Finley Structures newsletter 2 - october 2011 - Page 5


Proud moment for John

The FA Cup has brought a special cause to celebrate for steel boss John Finley . The managing director of family-run firm Finley Structures sponsored Newton Aycliffe FC ’ s latest new stand earlier this year to enable their promotion to the Northern League first division . And when the world ’ s most famous trophy paid a visit to Moore Lane Park at Aycliffe Sports Club , John took some of his father ’ s football momentos along for good measure . John and his son Gary are pictured next to the stand which they supplied steel for , the stand was named after John ’ s father William . William Finley played for various clubs at
Northern League level in the 1940s and 50s , including Black Hall , Lanchester , Bishop , Ushaw Moor , Brandon and Esh Winning Albion , winning 19 trophies . John and Gary are pictured with all of the trophies alongside the FA Cup , after the famous old trophy paid a visit at Aycliffe ’ s ground celebrate their first-ever game in the FA Cup at home to Billingham Synthonia . John said : “ My dad would have been as proud as punch to see his trophy ’ s alongside the FA Cup and the stand being named in his memory .” Aycliffe won the Northern League second division title last season , and their FA Cup
game against Synners was the first-ever in their 46-year history . John added : “ We ’ re proud to be involved in supporting the local football club . “ Their progress over the last few seasons has been tremendous and we wish them all the very best of luck – not just in the FA Cup this weekend , but for years to come .”
Finley Structures Ltd Quarterly Newsletter Issue 2 , October 2011