Birth year: 1954
Family: 1 wife, 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren (2 girls and 2 boys, all playing football in Kent teams!)
Occupation: So-called retired, but running around watching grandkids play sport in the South East!
Nickname: Papa, Grampa & Skip.
Favourite Team: Pompey!
Favourite player of all time: George Best
Strangest Moment: Meeting Terry Paine (ex-1966 World Cup medal winner) at a rooftop market in Johannesburg, introducing myself as “Peter from Portsmouth” & calling him a ‘scummer’!
Proudest moment: The birth of my 4 grandkids & playing a part in bringing them up.
Hobbies: Golf, Walking, Gardening, Travelling.
Ambition: Live till I’m a 100 years young.
Best thing about BCS: Without doubt the banter & camaraderie.
Sadly, our friend and team-mate Bob passed away in early March 2020 - just short of his 61st birthday. Goalscorer, rollercoaster aficionado and quizmaster supreme - we'll really miss you, Bob.
Birth year: 8th March 1959. I am into my 7th decade? Work that out!
Family: Yes, father & brother. My brother is called Andrew, so he is a nutter.
Occupation: Retired. Ex HMRC tax collector.
Previous jobs: Only job since leaving school. When at school I worked for a butcher delivering meat, and at an ice cream parlour. Also delivered papers.
Favourite team: The mighty Burnley
Favourite player of all time: Steve Kindon.
Hobbies / Interests: Theme parks, music, reading autobiographies and travel.
Ambitions: To win a game. To live a long and prosperous life.
Other thoughts??: The higher a monkey climbs the more it shows its arse.
Birth year: 1958
Occupation: Victoria Flooring
Team: I support Leeds United
Favourite team: Brazil 1970
Favourite players: the great Billy Bremner and Big Jack Charlton
Hobbies/pastimes: walking football, bit of golf, model railways, beer, 70's Rock Golden Earring, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and many more (some newer stuff is ok), Star Trek and sci fi. When I stopped playing Sunday football took up running and was stupid enough to do the London marathon (3 times).
Ambition: to walk quicker but definitely not run!
Dislike: conceding goals....
Favourite holiday destination: North America
Birth year: 1995 (Monday night) 1955 (Tuesday morning)
Family: married with four children, 6 grandchildren, one very large dog (see picture, imagine facing that in goal!)) and two cats.
Nicknames: The Cat, (in my dreams). Only real nickname I ever had was in 6th form and it was “Dumpit” (don’t ask). Oh … and “Lorraine” of course (again, don’t ask).
Occupation: Fighter pilot, hired assassin, full time fantasist.
Previous job: see above
Favourite team: BayCity Strollers or The Arsenal Team of 1971
Favourite player: Peter Cadogan (unless it is a penalty shootout and then it has got to be Neville).
Ambition: To play in the Champions League Final for Arsenal in goal and save a last minute penalty, failing that to find a pound coin in the street.
Other ambition: to play/live long enough to see Kevin Joyce retire.
Birth year: 1961
Family: 2 sons, 3 grandsons (2 Chelsea, 2 Man Utd, 1 undecided – but he is only 2 years old!)
Occupation: I’m a Product Manager for Openreach. Just completed 30 years with BT!
Previous jobs: Shop assistant, milkman, tyre fitter, gardener, night shift in a Dutch bakery. I once worked on the yacht that was in Mama Mia!
Favourite team: Manchester United.
Favourite player of all time: George Best
Favourite holiday: Garden Route, South Africa
Ambition: To live long and prosper.
Claim to Fame: I once gave Sonny Curtis a lift back to his hotel from the Albert Hall. He wrote my favourite song by my favourite band – The Clash. Google it!
Best thing about BayCity Strollers??: Without a doubt, the camaraderie.
Birth year: c 1956
Family: Married (twice), 4 children, 8 grandchildren (and counting)
Occupation: Still trying to stay afloat...... See above!
Previous jobs: Retired Kent Fire Brigade - Operational. Now got 3 P/T jobs - will never retire.
Favourite team: Spurs
Favourite player of all time: Pat Jennings..... "Hands like shovels"
Hobbies/interests: Cooking / cleaning / ironing / shopping
Ambition: to stop lying.... See previous!
Claim to Fame: Gave Miss Great Britain a fireman's lift..... (That is actually true!)
Other thoughts??: No-one knows who invented the sprinkler system as the patent was lost..... in a fire.
Birth year: 1949
Family: 3 sons, married to Pat
Occupation: Retired (busiest job in the world – ask any retiree!)
Previous jobs: College principal (for overseas students); before that, taught English in France, worked in a bank, a brewery, a supermarket, a jeweller’s shop, waiting tables and on a farm.
Favourite team: Spurs (and soft spot for Watford)
Favourite player of all time: Jimmy Greaves – who else??
