An evening of football talk…
Supporting the launch of 2017 Orphanage Cup
The Orphanage Cup is East Lancashire’s most prestigious and historic football tournament and has been played for by teams from businesses and organisations in Blackburn since 1952 to help raise money for CANW, which has its roots in Blackburn Orphanage.
The Orphanage Cup competition began life in 1932 as the Infirmary Cup when local businessman Sir John Rutherford Bart donated the trophy to Blackburn Royal Infirmary to be competed for by football teams from local mills and workshops. The competition lapsed when the Infirmary became part of the NHS and was revived as the Orphanage Cup in 1951. The trophy itself will be 85 years old this year.
Orphanage Cup secretary Tommy Tatham has been involved with the competition for 30 years. The former army footballer became one of the organisers of the tournament in the mid-1980s after being approached by an ex-colleague whose family took part in the event. As the event’s figurehead, Tommy is proudly responsible for registering the teams and supervising the competition.
Why not come along to the launch night of the Orphanage Cup on Friday 25th February 2017 and enjoy an evening of football talk and find out more information about the tournament.
Tickets are limited why wait… book your tickets today: