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TR50: Programme of Events

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Filed: Tuesday, 23rd April 2013
By: Staff Writer

Thundersley Rovers' 50th birthday celebration event will take place on Sunday, 26th May.

   Buy your TR50 tickets here!

The Club was founded by local football fan Keith Walker back in 1963 and has been at the very heart of the local community ever since, with many hundreds of local footballers, aged from five to 50, having worn the black and white stripes in the intervening half-century.

To celebrate reaching this unique landmark, we are staging a day of events to which all current or former Rovers players are invited. Tickets for TR50 enable you to entry to both the afternoon and evening events, and are priced at just 5 for adults and 3 for under 16s (free entry to children aged 3 or under).

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased via the Club's team managers, the committee members or directly from For any other enquiries, please contact us at

* Do you know someone who played for Thundersley Rovers between 1963 and 2013? All of our ex-players are invited to to join us for our 50th birthday evening event at Runnymede Hall, Thundersley.

TR50: Programme of Events

12pm: Gates open at Thundersley Common.

On-Site: Bouncy Castle; Inflatable Slide; Bouncy Boxing; Toddlers Ball Pool Castle; Under-The-Sea Castle; Inflatable Obscacle Course; Barbeque (Burgers & Hot Dogs); Changing Room Cafe (All The Usual Snacks & Drinks); Stocks (Featuring The Team Managers); Penalty Shootout Zone.

Six-A-Side Competition

Ray Howlett Trophy (Senior Event)

Teams: Saturday Seniors (Deam Shamshoum); Sunday Seniors (Nigel Purkis); Veterans (Richard Thacker).

Keith Walker Trophy (Junior Event)

Teams: Under 6s (Ryan Scott-Douglas); Under 7s (Dave Wilson); Under 8s (Dave Thompson); Under 10s (Steve Higgins).

Handicap System: Each Junior team will begin with a one-goal advantage per year for each year of age difference (eg U7 v U8 = 1 goal head start to U7s).

(Duration 10 mins per match)

12.30pm: Jnr - Under 6s v Under 7s
12.45pm: Snr - Saturdays v Sundays
1.00pm: Jnr - Under 8s v Under 10s
1.15pm: Snr - Veterans v Saturdays

1.30pm: Jnr - Under 7s v Under 8s
1.45pm: Snr - Sundays v Veterans
2.00pm: Jnr - Under 10s v Under 6s
2.15pm: Snr - Saturdays v Sundays

2.30pm: Jnr - Under 7s v Under 10s
2.45pm: Snr - Veterans v Saturdays
3.00pm: Jnr - Under 6s v Under 8s
3.15pm: Snr - Sundays v Veterans

3.30pm: (Junior Final*) 1st in Group v 2nd in Group
3.45pm: (Senior Final*) 1st in Group v 2nd in Group

* Penalties to decide matches ending in a draw. Standard shootout rules apply.

4.00pm: End of afternoon event.

7.30pm: 50th Birthday/Presentation Evening

Venue: Runnymede Hall, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Essex SS7 1TF.

Fully licensed bar until 11.30pm; Music inc. Guest PA; Special Guest.

8.00pm: Juniors Presentation.

8.45pm: Guest PA.

9.00pm: Six-A-Side Winners Presentation; Seniors Presentation.

12.00am: Carriages.

   Buy your TR50 tickets here!

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