Parton FC joins game’s greats!
Last updated at 11:23, Thursday, 14 June 2012
WAYNE Rooney, Joe Hart and Mario Balotelli are to be immortalised in a new National Football Museum – alongside players from Parton FC.
Members of the village team were chosen to star in a movie called The Beautiful Game which will be one of the exhibits at the museum’s new £9million Manchester premises.
The film follows every aspect of the game from the pre-match build-up to the final whistle and covers kids on the streets to premiership and international stars.
Joanne Singleton, secretary of Parton FC, said: “It is brilliant we are to feature at the museum, we are absolutely chuffed.’’
The film-makers had chosen the teams which gave the best representation of English football, from the smallest clubs to the largest, aiming to bring grassroots football to life.
“When the film crew turned up, last September, the weather was so terrible the match had to be cancelled,’’ she explained. “So they filmed the team pre-match and doing cross-bar challenges. The crew was at the club all day and they were lovely.
“It is great we will be part of the film which will be shown to thousands of visitors,’’ Joanne said. “We are very proud.’’
Parton FC is currently in desperate need of a portable building to use next season for changing facilities.
They are also looking for more players and supporters to continue its development.
The club has funding for new facilities but faces problems with the conditions of their ground.
“We are only a small club with just one adult team,’’ Joanne said. “We want to build the club back up and encourage junior teams again.
“It is a lovely club and we are happy to welcome anyone who think they can help us out.’’
Anyone willing to support the club should contact Joanne on 07826 722929.
Richard Oliver, director of Our Beautiful Game, said: “We went out expecting to find a broken Britain, but instead found a country totally united by its love of football.’’
Kevin Moore, National Football Museum director, said: “This film celebrates everything we love about the game. Football is so much more than just the game we see on the TV; it’s a part of our life, culture and passion.
“The film is a must-see and makes one of the great attractions for the new museum in Manchester when it opens on July 6.”
Other exhibits included in the museum are the ball from the 1966 World Cup final and the shirt worn by Maradona during the infamous 1986 ‘Hand of God’ quarter-final match between England and Argentina.
First published at 11:07, Thursday, 14 June 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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Jealousy is a funny thing. For a village club (that has over 80 years history) to manage to even turn a team out and continue for so long against teams with a much larger catchment area and, as the detective above points out, little or no facilities is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all involved for this moment in the sun for them. P.s if the 'Parton Onlooker' wants to carry on onlooking at Parton Utd F.C then they might want to head to the 'National Football Museum' in Manchester where they can continue there fascination with this great little club in there.
shut up :)
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