Charity match raises £100 towards new 3G football pitch
Youth and speed prevailed when Leverington Blacks (Under-9s) team took to the field for a charity fundraiser against their parents and carers.
Undaunted by an opposing team of some very large people, the boys brought a closely-contested game to an 8 – 7 victory, smashing home the deciding goal just seconds from the final whistle.
The game formed part of the fundraising efforts by Leverington Sports and Social Club’s 18 teams to raise £150,000 towards the overall £500,000 cost of an all-weather 3G pitch, which is largely being funded by the Football Foundation. More than £12,000 has been raised by the club so far.
A series of opening goals by the Parents and Carers soon saw them run out of steam and spurred the Leverington boys into a counter attack, where their agility in dodging large obstacles proved the deciding factor. The game raised in excess of £100 towards the 3G fund.
Before the game Leverington Blacks were formally presented with their new ‘away’ strip by sponsor Garry Thompson, Associate of David Lee Estate Agents, and wore it for the first time for the charity match.
Vice Chairman of Leverington Sports and Social Club Matthew Warren, who refereed the game, said afterwards: "The children were brilliant and played really well. As for the adults, for the most part they were old and slow – some of them really slow. But for all that it was an enjoyable game for a good cause."
Leverington Blacks: Roman Watts, Henry Wilson, Wills Boxall, Jude Phillips, Claudio Szczerba, Jack Cuthill, Seb Ellwood, Dylan Blake, Den Vojevoda and Dylan Reeder.
Parents/Carers: Michael Watts, Stewart Wilson, Tom and Lauren Boxall, Mooney Dutten, Pawel Szczerba, Stewart Cuthill, Luke Ellwood, Nikita Martinous and Jensen Reeder.