Viv Anderson MBE

Viv Anderson MBE

English football player and coach, who played for clubs including; Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday in the 1970s and 1980s. First black football player to represent England in a full international match. Two-time European Cup winner with Nottingham Forest.

George Boeteng

George Boateng 

Former international footballer for Holland who also played for; Aston Villa FC, Middlesbrough FC, Coventry FC and Hull City FC. 

Roland Butcher

Roland Butcher 

Former cricket player and coach, who played for England in three Test Matches and three One Day internationals from 1980 to 1981. The first black cricketer to represent England. Also remembered as Stevenage’s first black footballer.

Kim Grant

Kim Grant 

Direct descendant of Arthur Wharton and former footballer who played for Ghana’s national football team. 

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh 

Scottish author and playwright, including the novel Trainspotting.

Dorothy Rooney 

Great grand-daughter of Arthur Wharton  

Support the Arthur Wharton Foundation.