BERROW Football Club will be returning to play once again after an 18 month hiatus.

The club is rising from the ashes on the 50th anniversary of its formation and will be holding a charity fundraiser and football match to mark the occasion.

They will also be paying tribute to their former chairman, Colin Dyer, who lost his brave fight with cancer 20 years ago.

A spokesman for the club, said: “The club feels it is important for the new players, who will have not even been born before Colin’s passing, to know the roots of the club to carry on its legacy in the spirit that he instilled.

“Colin, who lost his brave fight with cancer 20 years ago, worked tirelessly to get the club the amazing facilities that they enjoy today and was a huge player in the formation of the club 50 years ago.

“At the core of the 35 strong squad is the successful Berrow Juniors, an under 16 team led by Steve Puddy and Jaea Wilkinson.

“Steve and Jaea are running the two new teams, one of which plays on Saturday in the Weston District League and one on Sunday in the Bridgwater District Sunday League.

“This young squad is enhanced by players who also played for Berrow Juniors and didn’t continue after junior football and a sprinkling of experienced players who played in the Berrow FC squad over the years.

“The club will be showcasing their new kits that have been generously funded by our main team sponsors, May Roofing and Incyte International, with further support from our family of sponsors including Prim N Proper, Glayshers Landscaping, Ref Support and Abbey Cabs.

“We hope to develop further teams in the future including Vets and Walking football and are keen to hear from anyone who wants to kick these off.”

The charity fundraising day will run from noon on August 18 and there will be a football match between Berrow FC and Berrow Legends for the Colin Dyer Trophy.

There will also be children’s entertainment and activities, a facepainter, a barbecue and refreshments.

BARB Search and Rescue, Burnham-on-Sea RNLI, Burnham Police and Berrow Junior Football Club will also be there on the day.

Colin’s wife Carol, his daughter, Rachel, and his son, Matt, who also gave years of voluntary service to the club, have nominated Marie Curie and Macmillan as their chosen charities and all funds raised on the day will be donated to the charities.

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