Rochdale are back in town! It’s good to see “the Dale” again – always a warm welcome here at The Lamex for their fans and supporters.


Last week, the FA announced a new rule regarding member clubs’ home colours and the club crest (badge). The stipulation is that a club cannot arbitrarily change the badge or colours unless the majority of the club’s supporters are in favour. Prophetically, Stevenage already has this agreement in place, underpinned by the SA’s “Golden Share”.

Incidentally, do you know why Stevenage play in red and white? Well, back in 1884, the original colours were black and amber. From 1895, the club dabbled with light/dark blue halves (see accompanying photo) until William Wadsworth, a draper from Datchworth, procured a set of red & white striped shirts in 1902 – and we’ve stuck with the colours ever since.

The Stevenage team – April 1897


Salford so good, as our bus for Salford on Saturday August 27th departs the Lamex at 9:00am and costs just £30.

Crewe, do you think you are?, when our bus for Gresty Road on September 3rd leaves at 9:30am and costs just £25.

These are really amazing prices given the current economic climate. However, we must fill every seat to make them viable. Book early to avoid disappointment. Find out more details here.


We all cheered on the English Lionesses the other week during their amazing run in the UEFA Womens’ European Championship. They made us so proud. We are also justly proud of the Stevenage FC Womens’ team, who represent our town and club in the FA Womens’ National League. Did you know that Season Ticket holders can see our Womens’ team at home for free?

Sadly, fifty years ago, things were a lot different. There was no organised structure for the development of women’s football. However, there was a team back in 1972 called the “Chells Belles”. If anyone can remember anything about them, I’d really like to hear from them. Contact me here: Lloyd@sfcsa.co.uk


After an absence of some three years or so, Jackie’s back and we’re on track to re-vitalise the ‘50/50’ ticket initiative. We urgently need individuals to go around the ground selling them. These tickets are a vital source of income for the Supporters’ Association and I would love to hear from anyone who can help – in any way.

Come, be part of the team and practice the well-worn SA battle cry, “50 50 TICKETS” . . . .


Chair – Stevenage FC Supporters Association