Christmas Cheer at Keys Park Carol Concert

Christmas carols and tales from a former professional footballer were the order of the night at Keys Park as the now annual Carol Concert took place at Hednesford Town Football Club in front of a capacity audience.

The concert, which is in its third year, is run in a partnership between the Club and the Hednesford Town Football Club Supporters Association (HTFCSA).

This year saw former West Bromwich Albion and England footballer Cyrille Regis in attendance as he spoke about his time playing in the game and also the work which he has undertaken outside of it with Christians in Sport.

Throughout the course of the evening, which was hosted by Club Chaplain Rev Paul Kelly, a bible reading was undertaken by physio Gavin Blackwell, while club captain Tom Thorley and goalkeeper Dan Crane recited a Christmas message with football references.

They were joined by the St Peter’s School steel pan band, hand-bell ringers from St Peter’s Church, Olivia Crane with a Christmas A capella solo, and a Staffordshire University Academy musical duo before the night was rounded off by Hednesford Salvation Army.

One of the organisers of the event, HTFCSA Committee member Paul Woodhead, said: “Our now annual Carol Service at the football club is recognised as a key community event to mark the beginning of the festive period.

“It was great to once again welcome schools and groups from across Hednesford to Keys Park and share in the message of fellowship and the human spirit at this time of year.”

The evening, which was attended by more than 100 people, is set to be broadcast live on Cannock Chase Radio at 10am on Christmas Day, with people being able to tune in online.

Below are some photographs from the event:

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