Claim to fame: Signed as a goalkeeper for Watford FC Youth for a year and trained with Tony Currie!
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, any sport (keep-fit, swimming, cycling), digital photography, languages, fiddling on computers, gardening, DIY
Other thoughts: Walking Football is brilliant - new lease of life!
Ambition: Win another Player of the Year award (see previous one below!)
Birth year: 1953
Family: Wife Janice and son Daniel
Occupation: Retired, but no spare time!
Previous jobs: Spent 25 years working for BR on the Freight side, and then as a Project Manager for Railtrack and Network Rail.
Favourite team: I am a season ticket holder at Charlton, but not sure they currently qualify under a “Team” heading!
Favourite player of all time: Would have to be a Charlton one out of Colin Powell, Derek Hales, Clive Mendonca.
Hobbies/Interests: I spend a lot of time running the “Wagon Group” on the Mid-Hants Watercress Line (www.watercressline.co.uk)
Ambitions: To carry on being injury free, and get a better connection between the brain, foot and ball...........
Birth year: 1962
Nickname: Mills, Milly
Family: Married with 2 girls, 1 boy
Occupation: Certified Accountant
Job: Finance Manager at Surestart centres
Favourite team: West Ham
Favourite player of all time: Geoff Hurst
Hobbies: Golf, tennis, watching live music, bike rides & travelling
Ambition: To play walking football for England!
Birth year: 1963
Family: yes, Jim Dobson!
Occupation: you mean Employed - yes
Previous jobs: None, left school at 16 and still employed with same company
Favourite team: Holland 1978 World Cup
Favourite player of all time: Peter Cadogan
Hobbies / Interests: Travel/ Pub
Ambitions: To retire
Other thoughts??: How do I retire quicker?
Birth year: 1958
Family: Married to Debbie: 2 sons, 1 daughter, 5 grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister
Occupation: Professional Football Coach
Previous jobs: Some people say………. “He’s never worked in his life”
Favourite teams: Leeds United, Charlton Athletic, Scotland.
Favourite player of all time: Got to be…. Billy Bremner.
Hobbies / Interests: Good malt whisky, good women & good music. “What else is there?”
Ambitions: To take over the WORLD and banish pizza.
Biggest influences: Charlton and Liverpool F.C. legend Bob Bolder. I owe it all to Bob (cheers, mate).
Other thoughts??: “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” And finally: Too many people are walking around unmedicated, unsupervised, and affecting my life!!!!
Birth year: 1962 – a vintage year!!
Family: Wife Jacqueline, daughter Kirsten, son Elliot.
Occupation: Self-employed painter / decorator
Previous jobs: Calvin Klein model!
Favourite team: Folkestone Invicta
Favourite player of all time: Lionel Messi
Hobbies / Interests: Football and watching my son play, heavy metal music and concerts
Ambitions: To see my son captain Folkestone Invicta when they get promoted to the Football League (I can only dream!)
Claim to Fame: I appeared on a programme called Fan TV, discussing walking football and other football-related nonsense!
Other thoughts??: When the gorilla shits on your head, it’s time to leave the room.
Birth year: 1966 – born one of the famous Dawson clan.
Family: Wife (Kerry), Son (Joshua), Daughters (Isabella & Celena-Rose), cocker spaniel (Indie).
Occupation: Transport Manager of Eric Mattheeuws UK Ltd – a different puzzle to solve every day.
Nickname: Baldrick – from Black Adder – the lads at work noticed that one of my favorite sayings was “I have a cunning plan” so the nickname stuck.
Favourite team: Manchester United.
Favourite player of all time: So many names - Ronaldo, Scholes, Cantona, Keane, Robson, Macari and of course Maradona & Zidane, BUT if I had to name one, I always come back to Liam Brady, a midfield master when I was growing up – just a shame he played for Arsenal!
Hobbies/Interests: Football (playing & watching), tennis, tenpin bowling, music and playing the violin, 1000 piece puzzles, drinking Real Ale and of course, spending time with the family.
Ambitions: To play football for as long as possible, a BIG thank you to Terry Brown & Nigel Brett for persuading me to come up to BayCity Strollers.
Favourite Holiday: Santa Cruz, California – 3 times is not enough and I would stay there if I could. Really want to return to Ireland (only visited for the weekend following an invite to a wedding) as I’m a born fiddle player – enjoyed the Guinness too!
Other thoughts: for England football team to win the Euros or World Cup before I die – that’s the men’s senior team by the way....
Birth year: 1945
Family: Married, 2 children, 2 grandsons
Previous occupation: Nightclub / pub manager
Favourite player: George Best
Ambition: Survival !
