A Tribute to Mr. Terry Oldfield

The BRFPA were very saddened to hear of the death of one of our first members,  Terry Oldfield, who died on 28th March at the age of 78.

Terry, a proud Bristolian, played for Rovers between 1960 and 1966, and made 132 Football League appearances, scoring 11 goals.  Sadly, injury forced Terry’s early retirement in 1967, aged just 28, whilst with Wrexham.

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Terry Oldfield (centre) and Harold Jarman (right) in deep conversation with guests at the inaugural BRFPA dinner in April 2017

 

Less than a year ago we were honoured to have Terry as a guest at the inaugural BRFPA Dinner, sitting with his old friend and team mate Harold Jarman.  Terry was also a very handy cricketer and I quizzed the pair on their cricketing prowess, and how several players, including Harold, managed to compete at high levels in both sports.

Mr. Oldfield will be sorely missed by all at the BRFPA, and we would like to pass on our respects and condolences to his friends and family.

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Terry & Harold making their entrance to the BRFPA 2017 dinner
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The 2017 BRFPA dinner line-up – Terry is 6th from right.

Final few places for the greatest Gas event of the year

Only one whole table and a few small group/individual places are still available for our Former Players Dinner 2018 so if you would like to join us please act fast.  Full details are given below.

We can also update you on some of the guests who are attending.

  • We will be joined by up to 32 former players from across the eras, including Peter Aitken, Bob Bloomer, Trevor Challis, Ryan Clarke, Graham Day, Steve Elliott, Dave Gilroy, Bobby Gould, Ian Hazel, David Hillier, Lewis Hogg, Vaughan Jones, David Mehew, Christian McClean, Martin Paul, Tony Pounder, Phil Purnell, Paul Randall, Andy Reece, Gary Smart, Tom Stanton, Nick Tanner, Martin Thomas, Andy Tillson, Mike Trought, Geoff Twentyman, Josser Watling, Ross Weare, Steve White and all the way from sunny Spain, David Pritchard!
  • The dinner will also see the presence of current and former Rovers personalities, including BRFC President, Wael Al-Qadi, Chairman, Steve Hamer, Manager, Darrell Clarke, and BRFPA President & Rovers Stalwart Billy Clark.
  • Also, following our collaboration with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) on purchasing a specially adapted bed for Rovers record appearance holder Stuart Taylor, the PFA will be represented by Ritchie Humphreys, former PFA Chairman & Hartlepool United’s own record appearance holder. He’s also an ex-team mate of DC and was on the pitch that fateful day in May 2007 when Rovers crept into the play-offs & stopped Pools winning League Two!

BRFPA Annual Dinner - 2018 - How to Book your place