Kicking it for Hospice in the Weald

FOR CHARITY: Teams took to the field to support Hospice in the Weald

Eight football teams recently came together to battled it out for two trophies in this year’s World Cup-themed tournament in order to raise funds for Pembury-based charity Hospice in the Weald.

A number of teams were specially assembled for the competition, which took place on May 20, and comprised heavy representation from TW Seniors players, who play every Sunday at St Gregg’s School.

Despite a friendly competition, the emphasis on the day was good sportsmanship, and every seven-a-side team was guaranteed 75 minutes of football. Every 7-a-side team is guaranteed 75 minutes of football.

The eventual plate winners were Tunbridge Wells based recruitment firm TN Recruits, captained by Alfie Lucas, with a team of players ranging in age 15 to 64 years old.

Alfie said “Considering we put together a team of employees, family and friends of TN Recruits who had never played together, we are delighted to walk away with a trophy. …It’s also great to be involved in a competition raising money for a great cause”.

The winners of the cup were Boca Seniors, a team comprisingTunbridge Wells based footballers who play together in local leagues. Goalkeeper Tom Moore, also owner of Wells Transport Services, said “We are thrilled to have won the cup, but the real purpose of today was all about Hospice in the Weald. It’s great to see a good turn-out of local footballers for such a worthy charity”.

Tournament organiser Ian Knapp said: “The event was a real success. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. All teams played with the right spirit, creating a friendly yet competitive vibe, which is the way football should be played.”

The tournament, which Ian hopes to make an annual event, raised £1,100 for Hospice in the Weald.

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