Junior Bues joined by players and manager at Xmas Party...
Junior Blues members turned up in their numbers for the annual Christmas Party at the Kursaal on Tuesday night.
First team and U21 squad members, as well as Phil Brown and Graham Coughlan, were also in attendance for the night of bowling as the youngsters got the chance to have posters and shirts signed by their stars and have photos with them and Sammy & Elvis.
Will Atkinson was among those who was on hand to give assistance, hand out presents and meet the Junior Blues, and he said how enjoyable the evening was, despite not being able to play himself.
“It’s been a great evening,” he said.
“Obviously, I haven’t been able to bowl because of my injury but it’s good to see all the kids down here and I’ve been able to help them so it’s all good fun.
“They all seem to be enjoying themselves and that’s the main thing.
“There’s one or two decent bowlers as well who looked pretty handy!”
For most, Christmas is a time for relaxation but it’s slightly different for footballers, as Atkinson explained how he will still try and enjoy his turkey on the 25th.
“It’s a very busy period for us as footballers,” he added.
“Christmas is all about family but as a footballer it’s business time. We’ve got a game on Boxing Day so we’ll be training and preparing for that.
“I’m sure I will have some sort of Christmas dinner. I’m not so sure how big it will be, but the main thing will be come 1pm Boxing Day.”
The Junior Blues party was a big success and could not have gone on without the work of Kay Fogg, Kevin Fogg and the Shrimpers Trust.
Atkinson said: “They do a lot of work behind the scenes that not a lot of people see going on so it’s nice to come down and show our support.”