Hazel Slade

- the former mining village in Staffordshire

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Sporting Names

We are very fortunate that this small mining village and its locality have produced or developed over the years so many well known residents. Here are just a few of those found so far.


If you have any other names or additional details you feel should be included, please contact us:


In no particular order  …….



Thomas Carr – Hazel Slade’s first renowned Race Horse Trainer.


Jim Rhodes – a top class Golfer of international status.


William Saunders – Top class Horse Racing Trainer for Dr Palmer, the Rugeley poisoner.


Dougie Bradbury – Amateur National Champion Boxer.


Laurence Rooney – Well respected Horse racing trainer of Irish decent.


Bob Ward - Horse Racing Trainer – known as “King of the Sellers”


Dennis Turner – Football Referee of National repute.


Earl Jones - Horse Racing Trainer – winner of many races.


Tom Coulthwaite – A highly successful Horse Racing Trainer of 3 Grand National Winners

and numerous other top class races.


Alf Newey – Grand National winning Jockey.


Bill Dutton - Jockey and Trainer of the 100/1 winning Grand National “Tipperary Tim”

and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.


Gerry Hitchens – Footballer of England & Aston Villa fame then transferred to Italy.


Stephen and William Smith – English International Footballers.


Charles Marlow – Prolific winning Jockey and a Derby winner with “Flying Dutchman”


Chubby (Harry) Lane – Footballer at Plymouth and Birmingham & Southend.