News and Events

RIP Billy Brooks

Feb 3, 2020 - RIP Billy Brooks

It is with deep sadness that one of our dearest friends and club legend Billy Brooks passed away last Thursday. Billy "Kaiser" Brooks was a much loved player who was admired by all who knew him and played alongside him. I will miss him as will many many others.... read more

Sep 26, 2019 - Bobby Cane Funeral arrangements

THe funeral for Bobby Cane will take place on Friday 4 October at 4.00pm Pitsea Crematorium (Bowers Gifford) Church Road, Basildon SS13 2HG The Service is at 16.00 and afterwards at Boyce Hill Golf Club from 17.00, Vicarage Hill, Benfleet SS7 1PD

RIP Bobby Cane

Sep 22, 2019 - RIP Bobby Cane

It is with greatt sadness that I write this to announce the passing of one of great Legends and characters Bobby Cane. Bobby joined OPFC in 1982 with many of his schoolfriends as the last group from the school as it closed in Bethnal Green.... read more

May 19, 2019 - OPFC 120 Year Dinner @Leyton Orient

It was a great night for the club on Friday as 180 Old Parmiterians attended the dinner with some very old faces and the younger School team playing on the Leyton Orient Pitch. Bob Bevan gave a superb speech and he was supported by Paul Mitchell, Brian Robinson and Dave Cross. Paul Shrosbree managed the finances and all in all it was a great experience for all who attended... read more

Apr 21, 2019 - R.I.P. Del Humphries

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of one our OPs, Del Humphries. Brian Robinson our President relates: Del and I joined Parmiters in 1950 along with Don Smith, Alan Burns, and Toby Evans. After we left school, whenever we met, we always drank a toast to "55". National Service separated us but we stayed in touch. In 1961 at the age of 21 Del,Don and I got into the OP 1st team that achieved great things. Del went off to work in Fleet St. and we shared a great love of horse racing so it was no surprise that his nickname became 'Arkle' after the famous grey steeple chaser.. Details of the funeral: Del Arkle Humphries funeral will take place on: Thursday 9th May at 1.30 pm. at Forest Park Crematorium, Forest Road, Ilford, IG6 3HP. The Wake afterwards will be held at The Carpenter's Arms, Smarts Lane, Loughton. All are invited. Arkle loved flowers so they can be sent or taken to the funeral.

OPFC 120 Year Celebration Dinner

Apr 3, 2019 - OPFC 120 Year Celebration Dinner

The Club is celebrating its 120th season and holding the event at Leyton Orient FC on Friday 17 May. There will be 2 games on the pitch at the Os followed by a Dinner and presentations. Guest speaker is Bob "The Cat" Bevan who will no doubt entertain everyone. Also in attendance will be the Head Teacher Michael Jones and the School 1st team who will be playing an OP X1. This will be followed by a Vets game including many OPs who went to the School. Cost of tickets is £30. Contact... read more

7th X1 Cruise to easy cup win

Apr 3, 2019 - 7th X1 Cruise to easy cup win

The 7ths came out on top in the inter club Old Boys cup final against our 8ths. The early exchanges were not a signal of what was to follow as the 8ths missed clear cut chances that could have made this a much closer game. Congratulations to Ugo and his team and commiserations to Dean whose team fought till the end despite the scoreline.

Barrie Williams Memorial Game

Jul 14, 2018 - Barrie Williams Memorial Game

We are playing a game to honour the memory of Barrie Williams, OP and manager of Sutton Utd and OPFC 1st X1. The game will be played at Douglas Eyre Sports Centre on Saturday 28 July KO 2.00pm between our 1st team and Sutton Utd under 21s. All supporters, friends and family are welcome. There wil be a bar and and a buffet available for all.

Trials Day Saturday 30 June from 10.00am

Jun 18, 2018 - Trials Day Saturday 30 June from 10.00am

If you are looking to play football this season at a standard that suits you, come over to the Douglas Eyre Sports centre this Saturday, 30 June. Starts at 10.00am on a 3G surface we will hold trials to look at new players for the new season. It will be a series of drills in different ability groups with matches after lunch. We are looking for ghood quality players for the 1st team, which is step 7 standard but also for players that can play in our other 9 teams. We are looking for goalkeepers and we are looking for vets players too for our 4 teams. There will be something for everyone.

