The Old Bordenian Football club 11-a-side team ceased playing in 1992 and, although a 5-a-side section formed shortly afterwards, there was nothing to bring them all together again. Therefore it was decided to create an event which would hopefully do just that. Nothing strenuous was considered, so it was just a meeting in a pub without the need to play football!
Would it work – yes indeed! We met in the Golden Hope pub in Sittingbourne on 31st March and 16 former players turned up, some of whom had not met in over 20 years. Some players were now living abroad or on holiday so there could even have been more.
The various discussions were about goals scored and goals missed. With 16 players covering the football years from 1973 to 1991, there were plenty of incidents from which to choose. There were also several alcohol fuelled requests to play yet another “last” veterans match but we all know it will not happen. But it was unanimously agreed to hold another reunion next year.
Various photos were taken. See below for a small selection or the OBA flickr site (https://flic.kr/s/aHsky1wGHc) for all photos. We were going to play “Name that Player” but we decided to put the names on each photo to avoid any embarrassment.
The photos above are shown a little larger on the flickr site (https://flic.kr/s/aHsky1wGHc)