Robin Stubbs, the Prince of Plainmoor, was the guest of the Football Club and Torquay United Official Supporters’ Club (TUOSC) at the recent home match against Forest Green Rovers. Robin was accompanied by his son Ben. He spoke to the very well attended assembled crowd in the No10s Restaurant before the game and appeared in the Gulls Nest Bar during and after the match where he signed autographs and had photos taken with fans.
Robin made nearly 400 appearances and scored 170 goals in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Torquay United (in two spells) and Bristol Rovers. At the age of 22 he joined Torquay for what was then their club record fee of £6,000. Over the following six seasons he scored at a rate of better than a goal every two games.
Robin has agreed to become the President of the recently formed TUOSC and is pictured receiving his honorary membership certificate from Bernard Noble, chair of the TUOSC. Robin said he was delighted to be their first President and would support them all he could.
“The TUOSC Committee are working hard to unite the fan base and bring all supporters closer to the Football Club and I fully endorse what they are trying to achieve,” said Robin.
“To have someone of Robin’s stature as our President is an honour for us and I am sure all members will welcome him as our ambassador, he is a “legend” of Torquay United and has embraced his new role with commitment and enthusiasm” said Bernard Noble.
Supporters wishing to join the TUOSC should contact Bernard on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01803 525481 and a membership application form, explaining their aims and objectives, what members should expect by joining, and other information will be sent to them by e mail or post. Membership costs only £10 per year for adults and £5 for juniors (U14s). There is also the facility to join for two or three years at a discounted rate and Family Membership is also available.