Footballers team up again after 30 years

Amble Viking reunion.

Amble Viking reunion.

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IT was a case of friends reunited when players of a former football club met up at a special reunion earlier this month.

More than 20 people who used to represent Amble Vikings attended the get-together.

The club was successful during the 1970s, winning a string of trophies, before folding at the end of the decade/beginning of the 1980s.

Tom Eason, who was both a player and manager for the Vikings – who played their matches at Amble Welfare – was behind the reunion.

And he was pleased with how the event went.

“It was a good evening. I was quite happy with it and everyone enjoyed it,” said Tom, who also had help organising the meet-up from Foster Young and Ian McManus.

Tom, from Main Street, in Red Row, added: “Most of the players turned up and I was really pleased that they made the effort to come along.”

The reunion took place on Saturday, December 10, at Amble’s Bede Street Social Club.

There was a buffet, music and a display of old photographs, while ex-players enjoyed reminiscing about old times.

The players who attended the reunion all signed a special football.

Tom thanked caterer Michael Spears.