The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Stu Taylor: August 2015
'Tattenhall Veterans', which started in 2010 as a 'kick around and a laugh with mates' has now become an elite, slightly wrinkled squad of around 35 'active' (in the loosest sense of the term) members who virtually all hail from the village. Ages range from 30 to
'I'd really rather not talk about it' (well, 50ish).
As of 2014/2015, the club is represented by a first team squad and also a "Super Vets" team in order to accommodate the more mature members of the squad!
Training takes place most Sunday mornings throughout the season at the Flacca and for the past 5 years there has been a steadily increasing number of "friendly" games per season.
So successful have these proved (Tattenhall 'Vets' have not lost a 90 minute game against opposing 'Vets' since December 2010) that the club has been invited to join the inaugural Chester & District Vets League for the 2015/2016 season; this kicks off in September 2015. The League will comprise teams from Ashton, Blacon, Crossway, Deeside, Frodsham, Whitegate, Tarporley, Bunbury & Tarvin. Somewhat worryingly, however, Tattenhall 'Vets' enter the new league competition as title favourites (oh dear)!
The team enjoyed a pre-season trip to Edinburgh over the weekend of the 18-19 July where a couple of friendlies were played against local opposition (local sites and ales were equally enjoyed).
The members tend to have a keen eye on having some fun but the football IS taken seriously. There is an open-door policy and the gaffer is always on the lookout for new talent.
For the second successive season the club has been generously sponsored by "Salary Exchange" who have agreed to provide a new kit to the tune of £600 — our heartfelt thanks to them! The club is also forever indebted to Tom Morton who courageously sponsored the first ever Tattenhall 'Vets' kit.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining
We are next turning out for a friendly match v Tattenhall Football Club (the newly formed open-aged Sunday team). So, why not come down to the Flacca at 6:45pm on the 19 August and see the wrinklies take on the bright young things! Don't forget to place this date in your diaries!!
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