Ross charity day supports CALM

Saturday September 3rd saw Ross Juniors FC hold their annual charity club day which involved 18 of their teams, a number of guest teams plus drop in sessions for their Saturday Club, Pan Disability and Allan Hawkins goalkeeper training. The day was finished off on a high note with the traditional coaches v parents & guests match. This match is not about the small trophy but a year of boasting on who the more accomplished footballers are!

This year’s Club charity is CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and the day’s activities raised over £900. Mike Tompkins, a long time manager and committee member at Ross, suggested this in memory of a colleague who recently sadly passed away.

The Ross sports centre was a hive of activity throughout the morning with matches taking place involving teams from U7s to U14s. There were plenty of goals, cheers and smiling faces as players and parents enjoyed the football on show.

The headline match, coaches v parents & guests, drew a large crowd and and the football didn’t disappoint. The coaches started well and raced into a 3 goal lead but the parents & guests, with youth on their side, fought back to snatch a typically hotly disputed late winner and secure the bragging rights for the next 12 months. Final score being 5 – 4. All returned to the clubhouse afterwards to raise further funds and relive their footballing memories and glories.

Thank you to all those who played, officiated and volunteered on the day and, as the cliche goes, football was the winner!

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