Farway FC's happy anniversary

PUBLISHED: 14:46 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:30 15 June 2010

Over 160 players, former players and supporters of Farway Football Club packed the village hall on Saturday night for the 60th anniversary celebrations.

Over 160 players, former players and supporters of Farway Football Club packed the village hall on Saturday night for the 60th anniversary celebrations.The club put on a magnificent display of memorabilia dating back from the post war years when the idea of reforming a football club was mooted by Don Lee, Ernie Hooper and Freddie White, landlord of the now non- existent village pub.The three got donations from every village household to get the club up and running and it is fitting that celebrates it 60th anniversary when they have just seen the refurbishment of the Eastlee Park clubhouse.Current 1st XI manager Andy Baily said: "It was a wonderful event, probably the best held in the village with a great turnout of ex-players. Speeches were made by David Lee, Andy Baily, Phil Everett - who has played at Farway (for Lyme Regis) and at Wembley (for Tiverton Town) and Bob Brunt from the Perry Street League.Votes were cast for the all-time best Farway FC player - no surprises that it was Mick Welch followed by Ben Williams, Daniel Baily and Lawrence Glanville.


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