Snapshot: Sunday League Team Duckpond FC Celebrate League Win With Proper Open-Top Bus Parade

Chris Wright

4th, June 2013

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By Chris Wright

Cracking stuff here from Sunday League side Duckpond FC who celebrated winning the Colchester Sunday League Division Two title (just a season after winning Division Three) by clubbing together and spending £300 on an hour-long open-top bus parade around their home town of Harwich, Essex on Saturday afternoon.

In the interests of doing things properly, they also spent a further £150 0n printing up a giant “Duckpond FC” banner to tie to the side of the bus, which ferried the victorious team around their hometown and also into nearby Dovercourt and Parkeston…

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Duckpond FC – who were formed by a group of mates, named after Cox’s Pond in the middle of Harwich and include a butcher, a welder, a railway worker and a barman among their squad – won 12 of their 16 league games to win the division title.

Club captain Kris Muir (the barman), 25, told the Beeb:

“We wanted to have a proper celebration. We all grew up together and are pals outside of football so we wanted to go out in style and have a proper celebration.

“Word spread on Facebook and people were outside their houses waiting for us to come past. We were getting waves and shouts. It was a great day.”

Well played Duckpond, well played indeed!

(Via BBC Sport)

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