Richard Goss: Folkestone Saints Basketball Club

Title

Richard Goss: Folkestone Saints Basketball Club

Subject

Richard Goss

Description

Richard Goss joined Folkestone Saints Basketball Club in 1965, aged 16. He remained active with - and instrumental to - the club for the next fifty years. Richard, who now resides in Dymchurch, spoke to us about his long and remarkable involvement with the club (founded in 1953), which at one point saw him serve concurrently as its coach, secretary, treasurer, and chairman! 'I didn't find it hard work', he said. 'I enjoyed it.'

Creator

Michael Romyn

Date

28 July, 2020

Contributor

Richard Goss

Rights

Kent's Sporting Memories

Collection Items

An oral history interview with Richard Goss

Summary of an Oral History Recording with interviewee Richard Goss

Folkestone Saints Basketball Club, 1972
A newspaper photograph of the Folkestone Saints in 1972. Richard Goss stands back row, middle, wearing jersey number seven. One of the club's founders, Ray Holland, wears number 11.

Saints vs Dover Junior Leaders Battalion at Folkestone Sports Centre in 1981
A photograph of Folkestone Saints (orange) playing offence against a Dover-based club, taken at Folkestone Sports Centre in 1981. It features Folkestone players Paul Iverson (11) and Mark Harding (4).

'American Dream Beckons Lewis': Former Saints' player Tim Lewis
A photograph of a 1983 newspaper article describing the successes of former Saints' basketball player and Harvey Grammar School pupil, Tim Lewis.

Folkestone Saints Basketball Club, c.1990s
A photograph of Folkestone Saints Basketball at Folkestone Sports Centre in the 1990s. Richard Goss stands back row, fourth from the left.

Folkestone Saints Ladies Basketball Club, c.1990
A photograph of the Folkestone Saints Ladies Basketball Club at Folkestone Sports Centre in the early 1990s. Richard Goss (front row left) both coached the team and sponsored the warm-up tops displayed in the photo.

Richard Goss: Folkestone Saints Basketball Club
A recent photograph of Folkestone Saints' Richard Goss

Richard Goss and Folkestone Saints Baketball Club, c.1970s
A photograph of Richard Goss (back row, third from right) and the Folkestone Saints Basketball Club at a tournament in France, c.1970s. Coach Pat Grove stands back row left.

An excerpt of an oral history recording with Richard Goss. Richard describes some fond memories of his involvement with Folkestone Saints Basketball Club, including coaching novices up to a good standard. Transcript attached.
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