Wallasey football league to celebrate 60th anniversary

The oldest existing open-age Sunday football league in Wirral, and indeed within the Cheshire County FA, will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton on Friday 1 September.

The Wallasey & District Sunday Football League has provided organised football throughout those 60 years for hundreds of teams, despite the economic climate, recessions, and pandemics, and is very proud of its history.

This is a significant achievement considering the decline in amateur football throughout many years, mainly due to local hostelries closing and also the rising costs of funding an amateur team.

What used to be a problem within Wirral and Cheshire is now a national problem, as teams and leagues become defunct on a regular basis.

Hopefully, teams will recognise the importance of local football and help to maintain the history of this league and appreciate the benefits provided for social and physical activity for many years to come.

Not only are resident teams invited to the celebration, but also future and past teams, referees and volunteers who make this community sport for all to enjoy.

Members of the Cheshire County FA, Wirral District FA, Ashville FC, Cammell Laird 1907 FC, and the Birkenhead SFL will hopefully be in attendance following their invites.

An entrance fee of £30 will secure a three-course meal with entertainment from a guest speaker.

Speaker Curtis Woodhouse, is an ex-professional footballer and professional boxer who will provide insight into the world of sport and be supported by our master of ceremonies Willy Miller.

Menu choices will be provided once interested parties are known, so please ensure you provide early contact with Tom Potter on 0151 630 0331.

Image: Inset by Anything Goes With James English – YouTube: Premier league Footballer Curtis Woodhouse tells his story (Time: 31m54s) – View/save archived versions on archive.org and archive.today, CC BY 3.0

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