Harold Reed Devoll (September 29, 1923 – January 12, 2010) was an American professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball League for the Detroit Vagabond Kings and Hammond Calumet Buccaneers during the 1948–49 season and averaged 4.6 points per game.
Matt Woods (1 November 1931 – 26 September 2014) was a former professional footballer who played for Everton, Blackburn Rovers, Sydney Hakoah, Luton Town and Stockport County.
Matthew Young “Matt” Middleton (24 October 1907 – 1979) was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper in the Football League for Southport, Sunderland, Bradford City and York City. He was born in Boldon Colliery, County Durham, the brother of Ray Middleton who also played League football.
Matthew “Matt” Lloyd (born 23 May 1972) is a British Paralympian who was born with spina bifida and two club feet. He has competed in ice sledge hockey at the 2006 Winter Paralympics, in Sitting volleyball at the 2007 European Championships, and is credited with inventing the sport of Inline sledge hockey. He was born in Crawley, Sussex but grew up in Rainhill, Merseyside and later resided in Hollym, East Riding of Yorkshire.
In March 2012 it was announced that Lloyd would be an Olympic torchbearer and would be carrying the Olympic torch through Scarborough.
Lloyd is an alumni of Gateway College in Leicester and has been honoured by the college who have named an annual community sports award after him. Lloyd has passed his Olympic Torch to the college to inspire students and has a history of supporting grassroots sports as evidenced by his role as Vice Chair of Sport Birmingham, one of the 45 County Sports Partnerships that exist to support sport in England.
On 22 August 2015 Lloyd married Ruth Harvey on the ice at Widnes Ice Rink. The wedding was the first in the UK conducted at an ice rink and featured an ice hockey game as part of the celebrations.
It was announced in August 2016 that Lloyd was launching a brand of skating rinks called SK8Z with the first one based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and which utilised a type of roller skate which replicated ice skates without the need for ice.
Matthew “Matt” Bryant (born 21 September 1970) is an English-born former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League in the 1990s.
Born in Bristol, he started his career with Bristol City in 1990-91, and after a short loan spell with Walsall went on to make over 200 appearances for Bristol City, scoring 7 goals for them in all competitions.
In August 1990, during his loan spell at Walsall, he had the misfortune of scoring an own goal which was the first ever league goal scored at the Bescot Stadium.
Bryant moved to Gillingham for the 1996-97 season, making over 100 appearances for them before retiring due to injury.
Wayne Burden is a retired American basketball player. He graduated in 1974 from William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, and played one year of Division 2 college basketball at California State University, Chico, where he averaged 21.1 points per game. Between 1983 and 1990, he played seven seasons in the Australian NBL with the Frankston Bears (1983–84), Sydney Supersonics (1985–86), and Hobart Devils (1987–88; 1990). He led the NBL in 3-point percentage (47.8%; 34/71) during the 1986 season. After retiring from basketball he worked as a security agent.
Mathilde Pauls (born 26 September 1983 in Berlin, Germany) is a British rower.
Mason Kendle Spence (born 20 November 1994) is a footballer who plays as a full-back for Hitchin Town. He has represented Wales at under-19 level.
Mason Thompson Scott (20 December 1865 – 1 June 1916) was an English international rugby union half back who played club rugby for Cambridge University and Northern. Scott played international rugby for England and was an original member of invitational team, the Barbarians.
Gordon Matthew Strachan (16 November 1947 – 3 May 2016) was a Scottish former rugby union player who was capped five times by his country.
Gordon George Riddick (born Langleybury, 6 November 1943) is an English former professional football midfielder who made over 400 appearances in the Football League for Gillingham, Brentford, Luton Town, Charlton Athletic, Northampton Town and Orient. A persistent ankle injury forced Riddick to retire from football in 1977. In addition to football, he played Minor Counties Championship cricket for Herefordshire.
Gordon Rae (born 3 May 1958) is a retired Scottish association football player, who played mainly as a defender for Hibernian, Partick Thistle, Hamilton Academical and Meadowbank Thistle. He also played sometimes as a centre forward, scoring over 50 goals in the Scottish Football League in his career.
