVE  )

 

Age:      58

 

Live:      Hartshill, DUDLEY.

 

Work:    Take it easy know as a Draughtsman, Was a Builder for over 28 years, Had a company call ACE NU-LOOK, that run it's course.

 

MY FAMILY: Josephine, ( Jojo )

Children: Kelly, Gavin, Leanne, Kyle, Marcus, Gem-D, Lily,

And you really don't want me to list the grandchildren,

 

Footballing Fame :- 

Played a friendly against WBA all stars at Stourbridge FC. for charity. 

When my son played for Withymoor south under 11's I Acquired my level one coaching badge in 2006,

Founder of Hartshill strollers fc

Needed a team in this area and couldn't find one so started this one in August 2014 and it has just grown and grown from one member in the beginning to now almost 70 members in 2018

 
 

NAME: Bob Haywood .

 

AGE: 70

 

JOB: Journalist - part-retired

 

WHERE I LIVE: Oldswinford, Stourbridge

 

MY FAMILY: Wife Linda,; sons Christian and Daniel; grandchildren Hal and Robin

 

FAVOURITE TEAM: Walsall

 

PAST FOOTBALL Glory: Played for Warley Press in the Warley & District Sunday League; and for Birmingham Press in the South Birmingham Sunday League in 70s and 80s.

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: To rekindle the glory days (ha, ha), get some much-needed exercise and meet new friends. Job done – three times over!

 

NAME: Gary Davis

 

AGE: 55 – was the baby of the Club.

 

WHERE I LIVE: Wolverhampton. 

 

MY FAMILY: Partner Sylvia – Son, Jack.

 

FAVOURITE TEAM: Birmingham City

 

PAST FOOTBALL GLORY: Won many trophies in the Birmingham AFA, Dudley Metro and Warley Sunday Leagues.

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: To re-start my football career!

 

NAME: Bernard Bustin ( Back row far right)

 

AGE: 63

 

JOB: Retired asset manager social care, Wolverhampton City Council. Now do voluntary and charity work

 

WHERE I LIVE: Ettingshall, Wolverhampton

 

MY FAMILy: Patsy, Mary and George

 

FAVOURITE TEAM: West Bromwich Albion

 

PAST FOOTBALL GLORy: Playing at all of the local professional grounds, being on the ground staff in the 60s.

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: I had been looking for a club on the internet for the last nine months

 

NAME: Martin Broome

 

AGE: 52

 

JOB: Landscape gardener

 

WHERE I LIVE: Kingswinford

 

MY FAMILY: Jane, partner of 20 years; daughter Kayleigh; son Danny

 

FAVOURITE TEAM: Wolves

 

PAST FOOTBALL GLORy: At 16 played for a team sponsored by Darbys Bakery in Brettell Lane; from the age of 17 to 20, Rose & Crown in Bromley Lane on Saturday afternoons; 40- to 44 years old, seven-a-side at Power League every Tuesday night

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: I love football in any guise and I also wanted to meet new people

NAME: Eddie Tromans

 

AGE: 60

 

JOB: Site manager Wombourne Civic Centre

 

WHERE I LIVE: Wombourne

 

MY Family: Wife Jill; daughter Michelle; son David

 

MY FAVOURITE TEAM: Aston Villa

 

PAST FOOTBALL Glory: Played for Brierley Hill Alliance, Dudley Town, Blackheath Town and Brierley Hill Town. Also coach to Crestwood Star and Brierley Hill Town

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: I missed playing football and saw this as an opportunity to experience the camaraderie of team sport again. And it gets me out of the house for a couple of hours!

 
 

 

Name:-                 Les Evans

AGE:                    72

Where I Live:-       Belbroughton

Work:-                  Retired

My Family:            Wife Sue, son Chris, Daughter Beth

                                           and four wonderful Grandchildren.

My Favourite Team:-  Walsall FC

My Past Football Glory:-Played for my school, and for many years in the Bloxwich combination.

Why I Joined Hartshill Strollers:

For the sheer enjoyment of kicking a football after a break of 35 years.

NAME: Pete Elwell

 

AGE: 64

 

WHERE I LIVE: Wordsley

 

JOB: Driver

 

MY FAMILY: Married with 4 kids

 

MY FAVOURITE TEAM: West Bromwich Albion

 

MY PAST FOOTBALL GLORY: I once carried Jeff Astle’s boots

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: For exercise and to run

(I mean walk!) around a bit.

.

 
 

NAME: Pete Marsden

AGE: 66

WHERE I LIVE: Stourbridge


JOB: Retired primary school teacher


MY FAMILY: Married to Lin for 33 years, two daughters Jennie and Emily and two twin grandchildren, Martha and Daisy

MY FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL TEAM: I was born in East Lancashire and have supported Blackburn Rovers since the age of 10.


MY PAST FOOTBALL GLORY: Started playing in local Lancashire leagues in my teens, but during most of my playing days, Oldbury, Kidderminster Leagues and Birmingham AFA. My final club was in the West Midlands Churches’ League.


WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: Even in my sixties, I still had the desire and a decent level of fitness to kick a football at a reasonably competitive level. It was great news to find there was a club around locally that provided that opportunity.

