Representatives from Millbank were proudly in attendance to see the Mayor of Halton officially open a new clubhouse at the Millbank Linnets Stadium.
The grand opening was preceded by a speech from Runcorn Linnets FC Chairman Mark Buckley, who spoke of the history of the club and how it has grown and developed to what it is today.
The club was founded just 12 years ago by supporters of the defunct Runcorn FC, which itself was founded 100 years ago in 1918. The Linnets were welcomed into the Norh West Counties League's Second Division, and were quickly promoted the the first league where they have remained ever since.
It was then time for the Mayor and Mayoress to cut the ribbon in the Linnets' familiar yellow and green colours, to the delight of the senior, junior and ladies teams and the fans who have already been enjoying the modern new clubhouse.
The rest of the afternoon didn't quite go the Linnets way, as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Halton derby rivals Widnes FC to a crowd of over 600. However, the Linnets are still at the top of the league table. Best of luck to the team for the rest of the season!
Proud to be club sponsor of @RuncornLinnets who are being visited by @HaltonMayor for the official opening of their new clubhouse - pictured with @MillbankHolding Director Alan Faulkner and @LinnetsLadiesFC pic.twitter.com/mW6XEYonYA— Millbank Holdings (@MillbankHolding) February 17, 2018
Header photo: James Eastup