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)