KENDAL Football will unfortunately have to postpone their upcoming anniversary due to the Covid pandemic.

Kendal United Junior Football Club were set to hold their 75th anniversary celebration, which would have included a charity Sportsman’s Dinner featuring Leeds United icon Eddie Gray, a family fun day, and an entry into this year’s torchlight.

The celebration will be moved to a later date.

Despite the setback, Kendal United, with support from individuals’ organisations and volunteers have been busy developing their Castle Drive playing facilities.

The main priorities include levelling up the pitch and bringing all available areas into use as they look to enhance their facilities for the Junior and Senior age groups within the club.

A native perimeter hedge has also been planted to enhance the clubs ground a project which saw a huge number of volunteers working together as a group.

On the pitch, the Club remains in a very strong position where they provide football from reception to senior age, while their junior set up consists of 12 teams.

However, Kendal United are also working in partnership with The Westmorland FA to provide disability football, something in which the club are keen to develop.

Provision for Girls Football remains strong within the club where they have 5 junior teams on top of a senior Ladies Team.

While the anniversary will be rearranged for when it is safe to do so, the history of Kendal United is for all to see where they were formed in 1945 by Maurice Braithwaite who initially assembled a team in 1943 for servicemen.

Braithwaite who placed an advert in the Gazette looking for players and volunteers decided to form Kendal United as a team after receiving a lot of interest from the advert.

From the 50’s through the 80’s, the club thrived, however the 90’s produced both high and low points in the club’s history.

The club is also looking to build a record if its heritage any pictures.

If anyone has images of memorabilia of the clubs past they can be sent in via the website