THE 400 CLUB

Previously the Club dedicated a page to the 300 Club members but as time has passed, the same six players have reached the next century of appearances... FOUR HUNDRED for Temple Fortune Football Club! Incredible! Fantastic!

We cannot allow the occasion to pass by without paying tribute to the Club's most loyal and committed members of all time. Half a dozen guys who have devoted many a Sunday morning for the Club's cause over a period of approaching (or surpassing) 20 years all told. It's an amazing testiment to utmost loyalty and support for just one Club over such a lengthy period.

Each 400 Club member received a splendid trophy to commemorate the occasion plus inclusion on this celebration page. So from all at the TFFC, congratulations to the Magnificent Six!
Award winners aplenty! In the order of reaching 400 appearances, here are the trophies being held by each recipient: Peter holds his commemorative salver for reaching 500 appearances, Jonathan with the Helmuth Feiger Memorial Shield, Bryan displays the plaque he was presented with for passing 400 matches, Steve holds his Inter-Club Football Quiz prize, Jeremy shows his Old Boys XI Leading Goalscorer's statuette and last but by no means least, Phil holds the Founders' Cup for the Chairman's Merit Award.

PETER KYTE
Residence: Golders Green Debut: 1970/71
Position: Defender/midfielder Team supported: Arsenal
Honours & achievements: 100 Club, 200 Club, 300 Club, 400 Club, 500 Club, 600 Club, MSFL Ron Saunders S&T Trophy (2nd XI) winner, Chairman's Merit Award (2), 2nd XI Player of the Year (3), Old Boys XI Clubman of the Year, Leading Appearances Award (2), Committee Long Service Award (15 years), Hellmuth Feiger MT Achievement Award, Serving Management Committee (MC) Officer
In brief: Ex-Athletico Neasden player, he is Temple Fortune's longest serving member, having passed the magic 500 appearances mark in 2000 and then 600 at the end of the 2003/04 season. A Co-Founder back in 1968 who instigated the Second XI's formation in 1979. Perer was the first Temple Fortune player to win three Player of the Year awards (for the 2nd XI in 1982-83, 1983-84 and 1986-87. He has been the Club's Treasurer since 1985 and was formerly the General Secretary for 15 years.
Peter says: "Football has been such a big part of my life. And that football has mainly been with one club, spanning over 3 decades of kicking a ball! Sometimes I think of the length of time I have been with Temple Fortune and it amazes me. I recall that when we were 11, we all put our pocket money into a kitty and had a raffle with our parents and friends to buy our very first kit in the late 1960's. It has been one long run of rich, vibrant experiences. The ups and downs – from bad injuries to elation when doing well for Fortune. And the depressions of losing and the highs of winning. It has been truly fantastic just being a little part of something that has been very big down the years – I am honoured to have been such a long serving member of such a special, special football club. Looking back, each of my 600-odd games has been one BIG PLEASURE – to be with all of you, the players, and with Nigel, who has committed a big part of his life to this very special football club. Long may it continue!"
JONATHAN DAVIDOFF
Residence: Edgware Debut: 1985/86
Position: Defender/midfielder Team supported: Chelsea
Honours & achievements: 100 Club, 200 Club, 300 Club, 400 Club, MSFL Div.2 winner, MSFL Div.1 runner-up, Chairman's Merit Award, 1st XI Clubman (2), Leading Appearances Award, Club Long Service Award (15 years), Hellmuth Feiger MT Achievement Award, Serving MC Officer
In brief: Jonathan joined Temple Fortune in 1985 from EDRS Stonegrove and won a M(S)FL Div.2 championship medal in his first season, playing in the First XI's midfield in his early days with the Club. He served on the Club's Management Committee for one season running the Second Team quite a few years ago. He played in the Second XI's 1998-99 promotion season and passed 400 appearances for the Club during the 2003/04 season. Dav is currently second in the Club's all-time appearances list with over 450 appearances now.
BRYAN SILVER
Residence: Radlet Debut: 1988/89
Position: Midfielder Team supported: Glasgow Celtic
Honours & achievements: 100 Club, 200 Club, 300 Club, MSFL Ron Saunders S&T Trophy (2nd XI) winner, Old Boys XI Player of the Year, 1st XI Clubman of the Year (2), 2nd XI Clubman of the Year (2), Old Boys XI Leading Goalscorer (2), Leading Appearances Award (5), Club Long Service Award (15 years), Hellmuth Feiger MT Achievement Award, Serving MC Officer
In brief: Bryan first played for Temple Fortune in 1988 when starting off in the Second Team. He holds the distinction of completing two successive seasons without missing a game for his respective team. Our amiable Scot was a winner of four Clubman of the Year awards, two each for the First and Second XIs. He spent six seasons serving on the Committee mainly as Second Team Assistant Secretary and passed 300 appearances in 2000/01, followed by reaching 400 games during season 2004/05. Bryan is the Club's all-time top scoring midfielder.
