Club cel­e­brates 50 years in com­mu­nity

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL -

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.”

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Logan Cribben, four, joins in with the cel­e­bra­tions

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