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A SPORTING LIFE by John Hymas    

 

Halton 1956 59

Soccer 3 Wing. Won Barrington Kennet Trophy by beating 1 & 2 Wings        

                Apprentice Team. Played in Hellenic league 

Tennis Captain of Apprentice Team   

One of only three in 82nd entry to pass out with two colours for sport (Soccer & Tennis). 

Honington 1960

Soccer Braintree Town.  Essex & Suffolk Border League. 

Wilmslow 1961

Soccer Wilmslow Albion.  Mid Cheshire League. Won League cup. 

Edinburgh Field Australia 1962 1964

Soccer Edinburgh in S. Australian 1st Div.  

Selected for S. Australian State Team. Toured Tasmania. Must be only apprentice to play for an Australian State Side 

Tennis Edinburgh in local League 

Cricket Played for UK Forces against Australian forces in mini Test series. Won 2 1. Scored highest no. of runs in series. 

St. Athan 1964 1967

Soccer Station, Maintenance Command & Bridgend in Welsh League (Semi Pro)

 

Tennis Station & Maintenance Command. Won Inter station Command Cup & with partner individual winner of Command doubles.

Played at Wimbledon in RAF Championships. Reached 3rd round. 

Cricket Station Team. Won Command cup. 

Squash Station, Maintenance Command. Won Command & Station RAF cup competitions. Individual winner of Command Cup. 

Seletar Singapore 1967 1968

Soccer Station, Far East Air Force & Joint Services teams. Won RAF Inter Station Cup against Changi & Tengah. Won Inter Services Cup against Army & Navy. (Scored winning goals in both matches).

Toured Thailand with FEAF team including matches against Thai Air Force & National teams.

Toured Malaya with Joint Services Team with matches against state teams. 

Cosford 1968 1977

Tennis Station Team. 

Squash Station, Training Command, RAF, Shropshire County & Wolverhampton. Won RAF Station & Inter station Command cup competitions

Selected for RAF for Inter Services Competition. Won both matches against Army & Navy.

Fully qualified Advanced Coach

Toured Cyprus & Singapore with RAF Team

Won Singapore Open Plate competition

Shropshire County Champion 1975 & 1976

Appointed Director of Coaching for RAF

Member of UK National Coaching Committee 

Note

All teams were represented on a regular basis not one-offs i.e. played at least 6 times.

You might well ask what else I did in the RAF. That is another story.