Knebworth FC charity golf day planned for former England, Chelsea and Spurs player Johnny Brooks

PUBLISHED: 07:29 08 August 2015




A former England, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur footballer who played alongside the likes of Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney and Duncan Edwards is to be honoured by fellow former players in Knebworth.

Johnny Brooks represented England three times in the 1950s, scoring twice, during a career which also saw him turn out for Chelsea, Spurs, Crystal Palace and Reading, later he played for, and managed, Knebworth FC.

Brooks, now aged 83, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and a charity golf day at Knebworth Golf Club has been organised for Tuesday, September 30.

There are 38 confirmed golfers so far, and they will compete for The Johnny Brooks Trophy with football memorabilia, including signed items from his former clubs, part of an auction.

Event organiser John Stevens, who played under Brooks at Knebworth in the 1970s, said: “This day is to show our appreciation for Johnny and all he did for us

“We won the 1973/74 Herts Senior County League Premier Division title under him and also reached the Aubrey Cup final. This is an annual event, it’s the third time we have played the tournament, but the first time we’ll be raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.”

If you would like to participate in the competition contact John Stevens on 01462 895278.

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