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This group of footballers were off on a tour, and we wanted to know who they are, where they were headed, when was the tour, and whether they had a good time!  We know it sounds a little unfair, but asked Davie Kerr to hold off on giving us all the answers for just 48 hours because we knew for sure that he would be able to remember!   We have already had a great response from some of those who went on this tour to New York and New Jersey.  Davie emailed us with the following details within hours of the photo being posted:-

"I think this was in 1973, and I think it was the football squad for the trip to Hoboken NJ. I seem to remember two things from that tour: first, that we won the important game 3-2, and second, that I managed to get lost in the woods on a training run! However, I got back in time for the game, and (though I say it myself) did OK in goal.

I think the only two of that lot still on the island are Steve Taylor and Mike Rickards.  (Editors note -  Eric Robinson also still lives in Bermuda and still keeps active playing golf.) 

Back, from L:- Iain Morrison, John Headey, Steve Taylor, Frank Dowie, Eric Robinson (C), Brian McManus (C), Bob Porritt. Front, from L:- Dave Parsons (manager), Dave Walker (C), John Walsh, Roger Brydon, Mike Rickards, Les Pearson, Stuart Donaldson, Davie Kerr, Graham Blackshaw (C), Dave Inwood. (C) = Civilians.

Dave Inwood is probably contactable via Sid Gordon, and I think he was quite matey with Dave W so may be able to fill in a few more details. 

PRC  Football Team Tour to New York and New Jersey - 1972
(photo taken on lawn outside Police Club)
Top row (l-r) - Iain Morrison, John Headey, Steve Taylor, Frank Dowie,
Eric Robinson (C), Brian McManus (C), Bob Porritt.
Front row (l-r) Dave Parsons (Manager), Dave Walker (C), John Walsh, Roger Brydon, Mike Rickards,
Les Pearson, Stuart Donaldson, Davie Kerr, Graham Blackshaw (C), Dave Inwood. (C) = Civilians.
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