It was refreshing to read about the new Cross Flatts football team being formed at the Hamara Centre to, hopefully, start playing in a league next year.
Our community, in Cross Flatts, have been starved of a team representing our village for years now, the last team to play, also named Cross Flatts FC, was in the early/mid 1970’s, formed at the Cross Flatts Recreation Club, on Theodore Street, whose home ground was Cross Flatts Park, and attracted good crowds, (well, until the club opened).
The team eventually disbanded, and Cross Flatts was no more, so having the name registered once more will, hopefully, bring people back out to watch.
It would also be nice to have the team playing in Cross Flatts Park if possible to rekindle old passions.
The last team that played for the club is pictured.
This post was written by John Adamson
Photo: L-R Back row: John Adamson, Bryan Slater, Trevor Perry, Chris Perry, John Stevenson, Danny Connolly, David Brooke, Raymond Adamson; bottom L-R Melvyn Petch, Alan Shiel and Alan Kennedy.
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