Blunstone Becomes Dabbers President

Former England international returns to local club

Nantwich Town FC is delighted to announce that former Chelsea and England footballer Frank Blunstone has accepted the honorary position of Club President.

Frank, who lives in the town, is a familiar face at the Weaver Stadium and a keen fan of the Dabbers and a season ticket holder. “Frank is a football legend,” said Nantwich Town Chairman Jon Gold. “His achievements in the game are phenomenal and, to this day, Frank is revered at Stamford Bridge. It’s great that he’s agreed to become our President.”

Frank said, “I’m deeply honoured to be asked to become President of Nantwich Town Football Club. Nantwich is my local club and I’ve always received a very warm welcome at the Weaver Stadium. I’m pleased to do whatever I can to help the club.”

Born in Crewe, Frank – now 76 – started his career with hometown club Crewe Alexandra. Chelsea Manager Ted Drake paid £7500 for his services in 1953 and his performances soon gained him national recognition. Frank gained his first England cap against Wales in 1954 and, in all, was capped five times by his country. A flying left winger, Frank helped Chelsea to their first League championship title in 1955 and altogether clocked up 350 appearances for the Blues. He retired from playing in 1964, going on to manage Brentford who he took to promotion to the Third Division in 1972.

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