Broughton Arms to celebrate 75th anniversary

This year sees Broughton Amateurs Football Club reach its 75th anniversary and, to mark this incredible milestone, they will be holding a celebration dinner.

By Emma Downey
Tuesday, 15th March 2022, 4:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2022, 11:46 am

The dinner will be held on Friday, May 20 at Ashton and Lea Golf Club in Preston and will pay tribute to the club’s first 75 years in football including a presentation for this season’s honours including Players-of-the Year.The day will also include a golf competition for those wishing to play.

Former player turned Chorley councillor Alan Whittaker said that the event was “looking quite good already with tickets being sold to several ex-players keen to attend”.

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The 3rd Team Division 3B champions 1974 - 1975.

In 1947 a few lads from a local village joined together for a game of football and from that the Broughton Amateurs was formed, which gradually became a powerful force in the Lancashire Amateur League during the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, with support and coaching from PNE former players Tom Finney, Tommy Thompson and Eddie Brown.

Former players Trevor Lafferty, Tommy Taylor and current Club Chairman Doug Birch are hoping that as many past and present players attend to celebrate the occasion.

For more information visit the website at www.broughtonfc.co.uk.

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