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Tuesday 21st of October 2014

AFC Urmston Meadowside

News >> MEDS Celebrates 30 years of Football in the Community
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MEDS Celebrates 30 years of Football in the Community

This year sees the Club celebrate its 30th Anniversary and to mark the special occasion, the Club held a Gala Dinner Dance at Lancashire County Cricket Club at which over 270 people attended. Amongst the attendees were players and managers past and present as well as parents, relatives, friends and sponsors of the Club. The evening was a major success with guest speaker Fred Eyre entertaining everyone with some side-splitting stories of his life in football. It was also a special occasion for 2 particular people. Firstly, John Rushton our Club President who is not known to many because he now lives in Cyprus and has done for some time. John flew over specially to be at the celebrations. We owe a lot to John and his son Kevin (who also attended) because these were the people responsible for setting up this great Club of ours way back in 1977. The Club presented John with a special embroidered Meds polo shirt to take back home with him. Secondly, our chairman, John Burnett who is also a founder member of the Club and has been involved for the full 30 year duration. John was presented with a glass trophy in recognition of his work for the Club.

It was also interesting to see 4 founder members of the very first Meadowside team from 1977. These were Andy Burnett, Kevin Rushton, Paul Eccles and Mike Goring. Mike, of course is well known to current members as he is the manager of one of our U12s teams. Paul is also back involved, helping to coach the U7s kids. We now look forward to what the next 30 years brings - the Premiership perhaps !!

John Rushton presenting John Burnett with his award.John Rushton with Andy Burnett, Paul Eccles, Mike Goring and Kevin Rushton


 

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