ST Bedes AFC will be celebrating in style after hitting an almighty milestone of 100 years old this year.

The Bradford club recently had this confirmed with club chairman Danny Burke revealing he has documentary evidence to substantiate that the club was formed in 1921 as the side 'Old Boys' who were from the school.

St Bedes have three teams that currently play in the Yorkshire Amateur League, and Burke confirmed his intentions to host a celebratory evening for all involved with the club- whether past or present.

He said: "St Bedes is a really well-known cub in Bradford and for an amateur football club to reach its 100th birthday, I feel it's fairly remarkable.

"It just doesn't happen very often. It gets harder and harder as the years go by, but as a club we've gone from strength to strength.

"It really has blown my mind to think that the club has been established for 100 years. It's an achievement that any club would be proud of

"It's a huge milestone for us and it certainly needs to be celebrated. I joined the club 25 years ago and there were always discussions between people in the club about our age.

"Some of our volunteers would say we were 80 or 90 years old, however no one actually really knew the exact date of when the club was formed.

"About two years ago, I happened to come across an archive magazine which St Bedes School had produced, and it had information about an Old Boys club which had been formed.

"At the time I read it, I thought we must celebrate the centenary year. I deemed it as an opportunity to bring ex-players back to see each other who haven't seen each other in a long time.

" And because of that, we are hosting a celebratory centenary dinner at the Bankfield Hotel on the 23rd July, and I know there will be between 100 and 120 people coming down."

""It will be a great evening and it's one I'm really looking forward to.

"It's a chance to reminisce on some of the great times the club have had in its 100 years of existence.

"We wanted a drive for our past and present players to understand the club.

"If your players understand the history of the club, then their heart is in it more. So, for the new players, our thought process was for them to understand the club' s history, and for the old players it was about getting them back together to see faces they haven't seen in a while."

Burke added: "I spoke to the league and Duncan (ex player) about the idea of a celebratory evening, and I know they were really keen for us to let the Bradford community know that the city has had a really successful club.

"I think the association with St Bedes School and the St Bedes name has been a major factor over the years with us been able to continue to run the club as smoothly as possible.

"And I'm sure the evening will run smoothly.

"The event starts at six o'clock in the evening and we will have speeches, a buffet and comedians there."