Bill Hammond

Birth year: 1953

Family: Married to Sue for nearly 18 years.  Between us we have 4 children, 8 grandchildren & 1 great-grandson.  5 of them live with us so all a bit hectic.

Occupation: Soon to be retired -19 February 2016!

Previous jobs: 25 years with NatWest in Oxford then Thanet followed by 17 years with Border Force.   

Favourite team: Spurs, though we don’t win much!  Soft spot for Southport (the town of my birth), Oxford Utd and Oxford City where I grew up and went to school. 

Favourite players of all time: Jimmy Greaves; Graham Atkinson (Oxford Utd and brother of Ron); Bobby Moore; Pat Jennings. 

Hobbies / Interests: Lucky to have found teams willing to put up with me at Rugby Union, Football, Cricket, Tennis, Badminton and Chess and to have enjoyed some success at all of them.  

Ambitions: To continue to enjoy my football with BayCity Strollers and not make too much of a fool of myself.  To spend lots of time with my extended family, especially Sue, and to give them all the love and attention that they deserve.        

Strangest experience:  In a pub in Weston-on- the-Green when Prince Charles walked in and stood next to me at the bar.  He ordered drinks for his enormous bodyguards, but didn’t pay – Royalty never carry money.  No, he didn’t buy me a drink!!

Best sporting experiences:  Cricket – Scoring my one and only century, taking 5 wickets in an innings and a hat-trick with my very gentle leg breaks.  Football – Scoring a goal with my left foot from outside the box. Rugby: displacing a regular County player from my U19 Colts team, while still only 17.

Best things about BayCity Strollers:  The incredible camaraderie.  The easy way in which I was accepted into the club.  The fact that I am still able to play football, albeit badly, at my advanced age.  Long may it continue.


Profiles B Hammond2 16-01-18


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