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Shipps & AJ Roll Back The Years

27 May 2016

Over Wednesday and Thursday evening this week nearly 400 guests packed the Stanley Stephenson Suite at Selhurst Park for the End of Season Academy Sporting Dinners, as legendary striking duo Andrew Johnson and Neil Shipperley linked up once again.

Another club favourite Barry Williams hosted the event and took those in attendance on a trip down memory lane, recounting how the AJ & Shipps partnership evolved and recalling the encounters that led to one of the most prolific strike partnerships the club has seen in recent memory.

Comedian Paul Boardman brought the roof down whilst bringing both events to a hilarious conclusion, that were kindly sponsored by Boyden Tiles and Haslemere Building Company .

A significant sum was raised for the Crystal Palace FC youth academy across the two nights, and the club would like to extend their thanks to both sponsors and everybody else who attended and supported the evenings.

The next academy sporting dinners will be during the first half of the 2016/17 season– full details will be released shortly or contact and we will contact you when the dates are confirmed. 

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