May 24 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Youth football team holds 10 hour football match in aid of charity
FC Comets, a youth football club based in Hitchin, have raised more than £1,000 for charity after hosting a 10-hour charity football match to celebrate their 10th birthday.
The initial target was to try and raise £1,000 for charity, but early feedback is that this amount has now been exceeded although the final figure will be revealed at the end of June.
The funds raised from the match, which was played at Stondon Recreation Ground, will be split between the Comets and two chosen charity partners, The Sick Children’s Trust and The Angels Support Group.
Since the club formed in 2002 starting with just nine boys, the Comets have grown rapidly and now provide weekly football for over 150 children from in and around Hitchin.
A spokesman for the club said: “We wanted to do something to raise money for our new kits for next season, but we also wanted the boys to do something positive that would benefit others.
“Therefore through our marathon game of football, which involved all of our players at some stage of the day, they have all been a part of sending out the powerful message of what can be achieved through the friendships which our club has created, and they can all see the benefit of what happens when we all pull together.”
For more information about the club and for more photographs of the event visit www.fccomets.org.uk
Stevenage Boro Juniors U13s have won the Letchworth Garden City Eagles six-a-side tournament.
Playing some exceptional football on the day, they went through the whole tournament undefeated and beat Letchworth GCE Golds in a thrilling final which went to extra time and penalties.