Northern Football Alliance
A little piece of Hexham football history returned home recently when local writer & Northern Alliance press officer Jon Tait contacted us about a winner’s medal he bought on the internet. It was an original champion’s medal from the 1935-36 season when Hexham won the Northern Football Alliance.
It was made by “Vaughtons Ltd “Goldsmiths & Silversmiths of Birmingham. He asked would we like to have it back into the clubs possession, we asked how much he paid for the memorabilia but he immediately refused any recompense and he requested we give a donation to charity. So today a personal cheque was given to Tynedale Hospice at Home and the charity were very grateful.
Soon we hope to have a secure cabinet at Dukeshouse where our little piece of history will be displayed.
Many thanks Jon
It is with great sadness to report the death of Northern Alliance vice Chairman Bill Darby who has passed away in hospital aged 70. Bill also worked for the Northumberland FA in many roles as a match official and in later years a county assessor. The club would like to pass on our condolences to all Bill’s friends and he will be greatly missed across the playing fields of Northumberland
Many thanks to Carl Dunn (Milan soccer camps) for arranging for Milan icon Franco Baresi to have this shirt made as a fund raiser for the Heart4rhya appeal and before sending it to the UK he signed the shirt.
It’s now with the organising committee and will be up for auction/raffle at the Charity Ball for the cause which is being held at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday 20th February.
It all starts at 7pm and will be a live band, disco, karaoke with a live auction, raffle and roulette tables.
The event will be raising money for
• The Children’s Brain Tumour Foundation
• Breast Cancer Care
If anyone would like tickets for the evening or would like to donate to the cause, please contact Kirsty at Mrs Miggins Tea Rooms in Hexham