Old boys invited to South Shields Sunday league team’s reunion

Toledo FC - do you recognise anyone in the line-up?
Toledo FC - do you recognise anyone in the line-up?

A reunion is being planned for former members of a South Shields football team.

Toledo FC was formed in 1990, having previously been called Oddpack Pirates and Shaws FC, with many players coming from Westoe Colliery.

Toldeo FC were formed in 1990.

Toldeo FC were formed in 1990.

In its first season, Toledo were relegated from the Premier Division to A Division of the South Shields Sunday Morning League.

They won promotion back to the Premier Division in season 1995/1996 as Riverside Toledo.

During their time in the Premier Division, they lifted silverware twice - as Bamburgh Toledo they won the Alex Woodcock Cup in 2004 and the Premier League Cup in 2007.

The one constant during that 17-year-period was manager Ron Wightman.

Toledo FC had the same manager for 17 years, Ron Wightman.

Toledo FC had the same manager for 17 years, Ron Wightman.

He decided to call it a day and Toledo FC folded at the end of season 2006/2007.

Former players are invited to the reunion in the function room of The Trimmers Arms, Commercial Road, on Friday, February 19, from 7.30pm.

For further details, contact Jim Hunter on 07954189828 or Lee Seff on 07415372066.