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Downham U16 footballers set off for a training session at Ipswich in 1986
Downham U16 footballers set off for a training session at Ipswich in 1986
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Members of the Downham Under 16s soccer team are pictured in January 1986 before an early morning departure for a special training session at Ipswich.

They are joined by the secretary Pam Saxby (left) and her husband Peter, the team manager. Altogether some 20 boys made the trip for training sessions organised by the FA qualified coach Ron Abbott who runs the Bobby Robson coaching courses in Suffolk and has contacts with Ipswich Town.

Downham played in the Nar Valley Youth League that season and had a 100 per cent record as they led the Under 16 table.

Photo: MLNF 8612. Copies of this photograph can be purchased online ny using the Buy A Photo link above.