Outstanding keeper who was a fixture for 8 years at the club. It
was lucky for Leeds he decided to become a footballer, since he was
an outstanding athlete and cricketer at school, and continued to
play the summer game during his time with Leeds. Retired at the
comparatively young age of 28 and went on to run a bookies and take
a prominent role in the PFA.
Roy says: I'm still alive and kicking!
Ric Powell says: As Roy's step-son, I am more than qualified to
say that he is the most friendly 'gentle giant' you could ever wish
to meet!! Roy never uses his status as an ex-player to enhance
anything in his life!
Jabba says: thanks to Ric for the photos - the first of Roy in
action (looks like one that got away unfortunately) and the second
is of Roy accepting a cricket bat from Leeds City Fire Brigade
Recreation Club at the Capitol Ballroom on 28 September 1955.
Matt Bergh says: i am roy's great nephew matthew bergh i think
he is great and very very funny.
Brian Thomas says: Royden Wood (Sunday Name) One of the great
shot stoppers, In the end playing behind Jack (Giraffe) Charlton
made him a nervous wreck.
Jack Charlton says: What a legend!
Androulla French nee Pissides says: Roy, were you in Cyprus
between 1970-1974? and if so do you have a daughter called
Simon Garforth...(Wade Removals) says: A couple of years ago I
moved Roy and his family when they moved house, what a fine bloke..
He gave me an old kit bag of his and signed it to my son
david..Well just to let you know we still have it and thanks Roy I
hope you remember..