Those of you who view the Forthcoming Events section on the Ciderspace Home Page or have downloaded the Huish Park Leisure Guide will be aware that on Thursday evening, former professional footballer Steve Kindon will be the club's guest at a Dinner event at Huish Park.
For those interested in attending the event, Steve's biography, taken from the Huish Park Leisure Guide, is as follows:
One of the genuine “characters” of football, Steve Kindon is a great raconteur whose contribution to any dinner is guaranteed to have the audience rolling with laughter. Stephen Michael “Steve” Kindon (born December 17, 1950 in Warrington) was a former professional footballer who played mainly on the left wing where his speed was an asset, but also played at centre forward.
After starring in Burnley’s FA Youth Cup run of 1967-68, Steve Kindon became the first member of the Clarets victorious Youth Cup side to establish himself in the First Division. He scored on his Turf Moor debut in a 3-1 victory over West Ham Utd, and after winning Youth international honours, he was ever-present in Burnley’s First Division side of 1969-70, top-scoring with 17 goals.
After the Lancashire club were relegated in 1971, he joined Wolves for a fee of £100,000 in the summer of 1972 and scored on his debut in a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle Utd on the opening day of the 1972-73 season. However, it took him a while to settle down in the Midlands and he only appeared briefly in the club’s successful League Cup run in 1973-74, missing out on the final when Wolves beat Man City 2-1.
Though the club were relegated at the end of the 1975-76 season, they bounced straight back as Second Division Champions the following season with Kindon playing his part. He had scored 31 goals in 167 games for Wolves when he returned to Burnley in November 1977 for £80,000.
He spent two more seasons at Turf Moor taking his goal tally to 58 in 225 games before joining Huddersfield Town where he was part of a minor piece of football history, being one of three goalkeepers used in an FA Cup Tie v Shrewsbury Town in 1981. Regular goalkeeper Andy Rankin was injured and Steve took his place, only to be injured himself, his place in turn being taken by Mark Lillis. Each of them conceded a goal, and this remains an English record for the number of keepers used in one game. Injury then ended his career in 1982. Steve was an England Youth, Under-23 and “B” international.
Nowadays, “Kindo” - as he is affectionately known - prefers to take a more leisurely pace, though travelling the length and breadth of the country where his humorous reminiscences always leave the audience wanting more.
Tickets for the evening are on sale at £35 per ticket or £240 for a table of eight people. The price quoted includes a three course meal. The event starts at 7.30p.m. - for all enquiries and bookings, call the Huish Park Ticket Office on 01935-847888.
Link: Huish Park Leisure Guide : Oct-Dec 2010.
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