Time to celebrate 50 years of Halebank
HALEBANK FC will be celebrating its 50 years with a celebration event at Halton Stadium.
The Bridge Suite will host the event on Saturday, October 27, and George Benson And The Hedges, a DJ and buffet will be on the bill.
Halebank FC is the highest ranked local amateur side and compete in the Cheshire League Div one, winning the Walton Cup Last season.
Little would anyone have thought it, but 50 years ago – as Hale Village would not pick Halebankers for their side – the players started their own team for the start of the season.
This was not the first Halebank side and many of the players in 1968 had played for the successful Halebank Athletic team that folded in mid 1960s.
Other teams had played under the Halebank name, even before World War Two, with a team in Halebank which had the wellknown local Clogger Hankin in the side.
This present club began in the Widnes Alliance in 1968 and in its first term took league and cup glory, and so began the Halebank story, moving into the Central Cheshire League in the 1970s with some great teams, then the Warrington And District with several cup wins and promotions and winning the Guardian Cup at last in 2016.
The Warrington league is where Halebank FC Reserves finished runners-up in Reserves Division 1 last term.
A move to the Cheshire League in the 2000s saw the club at its highest level, and promotion elevated them even higher into Division 1.
A club spokesman said: “The recent Walton Cup success enjoyed by the club is very satisfying as its 50th year approached.”
Child Bereavement UK staff at its office in 2017. The charity moved from the High Street in Runcorn to Ashley House in Widnes from October 1