Steele, Hedley

Birth Date

3rd February 1954

Birthplace

Barnsley, England

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

Steele was originally an apprentice at Exeter, signing a full contract for the Grecians in July 1974.

He made his debut, ironically against his ‘hometown’ club Barnsley, at Oakwell on 17th August 1974.

Released after just one season as a full professional, Steele then made his name in the non-league world, notably with Tiverton Town who were managed by another ex-City man, Martyn Rogers.

However, on leaving Exeter, Steele initially joined Dorchester Town. He has also played for Willand Rovers and was still doing so into his 40s.

Appointed manager of Mid-Devon club Bickleigh in November 2009. He resigned twelve months later and immediately became assistant manager at Tiverton Town.
He left the club in March 2013 along with manager Mark Saunders.

He then returned to Willand Rovers coaching staff, and late in the 2013/14 season even made a brief substitute appearance for Rovers at the age of 60, possibly the oldest player ever to make an appearance in Western League football.

Appearances

6

Appearances as Substitute

1

Goals

1

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