PRIZE WINNERS: STOURPORT SWIFTS CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
Drawn at Stourport Swifts on Saturday 31st December at 6.00pm
1.Whisky – John Vine
2.Red Wine- Andy Floyd
3.Gin – Mokey
4.Red Wine – Arthur DI Centre
5.Brandy* – J Blore 07912 698527
6.Wine – Chris Drew
7.Vodka* – Jock Sword
8.Swifts Polo Shirt - Joe Hanson
9.Wine – Russ Shaw
10.Swifts Jacket – Alex Lavery
11.Wine – Tony Lavery
12.Swifts Matchday Tickets – Ray Hanson
13.Wine – K Sword
14.Swifts Matchday Tickets – Nicky N. C/o Sandra Johnson
15.Port – Mokey
16.Biscuits – John Vine
17.Pack of Stella – Anthony O’Reilly Bromsgrove 07833229147
18.Hamper – Dave 07715 535691
19.Biscuits – Karen Hanson
20.Magnum Harrods Champagne – Elaine Maugham 878610
21.Wine – Brian Bird
* to be claimed
SWIFTS LOSE CLUB PRESIDENT
Swifts Club President Roy Crowe passed away on December 3rd 2016.
A Former Mayor of Stourport and lifelong Swifts supporter, Roy passed away peacefully at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, aged 88.
In the 70's and 80's Roy regularly spent his Saturday's ferrying players to away games as the club struggled to establish itself in the Worcester and West Midland Leagues.He also worked tirelessly fundraising and securing grants for the Swifts ground developments.He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
SWIFTS LOSE MAC
Swifts' General Manager and longest serving secretary John McDonald passed away on 17th October, after a long illness. Mac, 69, had given 50 years to Stourport Swifts, and was the driving force behind the Club's progress.
Mac was honoured in 2015 by the Football Association for 50 years' service to football at a dinner hosted by the Worcestershire Football Association.
Our thoughts are with his wife Sylv, and their three children, Suzy, Andrew and Laura.
All donations to the Anthony Nolan Trust c/o B Ince Funeral Directors or visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Parkers29
SWIFTS CHAIRMAN LOSES CANCER BATTLE
It is with great sadness that we report that Swifts Chairman Chris Reynolds passed away on Saturday, 23rd July, after a brave battle against cancer.
Chris had spent some 45 years as player, manager, committee member and Chairman of Stourport Swifts, has been our most loyal supporter, and has made many friends during his time at the helm of the club. He will be missed by them all. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
SWIFTS GENERAL MANAGER HONOURED BY FA
John Mcdonald has been honoured by the Football Association for 50 Years of Service to Football. McDonald, 70, was presented with a commemorative medal to mark his 50 years of service to the Swifts, at a presentation dinner held by the WFA.
McDonald has steered the Swifts through the Worcester, Kidderminster,West Midland, Alliance, Southern and Midland leagues in his 50 years, and has seen the Club grow from a single team playing on a field whch used to sport over 200 molehills before a match, to one of the leading clubs in the County, with two Senior teams and a ground and facilities to be proud of.
Chairman Chris Reynolds said "Mac has spent a huge amount of time and effort bringing this club to where it is today, and the players, committee, and the people of Stourport owe him a great deal for building Stourport Swifts to its current position. It is fantastic that the FA recognises this outstanding achievement."
SWIFTS RECORD CROWD BROKEN AGAIN
The Walshes Meadow crowd record was broken again on Saturday 23rd July 2016 when Worcester City played a strong Aston Villa side in a pre season friendly.
The previous record of 1,321 was set when Swifts hosted Hereford on Tuesday 27th August 2015, but a crowd of 1,972 for the Worcester v Villa match set another record.
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