Everything was planned and ready to roll for the BRFPA Annual Dinner at the Memorial Stadium on 26th March 2020, but rather rapidly COVID-19 became a serious pandemic and we had to call it off at short notice.
We had planned a special emphasis on two promotion seasons; 1973/74 and the 30th Anniversary of the glorious 1989/90 season, and around 32 former players / first team staff, including the legendary Bruce Bannister, were due to join us alongside some current employees, for food, fun, a Q & A session, and mingling.
Dawn Astle, from The Jeff Astle Foundation, was also going to join us to highlight a cause that is sadly close to our own hearts; that of brain injury and dementia in former footballers.
Maybe we’ll be able to retain those features for a future dinner? Watch this space…
All slideshow images from the 2019 event by the amazing Neil Brookman