August 16, 1991

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

Dreams came true for the boys from the Oxhey Jets and the South Oxhey Rumours football teams when they got the chance to star in a video with football idol Gary Lineker.

The England captain and Tottenham Hotspur striker kicked off with the two teams at the Chilwell Community Centre in Chilwell Gardens, South Oxhey.

The Rumours are the youth team based at the community centre.

The Warner Home Video features the boys being put through their paces by Gary in a fitness programme based on the tough training sessions used by professionals like himself.

“Nobody ever got to the top without practice,” Gary said.

[From the Watford Observer of August 16, 1991]

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