There was a slightly rowdy gathering at the Laxey club house on Saturday to say goodbye to Jack Walton. Jack has been with us for a couple of years, playing as a classy and solid midfielder, rarely wasting a pass* and adding a sheen of professionalism to the Club.
Watching the gathering made you realise how far Laxey has come in recent years and what a great bunch of people we have here. From those who started with us well over twenty years ago or at the age of eight, to the newest, they are all pleasant, responsible and funny lads who are a credit to themselves and the Club. The Unbeaten Grand Slam was won three years ago with most of those and that team spirit and friendship was a major part of that campaign. That Cup and League winning sunny Spring of 2006 was the happiest of times. You could see on Saturday that spirit was still there.
As long as we keep that spirit, we will be a happy and successful club.
All the best in your new job Jack
*(Yard of Ale)