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John Reames memorial trophy presented at Bolton fixture

19 December 2023

Club News

John Reames memorial trophy presented at Bolton fixture

19 December 2023

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City’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Bolton Wanderers at the LNER Stadium on Boxing Day will see the John Reames memorial trophy presented to the winning side.

The Reames' family will be in attendance for the match as the club intends to mark a home festive fixture with the trophy annually. 

Reames is the longest-serving chairman in City’s history, taking on the position in 1985 and holding it until 2000, even managing the club between November 1998 and March 2000. 

After the football club had sold Sincil Bank to the local council in 1982, Reames bought it back in 2000 to help ensure the existence of the Imps as a professional football club. 

Lincoln-born, Reames additionally oversaw the rebuilding of Sincil Bank and guided City’s return back into the Football League in 1988. 

Reames was also responsible for hiring the first full-time black professional manager in the Football League as he appointed the legendary Keith Alexander in 1993. 

As he resigned from the Imps in November 2000, Reames left a significant investment in the club’s trust for future use. After leaving City Reames went on to become chairman of Gainsborough Trinity and managing director of Wrexham. 

Aged 66, Reames unfortunately passed from cancer on May 6 2008.

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