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Last Updated on December 1, 2021

Welcome to the website of the Brits ‘n’ US club, a social club in The Villages, Florida, for lively entertainment with a British theme in a friendly environment.  Learn About Us, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or Contact Us individually for more information.  Check out our Quick Tour page for information on subscribing to our mailing list and on becoming a member.

Visit our Events page for our full schedule, and check here for help with signing up.   Our next event is …

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Forever Young

at Truman Rec Center
Sun, May 22, 2022, starting at 6:00 PM

A talented group brings us back to the music of our youth.

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“Cup Final Day” – April 16th, 2022

A large crowd assembled on April 16th at Everglades field under a brilliant blue sky to witness the first Cup Final Day to be staged in The Villages. The event, presented by the Brits ‘n’ US club in collaboration with The Villages Senior Soccer group, included all the elements of a traditional British cup final, including community singing, rousing music and entertaining soccer. (Click here to view British Pathé archival footage of the 1961 Wembley final on YouTube.)

Danny McKay warmed up the crowd with a lusty rendition of several familiar soccer chants and songs, before it was the turn of The Villages Marching Band under the direction of Ed Stromski.  Honorary drum major Jack Ciotti, in the uniform of a Royal Welch Fusilier of the revolutionary war period, led the band out to the center circle for their inaugural public appearance, performing for us two stirring John Philip Sousa numbers and the national anthems of the U.K. and the U.S.A. Next, the two teams, Blue United and White City were presented to the guest of honor, “Lady Muckety-Muck” and announced over the PA system, and then it was time for referee Albert Escovar to lead the teams onto the field and get the game underway. 

A lively contest ensued with both teams looking dangerous on the break, but it was nearly half time before the deadlock was broken by Blue United who took a slender one goal lead into the break.  As players and spectators alike took refreshment, Buck Buchanan stepped out to perform a medley of Scottish bagpipe tunes.  As play resumed, White City pushed hard for the equalizer, but left themselves exposed at the back and instead conceded a second goal.  However, the game was not over and Blue soon scored the goal that their efforts deserved and kept pushing to score another.  By now, players on both teams could be heard asking how long was left on the clock.  Blue United maintained their composure long enough for the final whistle to save us all from the agonies of a penalty shoot-out.  Blue had carried the day by the slim margin of two goals to one.  

Shiny medals were presented to the runners up and then to the winning team, whose captain, Mark Hatcher was at last able to hoist the glittering trophy aloft in triumph.  


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Tickets Now Available Without Logging In

Last Updated on April 2, 2022

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now available online for the following events:

Note that it is no longer necessary to be logged into an account on this website in order to purchase tickets. (That inconvenience had been forced on us in recent months by the underlying software which has since been improved.)

  • If you are not logged in, the system will ask for your Name and Confirmation Email address (where the tickets will be sent) before taking your payment details.
  • If you are logged in, the system will use the Name and Email address from your profile.  You will also be able to see a record of your ticket purchases on the event page.

It remains necessary to be logged into an account to RSVP to an event that is free to members.  For example:

Reminder: attendees at our events should have Villages ID or Guest Pass.

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