Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Brigg Blog sends birthday best wishes to a veteran sportsman who joins an exclusive club today (December 13).
Andrew Markham has reached 60 and  so joins a select band in the town who have  reached that milestone birthday while still playing any field sport regularly.
'Sass' - as he is better known to many in the town - is a goalkeeper with Brigg Men's Hockey Club.
He is also a very active local fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer charities and a worthy recipient of the Joseph J. Magrath Brigg Town Civic Award for Voluntary Service.
Educated and raised in Brigg, Andrew is a former Town Councillor.
He played school and local league football in Brigg and also appeared for the Town cricket club.
In his younger days he hitch-hiked around the world and 'thumbed it' between Land's End and John O'Groats.
He has also visited a very large number of League football grounds in England and Scotland.
Next time we meet up on licensed premises, a pint will be heading his way!

Andrew Markham, front, with the Brigg Veterans' hockey team getting ready to play its first game on the new "blue astro" floodlit pitch at the Recreation Ground in January this year.

Andrew Markham being presented with his Magrath Award Certificate by the then Brigg Town Mayor, Coun Ann Eardley, in the Angel Suite, during the Civic Dinner.
Fundraising in Brigg for the Pancreatic Cancer charity.

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