Club celebrates 50 years in community
Ditton Minors Football Club celebrated its 50th anniversary over the weekend with a huge event at the local community centre.
More than 1,500 people braved the soaring temperatures on Saturday to enjoy different activities and watch England’s 2-0 victory over Sweden on the club’s big screens.
There was even a replica World Cup trophy for young fans to celebrate with as the goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli flew in to book England’s place in the semi-finals.
Vice-chairman Scott de Garis said: “It was great to have so many people there, just coming and going as they pleased, while also finding out more about us as a club in the process.
“The biggest boost throughout this World Cup tournament has been the way it’s brought the whole community together, rather than an attitude of ‘us and them’
“I really hope that it’ll encourage more people to get into football as a result.”
Logan Cribben, four, joins in with the celebrations