LYNDON SPENDS A DAY AT THE PALACE

FOOTBALL ASSOCIAION RECOGNITION OF LONG SERVICE

 

Our Deputy Chairman and voluntary groundsman Lyndon Moore had a day to remember when he was invited to attend an event at Buckingham Palace last October. It was the 150th anniversary of The Football Association’s formation and a special ceremony to mark this milestone was held at the Palace. Lyn has been involved with the LSA YMCA Football Club for going on 40 years now, managing junior teams here for 17 years before becoming Deputy Chairman and award winning groundsman. He was one of 150 grass roots volunteers selected from all over the country invited to attend this celebration and to receive special medals in recognition of their immense contributions to junior football. Lunch was taken in the Palace ballroom and part of the ceremony was a game on the Palace grounds between Polytechnic FC and Civil Service FC, two of the countries oldest amateur clubs. Premiership referee Howard Webb, who took charge of the 2010 FIFA World Cup final, was in the middle for this game. HRH Prince William, president of The FA gave a speech and presided over the medals ceremony. Lyn’s lovely wife Frances accompanied him and they stayed over in London for a couple of nights and had a memorable time in the Capital. A fantastic experience for Lyn and a richly deserved one as well.