Bedfordshire FA and its partners (Luton Town Community Trust, Luton Tigers and Sugar Media) are working together to deliver a celebratory event to mark Black History Month on Saturday 27th October from 10am-12.30pm at Bedfordshire FA HQ. This will also coincide with the Bedfordshire FA’s 125th anniversary.
The event will consist of practical deliveries using local players to showcase the excellent coaching and mentoring opportunities within Bedfordshire whilst looking back at the Luton Town V Leyton Orient in 1984 where 6 black players represented Luton Town FC. Attendees will also get the chance to speak to 2 of the players in the squad for that season, Brian & Mark Stein.
We are fortunate enough to have tracked down the cameraman (Roger Walsh), from the game with access to iconic photographs as well as celebrating black role models: players, managers, coaches & volunteers.