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1960 - 1970 Trophy Cabinet ...

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The Central Council of Physical Recreation

Crystal Palace National Recreation Centre

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Crystal Palace National Recreation Centre

Augsburg XI Internationales

June 1965

Glass Shelftop

Augsburg XI Internationales

 

Augsburg 02

The B.C. Augsburg Football Club of Germany first invited the Hammers to compete in their annual Youth Tournament in June 1963. The West Ham United 'Colts' topped their 'Group 2' table by defeating West German sides Bayern Munich 3-0, Schwaben Augsburg 2-0 and Boldklubben Copenhagen from Denmark 1-0. In the final they meet Group 'A' winners AS Cannes from France, the youngsters triumphed 2-1 after extra time. The Colts side successfully defended the trophy in 1964 against Italian side FC Bologna.

Our third visit during the 1965 Whitsun period provided us with an unique opportunity, for it was a rule of the competition that three successive championships made the winners the permanent holders. Our 1964-65 record did not make us favourites this time, but our youngsters rose to the occasion.

In the group games we defeated Borussia Dortmund (West Germany) by 2-0 a goalless draw with B.C. Augsburg and then beat San Remo (Italy) by 2-0.

 

For the second successive season our opponents in the final were Italian club - FC Bologna.

 

Barry Simmons netted for us early in the first half, and our solid defence maintained its record of not conceding a goal in the competition so that we emerged as 1-0 victors to bring the trophy back to the Boleyn Ground.

Trophy Cabinet

BBC Sports Team of the Year Award

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Despite competing in the Evening Standard’s London Five-A-Side Championships regularly since the tournament’s inception in 1954, 1967 was the first time the Hammers’ won the event. The Hammers defeated Queens Park Rangers (3-0), Charlton Athletic (2-1 and Arsenal 4-0 in the final to win the tournament. Geoff Hurst received this winners memento.

1967 Evening Standard London Five-A-Side

Geoff Hurst

Wembley 1967

West Ham United picked up the "Team Award" in recognition of the clubs success against TSV Munich 1860 in the European Cup Winners Cup final at Wembley Stadium seven months earlier.

 

According to football commentators the 1965 Wembley performance was one of the very best games to have been played at the Twin Towers.

Another memento was picking up the medallion awarded by the UNESCO Council of Sport and Physical Recreation for fair play. The latter was presented by the President of the West German club.

The BBC Sports Team of the Year Award is an award given annually as part of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony each December. The Team of the Year Award was first presented in 1960, six years after the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award was introduced.

Gill Frame

Stephen Gill

Crystal Palace Gift

Inaugural Football Match

Crystal Palace v.West Ham United

19 August 1964

West Ham United were invited to play Crystal Palace F.C. to celebrate the opening of this new venture, the fixture was organised by the Central Council of Physical Recreation for the benefit of the National Sports Development Fund. The Hammers was presented with a Sheaffer pen gift set. West Ham lost the inaugural game 4-1.

Standen, Bond, Burkett, Bovington, Brown, Moore, Brabrook (Sealey), Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Sissons

Byrne

Johnny Byrne