YEP Says: Roy’s happy to be in goal - aged 69

Roy Greatorex. PIC: Tony Johnson
Roy Greatorex. PIC: Tony Johnson
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who says you have to give up playing football in your 30s?

Not Roy Greatorex, that’s for sure. At 69 he pulled on his gloves and went between in goal for Fieldhead Hospital team.

OK, so it wasn’t quite a Roy of the Rovers story for his side lost 10-1, but as Roy points out he only conceded four because he didn’t play the whole game. In fact the boots he wore were older than his team-mates.

The manager says it might be another 69 years before he gets another game. But Roy’s not worried: he’s hoping to find a rugby team.

Who says growing old means you have to be boring?