Meet The Continental Star

Writer and photographer David Bauckham has been on his travels again, this time to the West Midlands to meet the Caribbean team Continental Star, a football club that is also registered as Charity and works as a social enterprise. You can see more of David’s photography here, and you can follow him on Twitter by clicking here. When one follows non-League football it’s quite common to encounter clubs with unusual names and to be sufficiently intrigued to want to find out more. However, it’s even more intriguing to search for a club website and be greeted by the sound of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Thus began my interest in Continental Star. Marley may be gone now, both literally and from the website, but the club continues to thrive in its own quite unique way. Continental Star FC was formed on Villa Road in Handsworth, Birmingham in 1973 as Villa Star FC but within two years however, the name was changed to reflect the demographic of its players, drawn from throughout the Caribbean islands. It is however, much more than a football club and indeed, General Manager Lincoln Moses who first arrived as a player in 1979 and was subsequently Secretary and Manager, suggests that ‘Family Club’ is in fact more representative of the initials F and C. In 2009 Moses was awarded the MBE in recognition of his...

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