THERE were a wide range of emotions and much enjoyment as successful football squads of yesteryear attended a reunion.

The occasion last Friday, at which nearly 60 people were in attendance, was held at Clwb Rygbi Dinbych and the event was organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Denbigh High School's most successful ever sporting team.

In 1969, the senior school football team won the all Wales U-19 trophy, the Ivor Tuck Cup, beating Barry Boys School.

Then, during the following season, the local school again reached the final before losing to Ysgol Afon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil.

During the memorable 1968-69 season, the team won all 19 games, scoring 101 goals and conceding only 21.

Meanwhile, the 1969-70 team won 19 of their 22 games, scoring 128 goals and conceding 21.

Two of their matches were drawn and only one was lost.

This was the first leg of the final and it was the school football team's only defeat in two seasons.

Nineteen of the 24 who played in one or both of the finals were at the function.

Also in attendance at the event was nonagenarian Mona Hughes, the wife of the late Charlie Hughes, who was head of PE at the high school and manager of the two teams.

The reunion event included a presentation by John Phillips, captain of the all-conquering 1968-9 team, a 1968-1970 general knowledge quiz, organised by Neil Chambers Roberts and Siencyn Phillips, numerous photographs, a sing song and a hog roast.

Earlier in the day, 16 individuals had taken part in a golf competition at Denbigh Golf Club.

Two trophies were presented, memorial awards for two players from the 1968-69 victorious team who have sadly passed away.

The overall winner of the competition was Gwilym Pierce, who won the Richard Davies Memorial Trophy, whilst Geraint Williams won the Keith Roberts Memorial Trophy for the most points on the par-three holes.