100th anniversary a triumph for club

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead 2008/9 County Cup winning team v Swineshead Old Boys. EMN-190529-143714005
Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead 2008/9 County Cup winning team v Swineshead Old Boys. EMN-190529-143714005

There was a great turnout for a celebration weekend marking the 100th anniversary of Swineshead Football Club.

The events included a dinner featuring ex-Arsenal star Ray Parlour on the Friday and a Dance and Hog Roast the following Saturday night.

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Connie Damms 10 on the climbing wall EMN-190529-143724005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Connie Damms 10 on the climbing wall EMN-190529-143724005

And the Family Fun Day on the Sunday was a huge success, with new Mayor of Boston Anton Dani attending for his first official engagement.

A plaque was presented by Reg Jackson from the Lincolnshire Football Association to mark the centenary.

The large crowd enjoyed a climbing tower, a bouncy castle, an obstacle course and Zorb Football, with a BBQ and a bar.

There was also a football match pitting the County Cup Winning side of 2009 against a veterans teams, whose oldest player was Terry Cartwright at the age of 63, resulting in a 6-1 win for the 2009 team.

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Ex players L-R Alan Dennis and Alan Smith who player together from 67/68 season until the 1980s EMN-190529-143653005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Ex players L-R Alan Dennis and Alan Smith who player together from 67/68 season until the 1980s EMN-190529-143653005

Entertainment included Swineshead Silver Band, local teenager Izzy King on keyboard, folk band Billinger Ruffs and rockers Beachy Head Diving Club.

One of the organisers, Pete Sharman, said: “We had fantastic support from players old (several in their 80’s) and young with many old team mates meeting up again and reliving their youth! It was a fantastic success which we could not have done without the support of our many advertisers and sponsors.”

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead FC president Peter Sharman with a 1970s shirt EMN-190529-143458005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead FC president Peter Sharman with a 1970s shirt EMN-190529-143458005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Ella-Rose Maddison 4 and Theo Maddison 2 EMN-190529-143633005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Ella-Rose Maddison 4 and Theo Maddison 2 EMN-190529-143633005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead 2008/9 County Cup winning team (white) v Swineshead Old Boys (blue) football match. EMN-190529-143509005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead 2008/9 County Cup winning team (white) v Swineshead Old Boys (blue) football match. EMN-190529-143509005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day.  Ex players L-R Roger Wing, Barry Graham, Brian Ingamells and Eddie Goodacre EMN-190529-143552005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Ex players L-R Roger Wing, Barry Graham, Brian Ingamells and Eddie Goodacre EMN-190529-143552005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Jane and Dave Butler (ex player) looking at memorabilia EMN-190529-143623005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Jane and Dave Butler (ex player) looking at memorabilia EMN-190529-143623005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead Old Boys team EMN-190529-143703005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead Old Boys team EMN-190529-143703005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead 2008/9 County Cup winning team (white) v Swineshead Old Boys (blue) football match. EMN-190529-143541005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead 2008/9 County Cup winning team (white) v Swineshead Old Boys (blue) football match. EMN-190529-143541005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead 2008/9 County Cup winning team (white) v Swineshead Old Boys (blue) football match. EMN-190529-143530005

Swineshead football club Centenary Fun Day. Swineshead 2008/9 County Cup winning team (white) v Swineshead Old Boys (blue) football match. EMN-190529-143530005