‘Tucker’ celebrates six decades in game

Organiser Owen Weatherhead, with John 'Tucker' Duncan, over 40's manager Les Chappel and Belford manager David Greshon. At a  presentation of silver salvers for all Tuckers hard work for football in Belford over the last six decades
Organiser Owen Weatherhead, with John 'Tucker' Duncan, over 40's manager Les Chappel and Belford manager David Greshon. At a presentation of silver salvers for all Tuckers hard work for football in Belford over the last six decades

Over 100 people gathered to play and watch the football match on Sunday which celebrated John ‘Tucker’ Duncan’s participation of football in Belford and north Northumberland for over six decades.

“I myself can remember being coached at nine year by Tucker and his brother Raymond as a nine year old,” said event organiser Owen Weatherhead. “

“He has played for and managed the club and even marked the lines out before a game and is a great servant of the club and the village.”

The two teams were a selection of Belford players past and present and a North Northumberland over 40, and 50s managed by fellow organiser of the event, Les Chappell.

“ I am absolutely blown away by this,” said Tucker. “It is so good to see so many of the people I have played with over the years here today.”

Further photo’s and details of the day can be seen on the Belford village website at www.belfordnorthumberland.co.uk