Geoff Allen

Geoff Allen

Years: 1962-1972
Position: Centre
Appearances: 136
President
Chairman
CEO
Team Secretary
PA Announcer

Modern-day visitors to Franklin’s Gardens will only know Geoff Allen as the matchday voice of the club, his dry wit illuminating the action on the field year in, year out.

And while he has performed this role for nearly 35 years, it is not the reason why he is set to join the select few to be selected for the Hall of Fame.

He made his Saints debut against Moseley in 1963; the first of 136 appearances in the first team until his career was curtailed by a knee injury.

But Allen is better known around Franklin’s Gardens for what he did after retiring, having fulfilled the roles of team secretary, club secretary, president, chairman and chief executive over a period of some 26 years – not including his ongoing role as matchday PA announcer.