R.I.P Barrie Williams

Apr 24, 2018 - R.I.P Barrie Williams

This Monday saw the passing of a true OP legend. Barrie joined as Manager of the First X1 in the early 90’s ,having had considerable success at a higher level, particularly the Sutton Utd win against Coventry City in the FA Cup in 1989. This remains one of the biggest FA cup shocks. Barrie had 5 seasons with the OP’s which culminated in the 1st X1’s highest achievement in its history ,by winning the SAL Senior Division in 1996/7. It was even more of a success as it was their first season in the Senior Division and the team average age was 33 ! The photo of that team has Barrie far right. All who played under Barrie would agree he was the reason we all worked for each other to achieve success and played such a huge part in our footballing lives. Never forgotten. RIP Barrie Williams Gentleman, OP, Legend

8th X1 win the OB Cup after late scare

Mar 27, 2018 - 8th X1 win the OB Cup after late scare

Congratulations to our 8th team after they overcame Suttonians in the final 3-2. 2-0 up and cruising, Suttonians staged a late comeback to draw 2-2 with 5 minutes to go and extra time looking likely. Up steps Liam Greenaway to pop in the winner in the last minute to start the celebrations. Well done Ugo for managing the team to this success as all those training nights paid off with silverware.

4th team bring home OB Cup for first time

Mar 19, 2018 - 4th team bring home OB Cup for first time

The 4th team after a pretty poor season managed to salvage something in the end. They went across London in snowy conditions to meet Suttonians in the final on a bitterly cold day. They took command early on and a couple of goals from Tom Harney gave them a 2-0 half time lead. They held out well in the second half to secure the cup for the 1st time. Well done to Zach and his team for making sure they had something to show for a difficult season.

Sep 14, 2017 - 200 Club winners - July- September

For those who enter these are the lucky winners... read more

OPFC send team to play School for 3G opening

May 8, 2017 - OPFC send team to play School for 3G opening

A team managed by Colin Staines played the School 1st team to open the new 3G surface at Garston. Watched by a sizeable crowd of OPs and relatives it was a highly entertaining game and a successful day... read more

5th X1 secure Championship

Apr 14, 2017 - 5th X1 secure Championship

The 5th team secured the AFC Div 3 North Title after beating Queen Mary College 3-2

Apr 11, 2017 - April 200 Club Winners

For those of you who subscribe to the 200 club her are the winners... read more

Reserves win OB Invitation Cup

Mar 21, 2017 - Reserves win OB Invitation Cup

For the 1st time in our history the Reserves won the Old Boys Junior Cup after a late equaliser from George Wadhams forced extra time and then Sami Bekir slotted in a winner to seal a great win for the team. Colin Staines maintained his 100% record in OB cup finals as his depleted side worked hard for this win.

Feb 21, 2017 - Q1 2017 Winners in 200 Club

Here are the winners for the first few months of the year... read more

Veteran Visitors from Italy come to E17

Sep 13, 2016 - Veteran Visitors from Italy come to E17

An Italian Vets team travelled from Jesi in central Italy for a friendly against our over 45s at Douglas Eyre last Saturday. It was a good game of football from both sides but the Italian silky skills and passing was too much for us. Nonetheless it was a great show of friendship and we hope to return the compliment by taking a team to Italy at the end of our season.

End of Season awards

Jun 12, 2016 - End of Season awards

The Club supper on 12 May saw the club awards going as follows: Clubman - Paul Mitchell; Players Player - Dan Rospedzihowski; Young Player - Josh Long; Most MOMs - Dave Stevens; Leading Goalscorer - Charlie Heath; Best Newcomer - Peter Omondi; Manager Of the Year - Aaron Spencer; Vets Player of the Year - Chris Childs; Presidents Award, Lee Okugben;i 1st X1 Player - Lewis Wallace; Bill Hallgarth Trophy - Paul Cox Congratulations to all of you

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