Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate 25 years on the pitch

Under 12s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Under 12s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Ian Carter

Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrated their 25th anniversary on Saturday (May 19) at Gorefield, Wisbech.

Under 14s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Under 14s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The club hosts the event every year, but this one was special. Designed for club members to “let their hair down”, the day featured games, rides, refreshments, a bouncy castle and a free disco in the evening.

The Acorns FC were formed in 1993 by Alan Knight, who died in 2004.

Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Players, as usual, were presented awards from their managers and every player received a trophy to say thank you for being on the team.

Mark Brighty, club manager of the under 14s team, said: “We presented four main awards to each age group in the club.

Under 15s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Under 15s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

“The Acorns are a football club that accepts any players of any ability.”

In 2016 the club received £3,000 in ‘Grow the Game’ funding from the Football Foundation. The money was awarded to increase participation in football by helping clubs meet the costs of starting new teams.

Under 9s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Under 9s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

For more information visit www.wisbechtownacorns.co.uk or to ask about joining call: 07786962300.

Under 11s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Under 11s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Under 7s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Under 7s - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Alfie Barrett recieving his Ten Year service award with Peter Human - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Alfie Barrett recieving his Ten Year service award with Peter Human - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Rodrigo Seborro receiving his club player of the year award - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Rodrigo Seborro receiving his club player of the year award - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Mikelis Zemdega with the Ian Morgan Clubman of the year trophy - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter Mikelis Zemdega with the Ian Morgan Clubman of the year trophy - Wisbech Town Acorns Football Club celebrate their 25 year anniversary. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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