Claim to Fame: County hockey player
Birth year: 1958
Family: partner, 3 children, one granddaughter, dog, cat
Occupation: TEFL teacher
Previous jobs: washing up at Pavs cafe for 15p an hour
Favourite teams: Chelsea and Margate
Favourite player of all time: too many to list here!
Hobbies / Interests: Most sports but especially football. Doing voluntary work with the homeless and refugees. Hugging trees. Dressing up as a lady in pantos.
Ambitions: For us Bs to win a match
Other thoughts??: Leicester to win the Champions League
Birth year: 1964
Occupation: Contracts manager
Previous occupation: Ceiling fixer / Joiner
Favourite team: Hibs
Favourite player: Pat Stanton
Claim to Fame: Too many to mention….
Other thoughts: Not really!
Nicknames: Neville, or BJ
Birth year: 1958
Family: Wife & 3 children
Previous jobs: Civil Servant, College Manager, Commissioning Engineer
Favourite teams: Welsh Rugby Union team. I follow West Ham and Swansea City football teams.
Favourite player of all time: Rugby – Gareth Edwards. Football – Ian Rush
Hobbies / Interests: Rugby Union, football, cricket, tennis etc.
New hobbies: Archery (longbow), singing (male voice choir), Walking Football
Ambitions: To lose 4 stone!
Other thoughts??: Those that mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind!
Birth year: 1961
Family: Wife & 3 kids.... 2 grandkids + one on the way
Previous jobs: Barman, Insurance Development Agent, Book Salesman, Taxman, Customs Officer.
Favourite team: West Ham United
Favourite all time players: Bobby Moore, Matt Le Tissier, Tony Currie, Frank Worthington, Stan Bowles
Hobbies: My beautiful wife of course!; kids & grandkids; food & drink; Australia especially.... but all travel; cricket.
Claim to fame: In 2005 I won Channel 4 Racing Champion Tipster competition!!
Ambitions: To stay alive as long as possible and laugh a lot.
Thoughts: After a long time in hospital, a long rehab and a mass of daily medication just playing walking football is a gift from the gods!!! WF is great for exercise and social side with lots of great people, so get involved!!
Birth year: 1967
Family: Mrs J Waters
Occupation: Catering Tutor/Trainer
Previous jobs: Pub/Restaurant manager and chef
Favourite all time player: Liam Brady
Hobbies: Photography - Cooking - Travel
Ambition: To write a cookery book
Claim to fame: My sausage rolls!
Other thoughts: When you reach 50 accept it and learn to make the most of everything and enjoy life providing you keep taking the tablets.
Proudest moment: Finally tying the knot last year with my beautiful wife.
Birth year: 1956
Nickname (since joining BayCity Strollers): Pierluigi Collina
Family: 1 daughter, 1 son and 3 grandchildren (1 boy and 2 girls)
Occupation: Retired in 2013 after 40 years’ service as a member of Police Staff with the Met Police
Favourite team: Chelsea
Favourite players of all time: Peter Osgood, Ruud Gullit, Gianfranco Zola, Lionel Messi
Hobbies / Interests: Football, gardening, Playstation, gadgets, Apple products, colouring and music
Ambitions: To play walking football for as long as my body allows!!!
Other thoughts: Did the person that invented the door knocker win the Nobel Prize?
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.
Birth year: 1951
Family: Older brother who’s given up sport and younger brother who was crap at all sports.
Previous occupation: Architect
Favourite team: Bristol Rovers (even though they’re rubbish!)
Favourite player: Me!
Hobbies: WF, snooker, golf and drinking!
Ambitions: See as much of the world as possible (before the terrorists take over)
Claim to Fame: Scored 7 goals in one league match (when I was 16!)
Other thoughts: Try to avoid it!
Birth Year: 1960
Family: Full set including wife of 30 yrs, 2 grown men I’m trying get rid of and the dog (all mad!)
Occupation: Retired to the garage
Previous jobs: National Coal Board (closed), TML (closed), Pfizers (part-closed ) - sensing a theme here! - Brakes Food Service (redundancy). Mostly stuck behind a desk managing Budgets, Buildings, H&S, Assets….mainly at Pfizers.
Favourite team: Derby County (see mad)
Favourite player: Archie Gemmill, but Barry Sheene/Ron Halsam were my real heros.
Hobbies: Passion for motorcycles - restoring and riding them - mainly Italian and Japanese from the 70’s/80’s. Learnt to rebuild wheels, nickel plating and can “magically” fix most things. In between the bikes I walk the dog, DIY, and garden (the boring stuff) - and still play computer games (I’m 24 really - honest!)
Ambitions: According to my sons, it’s to own more bikes than the Haynes motor museum. To keep healthy, I suppose, and go through my “ to do list” (wife included in most of them!).
Claim to fame: Does the loudest sneeze in the county/country count ? You’ve been warned!
Other thoughts: Bikes, more bikes….