On Saturday before the Crusaders v Ballymena Utd the club had the honour of hosting a managers lunch and also to honour the 1972/73 league winning team with the chief guest being Tom Finney who had travelled from England to be there.
125 guests where in attendance in the hospitality suite of the McDonald Centre and they where treated to a superb two course meal where they heard manager Stephen Baxter speak before eating and afterwards a Q&A was held with Tom Finney and Roy McDonald on the stage with Stephen Looney asking the questions.
The highlight of the afternoon was the presentation by Tom Finney of his 1982 Northern Ireland shirt to the club and it will take pride of place when a suitable area is located to place the framed shirt.
Can the organisers put on record their thanks to the North Crusaders Supporters Club who sponsored the tables where the 1972/73 team where sat and to the catering team and bar staff for their efforts on the day. A great day was had by everyone and one that will live long in the memory of those present.