Glyn Amos

Glyn Amos was part of the 1951 Totty Cup winning team for Darfield Council school. Glyn has dug out his team photograph which completes the full set of primary-school* Totty Cup winning teams. This is just in time for the centenary book. Thanks to Ashley Ball and the Barnsley Chronicle for their part in finding the photo.

*up to 1946, the Totty Cup was for under-14s – we do not have all those team photos.

Glyn Amos with the 1951 team photo taken in September 2023

Glyn was actually the youngest in the team for the 1951 Totty Cup final. All the other boys went to secondary school in the September, except Glyn.

Glyn went on to Wath Grammar where his football was limited as it was a school that focussed on rugby.

As a teenager, Glyn played for Mark Crook’s Wath Wanderers – an academy of its day & a feeder club for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Glyn also played for Mitchell & Darfield where he was spotted by a scout and asked to train with Sheffield United.

Art was Glyn’s main talent and he decided to go to Bath to the art college. He became an art teacher & one of his posts was at a Holmfirth High School, where he taught Kevin McHale’s son. Kevin was a Totty Cup winner in 1949, 1950 & 1951 before going on to play for Huddersfield Town – more on Kevin at :

Front Row (L to R): Johnny Jones, Glyn Amos, Kevin McHale, Keith Rennie

Another team-mate that Glyn admired was Keith Rennie, who was especially good in the air. It was Keith Rennie that had a trial with Blackpool that Gordon West accompanied him to. What happened at that trial is briefly summarised here:

Glyn believes that another of his 1951 teammates, Johnny Jones, was related to the great Mark Jones.,_born_1933)

Names to faces for the 1951 photograph.

Many of the team came from New Scarborough or Low Valley. At that time there was a lot of poverty in these areas.

70-odd years later and Glyn still has a connection with football – supporting and volunteering at Penistone Church F.C.