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We get our kicks from a game of subbuteo!
HANDS up anyone over the age of 30 who remembers the wonderful world of subbuteo?
Well, the retro table-top football game, which features matchstick players on weighted bases, is alive and kicking in Worcester and going from strength to strength.
Seven years ago, Adam Lundy and Tim Lovell founded a club in the city – known as Worcester River Plate Severn TFC – and now play both locally and nationally.
The group, which has eight regulars playing 10-minute matches, meets every other Monday at the Brunswick Arms in St John’s and several also travel the country taking on fellow devotees.
Lundy said: “It started back in 2005 with a couple of friends in a pub reminiscing over subbuteo after someone had found some in his loft.
“We started to play friendlies and it grew from there and they went to find venues to play in. Twenty people have played with us over the years and we now have a league and FA Cup. We also play subbuteo cricket.
“We would love people to come along and play even if they just wanted to come out of interest or have a go, we have got all the equipment.”
Lundy also devotes his spare time to painting the figures in team colours and has joined forces with Worcester City to commemorate their final season at St George’s Lane.
Sets in either of City’s strips will be sold through the club shop and anyone interested can contact the club.
The 32-year-old said: “It’s their last season at the Lane so I wanted to try and get them some funds as a novelty gift. There’s a huge collectors market for it because it’s a retro toy.”
If you want to find out more about the subbuteo club, call Adam on 07915-957491.