Manchester United Old Boys enjoy their return to Northenden GC - Tuesday 6 July 2021
The Association of Former Manchester United Players was founded in 1985 with an initial membership of 250.
The main purpose was to raise funds in order to assist The Old Boys who had experienced financial hardship or suffered ill health.
It was also made a priority to reach out and help wherever possible local and in some cases national charities and good causes and to date over £1.5 million has been raised and donated.
One of the highlights over the years has been the Charity Golf Day at Northenden Golf Club, where Sir Matt Busby, his son Sandy and many other United players over the years have been members.
Covid caused last year’s Golf Day to be cancelled but the club and the Association were delighted after a delay of 22 months to be able to stage the 36th Golf Day which celebrated the career of John Aston Junior – the Man of the Match when United won the European Cup in 1968.
There was a great turn out of teams including some United legends, with many generous sponsors, and despite a few rain showers they were all able to enjoy a great course and hospitality in the Busby Bar and main lounge.
There were some great team scores on the day led by Phil Farrell’s team of Dean Duggan, Dean Morris and a certain Brian Kidd with a massive haul of 107 points.
They finished ahead of AFMUP team of Ed Johnson, Paul Rakuba, Alan Tonge and Wes Brown 103 and the Sky team of Tristan Hill, Barry Finan, Andy Garbett and Matt Rogers 101.
Pics-Brian Kidd’s winning team, action from Brian Kidd, Clayton Blackmore, Arthur Albiston, Alex Stepney, Jeff Wealands, Mark Hughes, Northenden Captain Garry Aspinall