Rae signed for Hibernian as a 17-year-old from Whitehill Welfare in 1975. He made his first team debut two years later, and scored in a 2–0 win against Rangers at Ibrox in his second appearance. He became club captain, appeared in the marathon 1979 Scottish Cup Final and won a First Division winners’ medal in 1981.
Rae was awarded a testimonial match by Hibs in 1988, played against Manchester United. Joe Tortolano was sent off during the match for a tackle on Gordon Strachan.
He joined Partick Thistle for £65,000 in 1990, and helped them win promotion to the Premier Division in 1992. He finished his playing career after the 1992–93 season, during which he played for Hamilton Academical and then Meadowbank Thistle.
He left Meadowbank to become manager of Gala Fairydean, in a spell that coincided with their failed attempt to enter the Scottish Football League in 1994. He was sacked by Gala after a Scottish Cup defeat by East Fife, who then recruited him as an assistant coach.
He went on to manage Edinburgh City before working in Hibs’ youth system. He left Hibs in November 2002 to manage junior side Newtongrange Star.
Angela “Annie” Marie Peavy (born August 12, 1996) is an American dressage rider. She will be participating in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro riding Lancelot Warrior.
Gordon Muirhead is a Scottish curler and world champion. He was alternate for the Gold medal winning Scottish team at the 1999 Ford World Curling Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick, and silver medals in 1992, 1993 and 1995. He received a gold medal at the 1994 European Curling Championships, and a silver medal in 1998.
Gordon’s daughter, Eve, was skip for Great Britain at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, where she won a bronze medal.
Gordon Haigh (18 August 1921 – 22 August 2011) was an English professional association football player who played as an inside forward.
Having played 18 league games for Burnley in the four league seasons after World War II, he was the club’s second oldest surviving player by the time of his death on 22 August 2011, four days after his 90th birthday – second only to George Knight, who was three months older and died 10 days later.
Gordon Easson (2 July 1928 – 2009) was a Scottish footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for East Fife and Worcester City.
Glynn Snodin (born 14 February 1960) is an English former professional footballer and current assistant manager at Preston North End.
As a player he was a Midfielder from 1977 to 1997. He notably played for Doncaster Rovers where he notched up 59 goals in 309 appearances. He also made just under 100 appearances for Leeds United and spent two years with Sheffield Wednesday. Whilst with Leeds, Snodin was loaned out to Oldham Athletic and Rotherham United before having spell with Scottish Premier Division side Hearts. In 1993 he spent two years with Barnsley before finishing his playing career in the Northern Premier League with Gainsborough Trinity, Later joining Yorkshire Main F.C. in non League Football.
Since retiring Snodin has held various scouting and coaching roles firstly with Carlisle United and then returning to former club Doncaster. He later became manager of Charlton Athletic’s reserve team before joining the coaching staff at Southampton and Northern Ireland. He has since been on the coaching staff at West Ham United, Leeds United and Huddersfield Town.
Glenn Palmer (born 17 March 1945) is a British sprint canoer who competed in the mid-1960s. He was eliminated in the semifinals of the K-4 1000 m event at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Harry St. Leger (24 de julio de 1985) es un deportista estadounidense que compitió en yudo. Ganó una medalla de bronce en el Campeonato Panamericano de Yudo de 2009 en la categoría de –90 kg. Es hermano del también yudoca Garry St. Leger.
Glen Chapple (born 23 January 1974) is an English cricketer. He is an all-rounder, and represented the national team in a One Day International, as well as performing well for Lancashire over many years. He bowls right-arm fast-medium, and is a right-handed batsman. With six first-class centuries to his name, Chapple shares with Mark Pettini the record for fastest first-class century, scored against declaration bowling by Glamorgan in 1993, coming off just 27 balls.
Chapple played a single One Day International for England, against Ireland in 2006 but was injured after bowling one over. After Stuart Law left the club, Chapple was appointed as Lancashire’s captain from the 2009 season onwards and led the county to victory in the 2011 County Championship. That year he became the fifth player to score 7,000 runs and take 700 wickets for Lancashire. In 2012 he was named as one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year.
Marco Antonio Farfan (born November 12, 1998) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Portland Timbers in MLS as a left back. In 2017 he was named in the USL 20 Under 20, highlighting the league’s 20 best players under 20 years old. He went to Centennial Middle School and Centennial High School in Gresham, Ore., a suburb of Portland.