Fleetwood Town’s Former Players Association all met up once again for their monthly get together and they were all in the festive spirit with it being their special Christmas meeting.
The meeting opened with the usual remarks from FPA Chairman Stuart Murdoch, who listed out the names of those who couldn’t be there, an update on those members who may have fallen ill, and then listed off all the birthdays that will take place ahead of the next meeting.
The action kicked in then as the Former Players Band plugged in their instruments and played a variety of Christmas tunes and popular sing-along songs, before inviting players to come up and sing their own in a karaoke session that made the group laugh throughout.
Members were told ahead of the meeting to turn up in their best Christmas jumpers and the players didn’t take that lightly with festive cheer shown throughout the group. A competition was put in place, with the winner getting a bottle of their favourite alcohol, but we have to say, well done to all involved!
The finale then came as the players got their drinks and sat around the table as they readied themselves for a full Christmas dinner, provided by the club’s Chairman Andy Pilley. Whilst this was going on Stuart and the nominated Commercial Manager Ang Hargreaves pulled names out of a hat for the annual special raffle.
Prizes were provided by the first team, with bottles of spirit and snacks all there to be won by anyone who had joined the free raffle. When all the prizes were handed out, the food came, and everyone tucked in.
It’s been another brilliant year for the Former Players Association, as the member count has grown consistently throughout the 12 months, with the association bringing smiles and cheers to all those involved – here’s to another great 12 months for the FPA!