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Charlie Clapham

Reproduced with the kind permission of Trust In Yellow from the complete non-league history of Southport FC 1978-2008 He says it began as nothing more than a 'hobby', but after 24 years at the helm, Charlie Clapham's enthusiasm for Southport Football Club remains as strong as ever. After entering the

Ken Hilton

KEN HILTON secretary at Southport Football Club from May 1997 to date having been poached from Skelmersdale, in what some say is the best signing ever made by Southport Football Club. Someone once asked if Ken has any legs as every time you come to the club whether it be

Barry Hedley

When you look at people who have made a significant off field contribution you must include BARRY HEDLEY Director, groundsman, what hasn't Barry turned his hand to since his arrival at the club in the early eighties. Barry was appointed as Vice Chairman under Gary Culshaw in 1982. Barry has

Derek Hitchcock

DEREK HITCHCOCK was involved with the club boy and man, as a supporter since the age of four before taking on the Commercial Manager's role on a full time basis. He gave up a safe and secure career in the Civil Service to take up the Commercial Manager's role. Derek

Sam Shrouder

Vice Chairman and a close friend of Charlie Clapham. A supporter for over fifty years. Sam was brought up in Aughton, Ormskirk and recalls it was the 1954/55 season when he saw his first Southport game. Sam has been involved at the club for over twenty years. Initially wrote to

Charlie Powell

What hasn't already been said about CHARLIE POWELL Mr Southport? He had few rivals. From groundsman to manager Charlie had every role going at the club. He started at the club in 1947 as an assistant trainer and was also the reserves manager when the club won the Fourth Division

Haydn Preece

Few people are better placed to provide an insight into Southport Football Club's Non-League history than Haydn. After more than 40 years' involvement at Haig Avenue, his account of how the club has developed comes from a unique perspective. From being carried into the stadium as a baby and growing

The Big Interview: Haydn Preece (LEP)

Published 11th May 2007, Lancashire Evening Post The Football League's annual general meeting at London's Cafe Royal in June, 1978, went largely unreported in the football world. But it closed a proud 50-year chapter of professional tradition and endeavour at Haig Avenue, as Southport were plunged into the relative obscurity of the