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Former Players Association seeks new members

7 November 2018

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The steady growth of the Fleetwood Town Former Players Association has been highly encouraging but the three officials who oversee it are keen to add yet more members.

Since the association was formed in August of last year, the number of recruits has grown steadily from an initial handful to the current mark of 97 members.

Tony Collier, the association's secretary, explained: "We have been delighted by the interest in the FPA and have received some lovely feedback from our members. To be on the verge of a century of former Fleetwood Town players signing up is magnificent and highlights the wonderful support which the association is receiving.

"We are most keen to recruit more of the club's former players, particularly those in the 35-to-60 year age bracket. Irrespective of the era in which anyone played or the number of appearances made, a former player will automatically qualify.

"We appreciate that many of the players who have played at Highbury Stadium are now playing elsewhere, whilst others are now doing daytime jobs, the majority of which are far removed from football.

"We are keen though to get on board as many former players as we are able. It is free to join and our aim is to be able to put as many former players back in touch with each other and retain an identity with Fleetwood Town.

"This is supported by a quarterly magazine called 'A Kick in the Past' and a Former Players page on the club website."

Those who are available are most welcome to attend our monthly informal gatherings which are held at the club's training complex at Poolfoot Farm in Thornton from 10am on the first Thursday of each month.

The association has many plans for the future and whilst its officials understand that former players interests and availability may vary, Stuart Murdoch, Phil Brown and Tony Collier would like to see as many members involved in the plans as possible.

Please contact the association's chairman, Stuart Murdoch, by email or phone him on 07921 934775 for more details.

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