Leyton Orient Supporters Club

E10 5NF 


Steve Jenkins

Full Name: Stephen Jenkins  (Steve or Jenks)


Where were you born and when? Walthamstow July 31 1957


Where do you live now? Chadwell Heath


Do you have a job? What is it?  Sales Manager


What’s your favourite film? Zulu


………. music? Queen ( MY ULTIMATE FAVOURITE), Led Zeppelin, Kasabian, Kings Of Leon, Green Day,  Bowie, Muse, Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Karl Jenkins and Thomas Tallis, Matt Monroe, Helen Shapiro, Chas & Dave, Sting, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, and finally not forgetting, of course, Rod Stewart.


……….. book?  ‘They Took The Lead’


…………painting or picture? My wedding album and photos of when my daughters were born


What do you enjoy doing, away from work and football? Walking in countryside, going to Le Mans 24 Hour Race every year, eating in good restaurants, drinking real ale


What is your earliest memory?  Sitting outside a pub in Victoria Park, Hackney in my push chair with my nan who had just bought herself a Guinness


What is your earliest football memory? Playing football for the Boys’ Brigade at Chingford Hatch on a pitch that sloped in three directions!


What’s your favourite football moment?  Leyton Orient – Getting to the FA Cup Semi-Final.    

England – watching the 1966 World Cup Final on TV in my front room with my family.


Who do you remember with affection wearing an Orient shirt?  Laurie Cunningham, Mickey Bullock, Barrie Fairbrother, Peter Kitchen, Joe Mayo, John Jackson, William Jonas, Richard McFadden and George Scott


Which manager was the best in your time?  Jimmy Bloomfield


….. and who was worst?  Ken Knighton


What would you change about Leyton Orient FC? Bring Back The Braces and have the iconic Red Chevron Clapton Orient design as a permanent change/away kit.


When did you join the Supporters Club Committee? 1980 - I joined because Simon Fellman invited me


What’s best about being a Committee member?  Being able to contribute in a proactive way and furthering the objects of the Club


Who’s the joker on the Committee? Tim (we bounce off each other)


What else do you want to say? I think I sometimes say too much, but - I am very  proud to have various articles on the O’s and Supporters’ Club websites, I am on Facebook and am often contacted by the media concerning my work in both the Supporters’ Club and the research on the O’s involvement in WW1.


Steve (on the left) and friend.