Bryan says: "I was introduced to the club in 1988 by Phil Friend. I have been with the club ever since. There are 2 main reasons why I haven't played for any other club: TFFC is superbly well-run, and the people (on both the admin & playing sides) are a pleasure to be associated with. Some of the people that I mix with socially are a direct result of meeting them through the club.  I feel very proud to have played as many games as I have - to have been able to play for 3 teams at the club (and captained them all at various times) has been a real honour. Of course, I have also enjoyed scoring goals, and to be one of the leading scorers is also something which gives me great pleasure. Whether the teams have been winning or losing, the most consistent features have been the good organisation, good spirit & good fun. We can feel justifiably proud of this as the club approaches its 39th anniversary. May the club continue to flourish."
JEREMY FESS
Residence: Bushey Debut: 1984/85
Position: Midfielder/striker Team supported: Watford
Honours & achievements: 100 Club, 200 Club, 300 Club, 400 Club, MSFL Div.2 winner, MSFL Div.1 runner-up, MSFL Rep XI, Chairman's Merit Award, 1st XI Player of the Year, 2nd XI Player of the Year, Old Boys XI Player of the Year (2), 1st XI Leading Goalscorer, 2nd XI Leading Goalscorer, Old Boys XI Leading Goalscorer (3), 200 Goals Award, Hellmuth Feiger MT Achievement Award, Serving MC Officer
In brief: Jeremy first played for the Club in 1984, winning the 2nd XI Player of the Year in his first season. He has also won the 1st XI Player of the Year, the Old Boys Player of the Year (twice), and has been leading scorer for all three teams (as Steve Feiger has done). J served on the Committee as First Team Assistant Secretary for a couple of years in the late eighties, won a MSFL Division 2 Championship medal in 1986 and a Division 1 runners-up medal in 1988. Jeremy passed 200 goals in TFFC's all-time goalscoring list during season 2005/06 and reached 400 appearances during the following season.
STEVE FEIGER
Residence: Welwyn Garden City Debut: 1980/81
Position: Striker Team supported: Tottenham Hotspur
Honours & achievements: 100 Club, 200 Club, 300 Club, 400 Club, MSFL Div.2 winner, MSFL Rep XI, Chairman's Merit Award (4), 1st XI Player of the Year (2), 1st XI Leading Goalscorer (6), 2nd XI Leading Goalscorer (3), Old Boys XI Leading Goalscorer (4), 1st XI Clubman of the Year, 300 Goals Award, Long Service Award (15 years), Inter-Club Football Quiz winner, Serving MC Officer
In brief: Steve originally joined the Club in 1981, playing mainly for the Second XI before leaving for Marlborough. He returned to the Club in 1985 and won a MSFL Division 2 champions medal. Steve had a 5-year spell with Marshside but came back to Temple Fortune again in 1991 and has remained ever since. A Chairman's Merit Award winner 4 times, Feigs won the 1st XI Player of the Year in 1996/97 and 1999/00. A former 1st XI Sec and Admin Sec who passed passed 400 appearances during 2006/07, Steve is the Club's leading goalscorer.
Steve says: "One of the points I would like to raise is that being a member of the 400 Club is based upon a dedication to the club. I know I could have continued to play for Marshside and let's face it I played for them in their best years when we won everything but Temple Fortune is a most fantastically run club and despite not having the same quality of players the people who run the club and play for the club are of the highest standard, suffice it to say it's like a family. Temple Fortune offered me the chance to play football regularly in 1981... I know I had a lot to learn and to prove not just to myself but my team mates. I would like to think I have done that wherever I played, but I cant thank TFFC enough for the fact that I am still playing football on a Sunday and still enjoying it as much as ever. I can honestly say that no matter where else I played and no matter what I have been lucky enough to win, NOTHING has given me more satisfaction over a period of time than being a member of TFFC."
PHIL FRIEND
Residence: Stanmore Debut: 1987/88
Position: Defender Team supported: Glasgow Celtic
Honours & achievements: 100 Club, 200 Club, 300 Club, MSFL Ron Saunders S&T Trophy (2nd XI) winner, Chairman's Merit Award, 2nd XI Clubman of the Year (3), Leading Appearances Award, Club Long Service Award (15 years), Hellmuth Feiger MT Achievement Award, Serving MC Officer
In brief: Phil joined Temple Fortune in 1987 and reached 300 games during the 2001/02 season, with the majority of appearances made for the Second XI. He was the Second Team Secretary for three consecutive seasons and was in charge when the Seconds reformed in 1997 after a 6-year absence. Scottish-born Phil has won the Chairman's Merit Award and collected the 2nd XI Clubman of the Year award three seasons in succession. He ended season 2006/07 on 399 appearances, one short of the magic qualifying number!


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