 

NAME:  Barry Geyton  ( Club Football Coach )

 

AGE: 64

 

WHERE I LIVE: Quarry Bank

 

JOB: Retired – after running a pub and restaurant in Herefordshire for more than 8 years.

 

MY FAMILY: Married for nearly 40 years to long-suffering football widow, Christine; with 2 children – Andy, who lives in Stourbridge, and

Dominique, who lives in Newquay with our grand-daughter, Tamera.

 

MY FAVOURITE TEAM: Chelsea – but I have a soft spot for the Baggies.

 

PAST FOOTBALL GLORY: I played adult football from the age of 15 to 58. Having played County league in Somerset and Gloucestershire, my last appearance was for Orcop Juniors in Hereford First Division in 2012.

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: I just love playing football and

enjoy the company of like-minded people.

NAME:  John Moore

 

AGE: 75

 

WHERE I LIVE: Dudley, Milking Bank

 

JOB: Retired – Professional Engineer, and still doing some part time stuff

 

MY FAMILY: Married for nearly 53 years to lovely wife Jean; with 2 son's – Simon who lives in Gornal and Stuart who still lives at home; Simon is old enough to join the club.

 

MY FAVOURITE TEAM: Wolves, who else?

 

PAST FOOTBALL GLORY:Played a lot of amatuer football, mainly for Claregate in the Wolverhamton amatuer league, retired at about 40 then took up ref'ing, bit only about 4 years; too much agro.

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: I had been playing normal 6 a side up until about year ago and when that folded I had been looking for some active pass time when I cam across Hartshill.

 
 

NAME: John Cooper

AGE: 59

WHERE I LIVE: Wolverhampton

 

 

JOB: Commissioning engineer

 

 

MY FAMILY: Live with fiancée Anne Marie; her son, Alex, 13; also have a 10-year-old son, Ben; and three grown-up sons – Chris, 33, and twins Andrew and James, 29.

 

 

MY FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL TEAM: Brighton & Hove Albion

 

 

MY PAST FOOTBALL GLORY: Cranleigh FC in Surrey Senior League 1973-79. Various teams since.

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: Wanted to try walking football and when I Googled the subject for this area, I liked the look of the club.

 
 

NAME: Alun Hughes

AGE: 83

WHERE I LIVE: Wombourne

 

 

JOB: Retired managing director

 

 

MY FAMILY: Wife, son, daughter and five grandchildren

 

 

MY FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL TEAM: Arsenal

 

 

MY PAST FOOTBALL GLORY: Playing for Pwllheli FC with T.G. Jones, of Everton and Wales; and reaching the semi-final of the Welsh Senior Cup v. Wrexham in 1958

 

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: Because getting old is not a good game

NAME;  Martin McCreedy

 

AGE: 56. I’ll be 57 in February.

(Hard to believe I know. My secret? I bathe in milk taken from Andalucía mountain sheep!)

 

WHERE I LIVE:  Stourbridge

 

JOB;  I work in a family business. We supply windscreens to the Classic Car Industry.

 

MY FAMILY:  Wife, Diane – daughter, Hannah. (I’m a lucky, lucky boy) 

 

FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL TEAM:

Spurs - but I’ve got a soft spot for the Albion.

 

MY PAST FOOTBALL GLORY:

As a lad, I toured Germany many times with a youth team, but then I gave up completely.

To be honest, I’d just lost my love for the game. It had started to become more serious and I’d grown tired of being constantly hacked down!

(Mind you, by this time I’d also discovered girls, so maybe that didn’t help) 

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS:

I’d not played any kind of football for the past 30yrs. I’d become seriously overweight and also suffered from crippling arthritic knees and ankles. The idea of ever playing again just seemed ridiculous. Then, I saw a write-up about Walking Football and my family badgered me to give it a try. I turned up at the Strollers, very nervous and expecting to be back home again within the hour. But I couldn’t believe how the guys made me feel so welcome - and how they were all so patient and encouraging. They didn’t seem to mind that I had/have the stamina of a Sloth! Very slowly, I started to get some confidence back and now I hope to continue as a member, dodgy joints permitting. I definitely want to get to know the other guys more, it would be great to make some new friends.

 
 

NAME: Andie Lissemore

AGE: 50

WHERE I LIVE: Stourbridge

 

 

JOB: Learning Support Worker (Sunfield Childrens Home)

 

MY FAMILY: Partner Claire and 3 Children

 

 

MY FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL TEAM: Birmingham City

 

 

MY PAST FOOTBALL GLORY: Scored 4 goals in a 5 - 4 win in the Kiddy Sunday league - wow

 

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: For the love of football, and making friendships. Can't run but can walk

 

NAME: Ivan White

AGE: 51

WHERE I LIVE: Tipton

 

JOB: Cinema Assistant

 

MY FAMILY:  4 kids

 

 

MY FAVOURITE PROFESSIONAL TEAM: Wolves, and a soft spot for Mansfield Town

 

 

MY PAST FOOTBALL GLORY: As a pro player I scored an FA winning goal for Crewe v Chelsea ---- on the XBOX 360

 

 

WHY I JOINED HARTSHILL STROLLERS: So I could get fit and play football with (grand) dad's army! Oh-- and the pint after training goes down as well.