Fleetwood Town’s Former Players Association (FPA) all met up on the first Thursday of the month at Poolfoot Farm for their regular gathering.
As normal, the players all rocked up to the club’s training ground for 10am and chatted about what had been going with them in the last month whilst grabbing a well-needed brew.
Stuart Murdoch, with a brand-new microphone in hand, took the stage at the start of the meeting and told the monthly news including all the birthdays for the month, an update on players who couldn’t attend, and he also threw in a few quirky anecdotes along the way.
A special talk was next from the Fleetwood Town Walking Football team as they explained how they have grown over the last seven years and how it could be of some use for the players attending if they would like to volunteer as either a player, coach, or even a bit of both!
This month’s guest speaker was the association’s very own, Ronnie Bellwood. Rather than speaking through the exact dates of his career, he thought he would take an alternate look at his playing time, whilst trying to get used to the microphone which was put in front of his face.
Stories ranging from personal training sessions after working on the docks at Fleetwood, playing his debut against Barrow back in the 1940s (which is very timely considering the first team’s 3-1 win over the Bluebirds on Tuesday evening), and much more.
The FPA would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting and wanted to say that they look forward to seeing you at Poolfoot Farm once again on Thursday 4 November at 10am.