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100th Anniversary for Milborne S t Andrew FC

100th Anniversary for Milborne S t Andrew FC

9:39am 15th September 2012

A youth football club near Blandford are celebrating their one hundredth anniversary today (Saturday 15th September).

Milborne St Andrew FC will be hosting fundraising matches for the club from 3pm today in honour of

Youngsters will take on past footballers - the Milborne Old Boys - and in some cases matches will see several generations playing against each other!

The football club was first formed in 1912 with their first league match played in November of that year. On New Year's Eve a fundraiser was held in the school-room in Chapel Street raising a sum total of £7 for the newly formed club. Dancing commenced at 8pm and didn't finish until 4 in the morning.

Club Secretary Marie Hayter said: "This is for all those who have played for and supported the village football team here in Milborne over the years and we really hope there will be enough drinking, dancing and merry-making to do our original founders proud."

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