Birthday presents for long-established Hexham Sunday League team, Barrasford

AFTER a summer of uncertainty, a football club has celebrated reaching its half century.

Hexham and District Sunday League members Barrasford were close to calling it a day in the off season due to a lack of players.

But an 11th hour meeting just before the new season got under way persuaded them to keep going, with new players enlisted to see them through another season.

And the decision was rewarded when they received two presents to celebrate their 50th birthday.

As they made the step down to back to Division Two this term, they look the part in new strips donated by sponsor Tarmac, which operates nearby Barrasford Quarry.

And the club also benefited from a donation from the Ray Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Small Grants Programme, established by Vattenfall wind farm, and managed by the Community Foundation, of new goalposts at its home ground located at Dalla Bank.


By David Coulter  @CourantDavidC