|Oh Captain, My Captain: That's me, second from the right, front row - my feet didn't even touch the ground!|
I've spoken about my sporting prowess (or lack thereof) before, but - outside of my fencing - one of my "proudest" moments was somehow being named team captain of the Third (or Fourth?) XI football team at Tonbridge's Yardley Court Prep School, one year in the late '70s.
Not being a top-tier team, there weren't many other schools in the area with similar numbers of teams, so we didn't get to play many games.
I was only on the team for a season and am pretty certain I wasn't captain for the whole time. It's even quite possible that we all took it in turns.
I played in defence, the position of "left back" (which was the root of much humour in the Knight household).
However, I have no recollection of how we actually did in those matches almost four decades ago, but I played for my school, and have a team picture to prove it.