The seeds for Sheffield United Senior Blades Club for people of 60 plus, were sown in 1981. Since then it has progressed considerably with a membership consistently over 500.
Playing a major role in establishing Senior Blades, under the Blades 1981 initiative, were then chairman Reg Brealey and club secretary Dick Chester, supported by Derek Dooley and George McCabe.
The schedule of events for the club is as follows:
- On the second Tuesday each month, members meet in the Platinum Suite at 12.30pm where they can enjoy a three-course lunch. A speaker or entertainment is arranged for approximately 2.00pm and members can attend for this part of the afternoon only, if they wish. The meeting usually closes between 3.30pm-4.00pm.
- There are two day trips organised during the summer months, details of which are publicised in the monthly newsletter and matchday programme.
- In September, a very well supported annual bowls tournament is held, the venue to be confirmed nearer the time of the event.
- In December, the Christmas dinner with entertainment is held in the Platinum Suite for members and guests. This is a very popular and enjoyable event.
The Sheffield United Senior Blades are given the full support of the chairmen and board of directors of SUFC and for this they are very appreciative.
For more information on membership of the Senior Blades, please contact Sheila Herring on 0114 236 6466.
Senior Blades Committee
Chairman: Brian Walton
Vice Chair & Publicity Officer: Kathryn Woodward
Secretary: Sheila Herring
Treasurer: Martin Robson
Entertainments Organiser: Chris Jones
Excursions Officer: Sue Foster
Communications Officer: Arthur Mason