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

Chris Wright

4th, June 2013


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…


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)