Touring Personnel Policy

Quite early in the Strollers touring history, it was thought that the introduction of a few of Hoppers successful Colts sides to the tours would be a useful inter-generational cultural exchange.

By a strange coincidence, this coincided with (a) sides in Belgium getting rather better, and (b) the average Stroller now being of an age that appreciated being able to delegate parts of the game (running, jumping, all that athletic stuff) to younger bodies more fitted to such tasks.

You can spot the Colts in the various photographs, and many of them have proved stalwarts of the club during the intervening decades. In fact the ‘ethos transfer’ ended up to be just an ‘ethos sharing’, because it turned out that ‘Being a Proper Stroller’ and ‘Being a Proper Hopper’ were entirely interchangeable concepts!