Wednesday Sep 30, 2009
All the info you need to know about the TFC Supporters Club Lottery Funded Project and how to get in touch
The Lambs’ have been a vital part of the Tamworth community for over 75 years.
A local businessman started the ball rolling with a letter printed in the Tamworth Herald in the spring of 1933 and within a couple of months, Tamworth FC was born.
After a season playing on a pitch behind the Jolly Sailor public house, on the Fazeley Road near Ladybridge, the club moved to their current home off Kettlebrook Road and have played nearly 4,000 games to date.
With the complete statistical playing history of the club available Tamworth FC Supporters Club were awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund in the summer of 2008 to use it as a base to tell the story of Tamworth FC through the eyes of the people who were actually there, on the terraces, behind the scenes and on the field of play.
The project has four main aims:
1 - Fans of all ages, from far and wide, have already chosen their favourite players and this formed the basis of the Lambs Legends playing cards, given away free of charge in December 2008.
2 - A new lambs heritage website will feature audio and visual clips from a variety of sources including fans memories, photos and stories - alongside the statistics.
3- A commemorative book, due for publication mid-2009 will combine the history of the club with memories of the fans, players and officials alongside photos and relevant statistics from across the years.
4- An exhibition of memorabilia is to be staged in the town to bring the project to a close in Autumn 2009.
None of this project could have happened without the following things;
- funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund for which we are eternally grateful
- the support of Tamworth Football Club and everyone associated with it
- and perhaps most importantly - YOUR contributions.
If you would like to be involved in any part of the project in any way, large or small, or have any thoughts, comments or memories you would like to share with us please don’t hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or see Dave Clayton at any game.