“Doctor Everton is more than a football fan. ‘Everton Crazy’ is more than a football book. Both are truly inspirational” Alex Young, Everton & ScotlandAbout the Author Raised as a Blue by a Blue, David’s memoirs chronicle the club’s graduation from his childhood crutch to faithful companion. His tales are fascinating - hitchhiking to games in the Sixties and flying Concorde to them in the Nineties. Then there are his anecdotes related to fleeting meetings with Dixie Dean and TG Jones and friendships with Dave Hickson, Brian Labone, Alex Young, Alan Ball, Howard Kendall and many more. “After a 40-year exile, Doctor Everton renewed my self-esteem and faith in humanity. After reading ‘Everton Crazy’, I realise that mine is not the only life he has changed” Tony Kay, Everton & England Of course, there is much more to David’s life than his role as Doctor Everton and this candid autobiography interweaves an incredible roaches-to-riches story with a royal blue odyssey. Throughout sixty seasons and two million miles, his devotion to all things royal blue is incomparable. It’s unimaginable. It’s unrivalled. It’s proof that this book is aptly titled. During his schooldays and apprenticeship on Merseyside, university studies in Europe and the USA, his executive career in the US oil & gas industry and lengthy retirement in some of the most beautiful spots in North America, the David has been devoted to Everton Football Club. Known for his trail-blazing initiatives to celebrate our rich heritage and improve the lives of our old players, Liverpool’s Freedom of the City Panel awarded him the title of Citizen of Honour for his services to football in 2011 - the first person to receive this specific honour since Bill Shankly. The following year, he received an OBE for his services to football in both the United Kingdom and Europe. “Even though he never donned a royal blue jersey, David France is just as important to Everton Football Club as those who did” Bill Kenwright, Chairman, Everton Football Club How to get one of these prized and limited edition books Priced at £18.78, the book is published as a limited edition of only 1,000 copies. It will be launched at Everton Two located in Liverpool City Centre on Tuesday 27 September 2016 and be available subsequently at Waterstones and other fine bookshops on Merseyside.from deCoubertin Books Copies can be preordered here http://www.decoubertin.co.uk/dreverton All royalties from this insightful publication will be donated to The Everton Former-Players' Foundation (registered charity No 1080101) and Everton in the Community (registered Charity No 1099366). Meet Doctor Everton and friends in person at the following book signings Tuesday 27 September at Everton Two in Liverpool 1 time to be confirmed David France with Ronny Goodlass (Radio Merseyside), Tony Kay (League champion), Derek Mountfield (ECWC winner, League Champion, FA Cup winner) and Derek Temple (FA Cup winner) Friday 30 September at Everton School 6.30 pm ‘Everton Heritage Society Celebration’ in aid of Everton in the Community David France with talks by Peter Lupson – Founding Fathers of Merseyside Football and Brendan Connolly – England International Caps … also Ballot Results for Gwladys Street’s Hall of Fame 2017 Saturday 1 October at Pritchards in Crosby 10.30am David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay and Derek Temple. Saturday 1 October at Broadhurst in Southport 12.30pm David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay and Derek Temple. Saturday 1 October at Waterstones in Ormskirk 2.30pm David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay and Derek Temple. Tuesday 4 October at Waterstones in Liverpool One 6.30 pm ‘An Evening with Dr Everton and Friends’ – a crazy celebration of all things Everton Further details: 0151 709 9820 http://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-doctor-everton-himself-david-france/liverpool David France with Ronny Goodlass, Mike Hughes (Radio Merseyside), Tony Kay, Dave Prentice (Liverpool Echo) and Derek Temple. Wednesday 5 October Linghams in Heswall 7.00pm ‘Another Evening with Dr Everton and Friends’ - a celebration of all things Everton David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay, Dave Prentice (Echo) and others Saturday 8 October Wardleworths in St Helens 10.30am David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay, and others
Hon. Treasurer Everton Shareholders Association 7 Church Close Stow Longa Huntingdon Cambs PE28 0TWWe hope once again to make the draw for the Shareholders’ Association Directors’ Box tickets at the end of the meeting for all scheduled home Premier League matches for the coming season. The draw is only open to all members of the Association for who have paid their 2016/17 subs! Finally, we are always looking for fresh faces on the committee and with a number of the current members intending to stand down at the AGM, now is a great time to put yourself forward. If you have something to offer, or you know another member who does, please consider completing this form and sending it to the Secretary (email: email@example.com) by 19th July. In the event of there being more nominees than spaces on the Committee, all nominations will be put to the membership in an election.
The Tony Heslop Award will be presented annually to the Everton Academy Graduate who represents The People's Club with distinction and passion and is awarded in honour of our friend and colleague Tony Heslop. Tony was a long time member of the Executive Committee of the Everton Shareholders' Association, a founding member of the Ruleoteros Society, a member of the Everton Heritage Society and a Trustee of the Everton Collection. The presentation was made to Kieran by Tony's niece Rosie alongside his wife Angela and other family members and friends at St George's Hall during the Academy Award Evening. Born in Ormskirk Kieran Dowell has been associated with the Blues since he signed on with the Club’s Academy as a seven-year-old. His silky skills, dribbling ability and eye for the goal means he can play in a variety of attacking positions. His promise has been highlighted by the international recognition he has received, having already appeared for England at U16, U17 and U18 level. Born in October 1997 the youngster was rewarded for his progress when he made his senior Everton debut in the Europa League against FC Krasnodar in December 2014. He subsequently signed his first professional contract - in March 2015 - a deal which will run until the end of the 2016/17 season. Although he’s one for the future, Dowell is an established member of David Unsworth's Under-21, in recent weeks he has been in and around the 1st Team Squad and made his Premier League debut in the recent home game against Bournemouth,
The Everton FC Shareholders' Association alongside the Ruleteros Society and the Everton Heritage Society are delighted that in Kieran Dowell we have an exceptional winner of the very first Tony Heslop Award.
Tony was an enthusiastic and invaluable member of the Executive Committee of the Everton Shareholders’ Association, a Founding Member of the Everton Heritage Society, a Trustee of the world famous Everton Collection and a Founder of the Ruleteros Society. Tony is still greatly missed by Angela his wife, all his family, friends and colleaguesWith today (January 24th) being Tony’s birthday the Heritage Society, the Ruleteros and the EFCSA are delighted to announce in his memory the TONY HESLOP AWARD. This award will be presented for the first time later this year, and each year thereafter, to the “Everton Academy Graduate who represents 'The People's Club' with distinction and passion” http://www.efcheritagesociety.com/ http://www.ruleteros.com/ http://www.evertoncollection.org.uk/