Is Pensioner Tony Britain's Oldest Footballer? asks BBC Radio Sussex
Goal-poaching centre-forward Tony says: "There is no bigger thrill in sport than putting the ball in the net. My goals came in lower amateur leagues and in friendlies, but they inspire me to keep going. I am grateful to my younger team-mates for laying them on for me. I think those players who quit at half my age are making a mistake. Sport keeps you fit in body and mind."
Tony, best known as the author of celebrity book My Life With The Stars, helped Sovereign Harbour Veterans beat Southern Railway 6-2 earlier this month, at Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, and continues to play most Sundays. Sovereign Harbour Vets manager Frank Milmoe told BBC TV: "The younger players enjoy playing with Tony because he is a great character and they respect him. He is slowing up now but is still scoring goals." Does this make him the oldest current regular player in Britain?
In January 2012 Derek May of Bromley, South London, claimed the title of current oldest at 73 with Meridien FC. The title of Britain's oldest football player of all time belongs to midfielder Dickie Borthwick, 76, of Wyke Rangers Veterans in Weymouth, Dorset.
Former Fleet Street journalist and Sky Television executive Tony is now an author who revealed secrets and amusing anecdotes about Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Joan Collins, George Best, Muhammad Ali and a host of other stars in his book My Life With The Stars. His current project is an erotic thriller, to the consternation of his wife, children's book author Heather.
My Life With The Stars, published by MyVoice Publishing, www.myvoicepublishing.co.uk, includes extra chapters in the e-version which tells where Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez Versini (formerly Cole) went wrong. Available on Amazon as both a paperback and an e-version.
The interview with Tony is in the Danny Pike Show on BBC Radio Sussex. You can listen here, it is the last 15 minutes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/