About Us

We are the Stoke City Old Boys Association – SCOBA for short.

The 1877 Stoke Squad – We’re not quite as old as this!

Stoke City Old Boys Association (SCOBA) was the brain child of   former player Geoff Scott, who in the early part of 2009 invited a  number of former players to a meeting to hear his ideas and vision of creating a  unique club where former Stoke City players could reunite friendships and  give support to each other.

It was officially launched on 22nd April 2009 when a host of former players  gathered at the Britannia Stadium.



SCOBA’s objectives are clear and simple:

  • To reunite former players from all eras and renew friendships
  • To  assist any former player in need of support –
  • Host events to raise funds  for local charities and good causes
  • Allow supporters to engage with the  legends of the club

The commitment to helping local charities and good causes has seen  recent donations of £3,000 to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire’s  Cancer Ward as well as football equipment to a local youngsters league.

SCOBA has the full support of the Football Club and are also pleased to  provide members with complimentary match tickets for all home games, which  include pre and post match hospitality (subject to availability).


President: Denis Smith

Chairman: Terry Conroy

Secretary/Treasurer: John  Ruggiero

George Berry and Brendan O’Callaghan



  • Congratulations on a cracking looking new website!

    We are looking forward at Castle Comfort to contributing lots of things, after being Potters fans here for 50 years.

    But first.. the next few years could be some of the best ever.
    Our first Spanish signing Marc Muniesa who has gained 26 caps for Spain at youth and under 21 level, could well be an amazing Mark Hughes scoop – and on a free.
    Just back from Barcelona I found that the thoughts of the Catalan supporters, who love this lad – is that Stoke have got a real bargain.

    The opinion of many however, is that he has a bit of a ‘glass knee’ and he’ll need all the help and sympathy here which wasn’t always present at Barca… There, they insist on 100% consistent fitness … or adios!
    If Marc can be helped to maintain fitness, not only will they eventually want him back in La Liga, but Ajax too have previously targeted this very exciting defender…. but HANDS OFF! Now, he’s a Stokie!

    Suerte, Marc.

  • Hi .
    Im chairman of the penkhull jazz and blues community festival and we are helping out with the Christmas light switch on in stoke town centre .would any of the stoke old boys like to do the honour of switching on the lights . We had had a great relationship with stoke players over the past few years being guests at our summer event, we have had terry conroy , George berry who lives in penkhull and last year we had denis Smith .

    Hope to hear from you soon Thanks Antony Bradshaw Chairman of the penkhull jazz and blues festival

    • Thanks Antony for visiting our site and we will as previously mentioned be joining you on the night of the switch on.

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