A sturdy central defender, Terry Boyle worked his way through the youth system at Tottenham, but had to move on to forge a first team career. A no nonsense defender whose aerial power marked him out as a difficult opponent for centre-forwards, but Terry Boyle also liked to bring the ball out from the back.
As a student, Terry attended Llanelli Boys Grammar School and played centre at rugby for them, but, as a centre half, went on to represent Welsh Schoolboys at football and captained the side too. A sporting all-rounder, Terry also represented Carmarthenshire at javelin.
Signed as a schoolboy after he had been a prominent schoolboy player in Wales, he signed as an apprentice and then a professional at White Hart Lane. A stalwart of the Tottenham youth and reserve teams of the 1970s, Terry couldn't dislodge fellow Welshman Mike England, Phil Beal and Keith Osgood from the central defensive partnership in the Spurs team, so moved on to play for Terry Venables' Team of the Eighties at Crystal Palace. After four years at Selhurst Park, Boyle moved on and played for a number of clubs, having his longest spells back in Wales with Newport County and Cardiff City, making over 400 league appearances in his career.
Having attained the UEFA Pro B coaching licence, he was highly regarded within the FAW and was involved in the non-league national side as well as the Under-17 teams Wales Women's team. Was also player-manager at Ebbw Vale before the went out of business, Inter Cardiff and Cinderford Town, combining it with playing for those teams too. After this he worked as the Football Development Officer for Gwynedd. Moved to the Football Association of Wales as a coach and Community Development officer as well as other various roles, but went back to club management as assistant at Porthmadog and then took over as Neath boss in 2011.
Snapped up by Aldershot Town in 2012 as their professional Development Manager having responsibility for the welfare of the younger players, their education and coaching, as well as being the person who made the decisions on signings at that age.