On Saturday 29th April over 200 players ranging from under seven years to veterans made their way to Boundary Park to celebrate the 3D Dynamos 25th birthday.

Ten matches took place involving all age groups from 3D Dynamos including the Soccer School who are the future of the club; these friendlies from 9:30am until 2:30pm surrounded by all the excitement that playing at a big ground brings brought plenty of smiles from players and supporters. The experience was further enhanced with live announcements, support from a crowd of family and friends and encouragement from ex-Manchester City and Oldham Athletic player, Kenny Clemments.

Kenny, along with Steve Laithwaite, Carl Hirst (the current chairman) and the team managers, worked tirelessly to make the day a success. Kenny, who was choosing man-of-the-match for each game, remained glued to the football throughout. He did get some support around mid-day when ex-Oldham Athletic manager, Joe Royle, joined him to help award player trophies and medals.

A special award was given to Val and Dave Broadbent who started the 3D Dynamos in 1992 when they formed a junior team for their son to play in. Val said, ‘This is amazing and to think we started 25 years ago with only three teams.”

First team manager Steve Laithwaite said, “It’s been a fantastic day. Every player has experienced what it’s like to use the team changing rooms and run out onto a Professional Football pitch with the crowd cheering and music playing.”

3D Dynamos would like to thank everybody who has been involved for their kind help and support. Carl said, “Without the kindness and generosity of the sponsors and volunteers, none of this would have been possible.”

To the next 25…..

Oh When The Ds…..

Click here to see a gallery of photographs taken on the day.

For information about the 3D Dynamos click here.



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