Nostalgia: Birstall footballers meet their idol

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Young footballers from Birstall were in for a treat when their team was congratulated by Leeds United midfielder John Sheridan as they received their end-of-season trophies.

Their efforts were rewarded during a celebration at St Patrick’s Club, Birstall, in 1984.

Howden Clough Junior Football Club had six teams ranging from under-nines to under-14s playing the Garforth and Heavy Woollen Leagues.

All under-nine team players received a certificate for playing for the club, while the older plays received a medal.