We have reluctantly made the decision that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are having to cancel plans for this year’s hall of fame ceremony.
Although the event was not due to take place until November, all guidance points towards the likelihood that there will still be significant restrictions in place in terms of the number of people able to gather. The safety of our former players is our number 1 priority and therefore, particularly with the ages (and therefore vulnerability) of players likely to attend, it feels irresponsible to still consider running an event of this nature in the current climate.
Our thoughts instead now turn to planning for a combined Hall of Fame Ceremony and 10 year player re-union in 2021.
With the new event now being a year away it gives us plenty of time to make sure that it’s a suitable tribute to the hard work and dedication that Geoff Wilde put into the 10 year reunions of the past and the support and backing he gave to the creation of the Southport FC Hall of Fame.