Fred Roffey

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
12-04-1895
N/A
19-10-1925
Wigan
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
31-10-1925 v Rochdale Hornets
St. Helens Recs
1927- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1925-1926
63 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
19
0
0
57

BIOGRAPHY

Frederick L. Roffey by Dave Dooley:
Fred Roffey was a rugged Welsh second row forward for the club playing over 60 matches in the first great era for the Saints during the 1920s. He made his debut against Rochdale Hornets on the 31st, October 1925. In 63 matches for the Saints Fred scored 19 tries, kicked no goals for a total points aggregate of 57 points.

Although born in Wales Fred spent his youth in South Godstone, Surrey. He won every honour in the game with the `Riversiders over an illustrious career on the other side of Billinge Lump. After Fred had been in a pay dispute with Wigan, Roffey was signed from the old enemy in a bid to bring silverware to Knowsley Road. At 32 years of age and great experience in the game Fred was a born leader. He was the captain of the Saints side which defeated local rivals Recs to lift the Lancashire Cup by 10 points to two in the 1926 Lancashire Cup Final.

In a representative capacity Fred won caps for Wales whilst at the Saints.

His final match for the Club was against St Helens Recs on the 23rd. April 1927. Although he was in the twilight of his career, Fred Roffey was a vital ingredient in one the first great Saints sides. Fred subsequently retired from the game.

Outside rugby Fred was a Shift Foreman for a Cement Manufacturer. In 1939 he was living in Weardale Crescent, Billingham, Durham. His journeys continued after the war and he settled in North Yorkshire. He died in Clark, North Yorkshire in October 1988, aged 93.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1925~26 8 0 0 29
1926~2711 0 0 34
TOTALS:19 0 0 63
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1926~270001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
31st Oct 1925 L 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1925~26 H 3 9 VIEW
14th Nov 1925 L 11 Dewsbury L 1925~26 A 0 10 VIEW
21st Nov 1925 W 11 Warrington L 1925~26 H 12 9 1 VIEW
28th Nov 1925 W 11 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 A 25 6 VIEW
12th Dec 1925 L 11 Salford L 1925~26 A 3 17 VIEW
16th Dec 1925 W 11 Dewsbury L 1925~26 H 7 0 VIEW
19th Dec 1925 L 11 Swinton L 1925~26 H 9 10 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1925 D 11 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 A 3 3 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1925 L 11 Wigan L 1925~26 H 5 10 VIEW
1st Jan 1926 W 11 St. Helens Recs L 1925~26 H 4 2 VIEW
2nd Jan 1926 L 11 Oldham L 1925~26 A 6 24 VIEW
9th Jan 1926 W 11 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 H 16 6 VIEW
16th Jan 1926 L 11 Warrington L 1925~26 A 7 9 VIEW
23rd Jan 1926 W 11 Salford L OBJ 1925~26 H 13 10 VIEW
30th Jan 1926 W 11 Batley L 1925~26 A 7 0 VIEW
6th Feb 1926 W 11 Broughton Rangers L 1925~26 H 24 8 1 VIEW
13th Feb 1926 W 11 Widnes CC1 1925~26 A 10 7 VIEW
20th Feb 1926 W 11 Leigh L 1925~26 A 6 0 VIEW
27th Feb 1926 L 11 Hull CC2 1925~26 H 7 10 VIEW
6th Mar 1926 W 11 Wigan Highfield L 1925~26 A 15 10 1 VIEW
15th Mar 1926 W 11 Hunslet L 1925~26 H 16 8 VIEW
20th Mar 1926 L 11 Barrow L 1925~26 A 2 9 VIEW
27th Mar 1926 W 11 Keighley L 1925~26 H 34 10 VIEW
2nd Apr 1926 L 11 Wigan L 1925~26 A 18 30 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1926 W 11 Bradford Northern L 1925~26 H 41 8 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1926 W 11 Leigh L 1925~26 H 37 2 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1926 W 11 Keighley L 1925~26 A 12 2 VIEW
10th Apr 1926 D 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1925~26 A 0 0 VIEW
26th Apr 1926 W 11 Salford L 1925~26 H 23 0 VIEW
28th Aug 1926 W 11 Widnes L 1926~27 A 8 5 VIEW
4th Sep 1926 L 11 Widnes L 1926~27 H 7 10 VIEW
11th Sep 1926 W 11 Featherstone Rovers L 1926~27 A 15 0 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1926 W 11 Barrow L 1926~27 H 38 3 VIEW
25th Sep 1926 W 11 Wigan Highfield L 1926~27 A 15 7 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1926 W 11 Pontypridd L 1926~27 H 35 13 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1926 W 11 Pemberton LC1 1926~27 H 51 8 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1926 L 11 Warrington L 1926~27 A 5 16 VIEW
21st Oct 1926 W 11 Swinton LC2 1926~27 H 29 18 VIEW
4th Nov 1926 D 12 Widnes LCSF 1926~27 A 3 3 VIEW
6th Nov 1926 W 12 Wigan Highfield L 1926~27 H 13 7 VIEW
8th Nov 1926 W 12 Widnes LCSF(rep) 1926~27 H 17 0 VIEW
13th Nov 1926 L 12 Salford L 1926~27 A 5 8 VIEW
20th Nov 1926 W 12 St. Helens Recs LCF 1926~27 N 10 2 VIEW
27th Nov 1926 W 12 York L 1926~27 H 54 3 1 VIEW
8th Dec 1926 W 11 New Zealand Tour 1926~27 H 22 12 VIEW
11th Dec 1926 W 11 Warrington L 1926~27 H 31 11 1 VIEW
18th Dec 1926 L 11 Leigh L 1926~27 A 3 6 VIEW
25th Dec 1926 D 11 St. Helens Recs L 1926~27 H 6 6 VIEW
29th Jan 1927 W 12 Leeds L 1926~27 H 18 6 VIEW
5th Feb 1927 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1926~27 A 0 4 VIEW
12th Feb 1927 L 11 York CC1 1926~27 A 3 9 VIEW
19th Feb 1927 W 11 Batley L 1926~27 H 13 8 VIEW
5th Mar 1927 L 11 Swinton L 1926~27 A 3 24 VIEW
8th Mar 1927 W 13 Oldham L 1926~27 H 21 10 2 VIEW
19th Mar 1927 L 13 York L 1926~27 A 6 15 VIEW
26th Mar 1927 W 13 Pontypridd L 1926~27 A 10 5 VIEW
2nd Apr 1927 W 13 Salford L 1926~27 H 8 3 VIEW
9th Apr 1927 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1926~27 H 16 0 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1927 W 13 Wigan L 1926~27 A 10 8 1 VIEW
16th Apr 1927 W 13 Swinton L 1926~27 H 27 0 1 VIEW
18th Apr 1927 W 13 Leigh L 1926~27 H 18 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1927 W 13 Leeds L 1926~27 A 21 10 VIEW
23rd Apr 1927 L 13 St. Helens Recs ChSF 1926~27 A 0 33 VIEW
12th May 1927 L 13 Barrow* Fr Lonsdale Hospital 1926~27 L 8 16 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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