Kenyon Gets His Everton Title Medal!

Roger Kenyon was finally presented with a 1969/70 League Championship medal on Monday afternoon.

The Football League recently changed the rules regarding the awarding of medals, meaning that some players who hadn’t played sufficient games at the time can now receive one retrospectively.

Blues Chairman Bill Kenwright authorised the purchase of medals for those who now qualify and Kenyon was presented with his by former teammate Joe Royle during the annual Everton Former Players’ Foundation Christmas Lunch.

“Roger was everything that you would want an Everton defender to be,” said the Chairman. “Whole-hearted, aggressive, hugely-talented and, in my opinion, somewhat unsung. We knew we were in safe hands whenever Roger was on the teamsheet. His contribution to our football club was immense and it gave me so much pleasure to help him secure his long-overdue medal.”

Kenyon said: “This is a lovely gesture and I am delighted to get the medal. It was a privilege to play with such fantastic players and to get the medal from my mate big Joe was special. I’d like to thank Mr Kenwright and Everton for sorting this for me.”

Twenty-one former players were in attendance at the festive get-together, including Duncan McKenzie, Martin Dobson, David Smallman, Tony Kay, John Hurst and physiotherapist, Jim McGregor.