by Mick Cain
VINTAGE CLARETS are all set for their defence of the Hamm Veterans Tournament Trophy, as they depart for Germany this afternoon with a fully fit squad.
There is a welcome return for Phil Eastwood, who missed the prestigious win last year, as well as exciting first time appearances from Chris Pearce and David Eyres. Former youth player Eamonn Kelly also makes his first appearance at the tournament, having joined the VC’s at the start of this season.
Regulars, Roger Eli, John Deary, David Hamilton, Liam Robinson (last summer’s top scorer), George Oghani, Gerry Harrison, Peter Mumby and Paul Atkinson will be joined once again by Alex Kevan, Brad Maylett and John Borland in what is a very strong Clarets squad.
And with an unbeaten run stretching back to 2014 to maintain, the pressure is on the Clarets to continue delivering the performances.
In this year’s group stage, the Clarets will face 3 local sides in Hammer SpVg, Turk. SC Hamm and SSV Hamm, all of whom will provide a stern test, with some good old German / English rivalry!
Full Vintage Clarets Squad for Germany 2016
Chris Pearce, Richard Lee; David Hamilton, Paul Atkinson, Gerry Harrison, Phil Eastwood, John Deary, Alex Kevan, John Borland, Peter Mumby, David Eyres, Brad Maylett, Roger Eli, Liam Robinson, George Oghani, Eamonn Kelly, Ishfaq Hussein.
Vintage Clarets would also like to thank our sponsors; Sealy, The Mix, Veka, Simon Jersey for their continued support.
We’ll provide as much coverage as we can throughout the tournament on our social media channels as well as match reports on our website.
Up The Clarets!