The 1969 London Five-a-Side Football Championship

Twelve teams competed in the 1969 London Five-a-Side Championship on 23rd April at the Empire Pool in Wembley.

Rangers went out at the very first hurdle after Tottenham defeated the R’s 1-0 in the 1st Round.

The programme lists the QPR line-up as follows; Spratley, Watson, Glover, Hunt, Clarke (F) and Mick Leach was named as the substitute.

Included amongst the other 11 sides were: Bobby Ross for Brentford, Dave Webb for Chelsea, Terry Mancini for Orient plus also Alan Mullery and Terry Venables for Tottenham.


Charlton were the first winners in 1954, with a 3-1 victory over Tottenham. Fulham had lifted the trophy in 1955 and 1957 whilst Tottenham were successful in 1956 and 1960.

The Football League suspended the Competition in 1961 for some reason. It later resumed in 1967 when West Ham defeated Arsenal 4-0 in the final.

Steve Russell