St. More Juniors F.C was founded in may 2006 by RAY and JACKIE BERRY with the help of a few parents. At this present time we have 9 teams starting the 20011-12 season.
Leonard Joseph Reed was born in Bermondsey on 30th September 1929. He married Maureen in 1957 and they moved to Welling with son Andrew 3 years later and soon after daughter Jackie was born. Maureen was his devout wife for 46 years until she sadly passed away 5 years ago.
Son Andrew belonged to the Boys Club St Thomas More. The club ran a couple of largely unsuccesful football teams in the late 60s that Andrew played in and Len gave some support to these.
In 1972 Len took over the football side of things at the Club and with his 'eye for a player' assembled the first of many crack under 10 teams. This team included Andy Townsend who went on to enjoy a long and successful professional career. Subsequent S.T.M teams included such players as Neil (Razor) Ruddock, Gavin Peacock, Kevin Horlock, Ben Thatcher and Muzzey Izzet all of whom went on to professional level.
Throughout the 70s and 80s St Thomas More teams of under 10s to under 15s won countless league titles, league cups and Kent/London cups. Len's teams even regularly won national tournaments such as the Isle of Wight Festival and international tournaments including the Dallas Cup and Canadian Cup. The teams were packed with District and County players and were feared by opposition at every level of the junior game. The phone at home would constantly ring with scouts from professional clubs vying for boys from Len's teams to join their clubs.
Len's daughter Jackie and son in law Ray have in the last few years established their own junior football club, naming the club St. More Juniors in Len's honour. They are proud to be providing football for many boys of all abilities in the area. They are however not under the misconception that they could ever be as successful as St Thomas More FC and the legendary Len Reed.
Honours & Achievements
(remember boys played 11-a-side in big goals at all ages -no mini soccer)
|1973|| Under 11s||League Champions of Independent League|
|1975|| Under 11s|| Independent League Winners|
|1975|| Under 11s|| Independent Cup Winners|
|1975|| Under 11s|| Greenwich 5-A-Side Champions|
|1978|| Under 12s|| I.O.W Soccer Festival|
|1978||Under 13s|| I.O.W Soccer Festival|
|1978|| Under 12s|| London Cup Winners|
|1979|| Under 12s|| I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1979||Under 13s|| I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1980|| Under 12s|| I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1980||Under 13s|| London Cup Winners|
|1980|| Under 14s|| London Cup Winners|
|1981|| Under 14s||London Cup Winners|
|1982|| Under 15s|| London Cup Winners |
|1984|| Under 10s||I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1984|| Under 11s||I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1985|| Under 13|| London Cup Winners|
|1985|| Under 10s||I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1985|| Under 12s||I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1986|| Under 10s||I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1986|| Under 12s||I.O.W Soccer Festival Champions|
|1986|| Under 10s|| London Cup Winners|
|1986|| Under 11s||London Cup Winners|
|1986|| Under 12s|| London Cup Winners|
|1987|| Under 10s|| London Cup Winners|
|1987|| Under 11s||London Cup Winners|
|1987|| Under 12s||London Cup Winners|
|1987|| Under 13s|| London Cup Winners|
|1987|| Under 14s|| London Cup Winners|
Please click here to see a clipping from a programme.
Please click here to see the Isle of White Cup Line up clipping.
A Sad Day For All
Sadly, Mr. Reed passed away on September 1st 2007 at the good old age of 80, he will missed by all.
People wont remember the car he drove, the music he liked, where he took his holidays, but still you talk to parents who remember what he did for them in his own time for 25 years. With his wife Maureen, he gave his players enjoyment, confidence and self belief on and off the pitch...
Len Reed's Grandson, and talented footballer, Kieran, is the most talented footballer to come from our family to date.