The Seventies

Rutland and Stamford Mercury 5th May 1972


1972 Football Team

Bourne Soccer 'Champs'

BOURNE COUNTY Primary school footballers have just complete their most successful season.  They have won all their matches scoring 57 goals and conceding only seven.

The side, coached by Mr J H Lambert and Mr T K Palmer, trains at least twice a week and most of the team also train in their spare time.

The games masters believe in getting the boys to learn all the basic skills and to put them into operation efficiently.  "We believe in team spirit and discipline on the field", said Mr Lambert, "We like to make the tactics as simple as possible.  Of course, the boys must have some natural ability for the game".

"In the teaching world these days there are many critics of organised games in primary schools.  But if the matches we have had with the Bluecoat School, Stamford, are anything to go by , they are completely wrong.  They really played well that day - up to the standard of a senior school match," he said.

"We like to try to get the boys up to a reasonable standard before they leave school  It certainly helps them when they start playing games in a senior school," said Mr Lambert.

The facilities at the school are very good, with football pitches and a games area.  Most break-times the members of the team are to be seen kicking a ball about.

Mr Lambert has great hopes of building an equally good team next year, as new boys become old enough to play for the team.

"They have tried very hard throughout the season, and have developed a terrific team spirit", said Mr Lambert.

The players are: Neil Mallender (captain), Kevin Orbell, Ricky Legg, Stephen Owen, Ian Cunnington, Clive Harwood, Adrian Simmonds, Adrian Budd, Kevin Day, Timothy Smith and Ian Pick, reserves, Anthony Dewey, Ralph Bradley.

They are very smartly turned out.

Infant Class c1973

This photo has kindly been donated by Mrs Mandy Delaine-Smith. Infants c1971

Staff List c1975

 Pupils in 1977

Pupils in 1977.

New Building

Building of the 'Junior Hall' and 'Infant Classrooms' in 1972