CLUBS - H

Hackney College

A short lived ladies tug of war team that competed at the indoor level only.
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Training for the Indoor season. (Courtesy of MMC)#01

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Training for the Indoor season (Courtesy of MMC)#02

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Training for the Indoor season. (Courtesy of MMC)#01

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Hadleigh

The club formed in 1983 as Fisco ToWC, and was made up of workers from the Fisco Products factory in Essex. The team were regulars on the eastern area circuit. The club briefly folded in 87-88 but was reformed in 1989 as Hadleigh.

The club is still active.

1985
1985

Essex Caravan Club Competition. Back Row: Danny Sangster, Barry ?, Paul Cotgrove, Darren ?, Stewart ?, ?, Paul Manning. Front Row: Paul Fairbrace, Andy Tannock (Courtesy of PCC)#01

1985
1985

Southend Open, Essex (Courtesy of PCC)#02

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(Courtesy of PCC)#10

1985
1985

Essex Caravan Club Competition. Back Row: Danny Sangster, Barry ?, Paul Cotgrove, Darren ?, Stewart ?, ?, Paul Manning. Front Row: Paul Fairbrace, Andy Tannock (Courtesy of PCC)#01

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Harlow Sports

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(Front to Back) Tom Jones, Jim Boyce, Alan Lee, Dave Collins, John Morris, Martin Mulcahy, Eric Mercer, Guest Puller, Patrick Mulcahy (Coach) (Courtesy of MMC)#01

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Back Row: Ted Critchley (Coach), Jim Boyce, Eric Mercer, Patrick Mulcahy, Bill Yardley Front Row: Pete Deane, Alan Lee, Martin Mulcahy, Tom Jones.(Courtesy of MMC)#02

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(Front to Back) Tom Jones, Jim Boyce, Alan Lee, Dave Collins, John Morris, Martin Mulcahy, Eric Mercer, Guest Puller, Patrick Mulcahy (Coach) (Courtesy of MMC)#01

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Harrow

Formed in 1988 from members of the Honeypot Tug of War Club, they soon made themselves felt on the Association circuit. They earned a very hard reputation regularly beating teams much heavier than themselves.
Medalling at numerous National Championships, they unfortunately never won a title. But were successful Internationally gaining a TWIF World Open Club 560K Silver in 1992, as well as reaching many semis and quarter finals.
They were England representatives(ER) at the 1992 UK Championships at 600K, which they won:
  • UK Titles                         1 (ER)
1994
1994

Association National Championships, Paignton, Devon 560K Silver medalists (Front to Back) Peter McDermott, Fran Norris, Gerry Walsh, Tom Keavney, Martin Walsh, Chris Kinhart, Brendan McNulty ,James Cannon (Courtesy of DKC)#01

1996
1996

Association National Championships, Minehead, Somerset 640K (Front to Back) Mark Greenan, Malachy Moran, ?, Pat O'Brien, Stuart Taylor,Brendan McNulty,Dave Viner,James Cannon, Fran Norris (Coach) (Courtesy of MMC)#02

1994
1994

Association National Championships, Paignton, Devon 560K Silver medalists (Front to Back) Peter McDermott, Fran Norris, Gerry Walsh, Tom Keavney, Martin Walsh, Chris Kinhart, Brendan McNulty ,James Cannon (Courtesy of DKC)#01

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Hawkers Athletic

Founded in the late 1940's, as an inter factory team, it wasn't long before that set their sights further afield and became part of the regular AAA's circuit. They were one of the founding members of the Association in 1958, which was convened at the Hawkers Club.
    It wasn't long before they made a name for themselves, especially in the 100st. weight class.
  The club disbanded in the mid 1960s but re-emerged in the early 1970s, though never reaching the heights attained previously  they were regulars on the circuit, winning many open events and giving everyone a tough pull.
  The club disbanded in 1992, after a long history,
due to lack of membership.
  
  • National Titles                 2 
  • AAA's Titles                    2
c1950s
c1950s

Venue unknown (Front to Back): Geoff Wynmouth, Alan Goodwin, Malcolm ?, ?, Fred Brooker, ?, Pete Staig, John Dellmore, Ginger D'Marta (Coach) (Courtesy of PTC)#01

1955
1955

White City Stadium, London (Front to Back): (Courtesy of PTC)#02

1992
1992

Kingston, Surrey The Final Squad Back Row: Yeesh Diddi, Bob Thomas, Pat Young, Chris Hooker. Front Row: Peter Tuckwell, Richard Chandler, Dave East, Keith Dawkins. (Courtesy of PTC)#05

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Venue unknown (Front to Back): Geoff Wynmouth, Alan Goodwin, Malcolm ?, ?, Fred Brooker, ?, Pete Staig, John Dellmore, Ginger D'Marta (Coach) (Courtesy of PTC)#01

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Heckington

This Lincolnshire team was formed in ?? and later changed their name to Sleaford in ??. They were one of the many hard and gritty sides that filled the ranks of the Association.
1984
1984

Coveney Open, Willingham, Cambridgeshire 680K Team (Courtesy of MMC)#01

1984
1984

Coveney Open, Willingham, Cambridgeshire 680K Team (Courtesy of MMC)#01

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Hedge End

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  • National Youth Titles         1   
1999 Nationals towa #02
1999 Nationals towa #02

Association National Championships, Worcester Weight? (Front to Back) (Courtesy of the ToWA)#02

1997
1997

TWIF World Indoor Club Championships, Torbay (Courtesy of MMC)#01

1999 Nationals towa #02
1999 Nationals towa #02

Association National Championships, Worcester Weight? (Front to Back) (Courtesy of the ToWA)#02

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Heybridge Swifts

Formed c1980 Heybridge, Essex the club began life on the fete circuit pulling as the Purlieigh Queens and Maldon Fairies, before getting the tug of war bug and training more seriously.  They competed in the Essex County Newspaper League and other Association events. The team however folded after a couple of years due to lack of numbers.
1980
1980

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1981
1981

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1980
1980

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Holland

Founded in 1970, originally as Barton ToWC, in Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire. The club joined the Association in 1974, moved to a new training ground and changed its name to Holland Sports ToWC, dropping the 'sports' in the late 80s.
The became members of the Federation in 1988 and in many ways became a 'bridging' club competing in organisations events.
 
The club achieved numerous honours and has represented England in recent times.
  • Federation Titles                      6
  • Federation Inter County          12
The club is still active.
1977
1977

Irish Gala, Birmingham Back Row: Paul Taylor, Tony Gray, Brian Hodgeson, Bill Kerry, Dave Hughes. Front Row: Richard Dingle, Steve Gardner, Tony Spinks, John Jones. (Courtesy of SGC)#01

1977
1977

TWIF World Championships - Jersey Back Row: Tony Watson, Brian Hodgeson, Tony Spinks, Steve Gardner, Richard Dingle, John Jones. Front Row: Tony Gray, Dave Garnham, Dave Hughes, Bill Kerry. (Courtesy of SGC)#02

1999
1999

Federation National Championships, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. Catchweight Winners Back Row: Steve Graham, Gavin Corden, Bill Kerry, Ian Murphy, Karl Bohannan, Tony Gray. Front Row: Charlie Lawrence, Glyn Lawrence, Steve Gardner, Mark Emmerson, James Gardner. (Courtesy of SGC)#15

1977
1977

Irish Gala, Birmingham Back Row: Paul Taylor, Tony Gray, Brian Hodgeson, Bill Kerry, Dave Hughes. Front Row: Richard Dingle, Steve Gardner, Tony Spinks, John Jones. (Courtesy of SGC)#01

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