Posted by Garry Pearce
on November 22, 2011 22:26 | Rating
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In the summer of 1975, a group of young boys were playing football in the street near Jack Hammersley's house. Naturally the ball spent more time in the gardens than it did in the road.
Eventually Jack asked the boys if they would like to form a team and play in competitive matches, so Stalyhill Juniors, later to become Stalybridge Celtic Juniors, was formed.
At the end of 1976/77 season, Bryan Cross 'volunteered' to help run a second team as so many lads wanted to play and is a club policy to this day, none were turned away.
The club gradually went from three teams in the late 1970's and early 1980's to teams at all age groups and since the late eighties the club has continued to grow, with 23 teams at it's height.
The teams continue regulary to do well and as well as competing in local leagues and County Cup competitions, have travelled the UK and even Europe competing in tournaments.
In 2000 the club raised funds to buy the old Lacrosse Clubhouse, on Mossley Road, Despite two f...
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