The guest of honour was Phil Thompson. Phil was a former pupil at Brookfield High School (now Kirkby High School). He played football for Kirkby Boys. He signed for Liverpool aged 17 in 1971. He played over 450 times for Liverpool and won 7 League Championships, 1 FA Cup and 3 European Cups. He also played 42 times for England. He spent time as assistant manager at the club and also a spell as caretaker manager. He now works as a football pundit on Sky TV.