Fans take on Stevenage footballers in Xbox FIFA 13 tournament

Stevenage fan Gary Stow competes against first team footballer Lucas Akins in the charity FIFA 13 t

Stevenage fan Gary Stow competes against first team footballer Lucas Akins in the charity FIFA 13 tournament - Credit: Archant

FOOTBALL fans have been taking on Stevenage FC players in a video game tournament to raise funds for the club’s trip to Kenya.

Supporters of Stevenage FC had the opportunity to play computer game FIFA 13 on the Xbox against first team squad members Greg Tansey, Lucas Akins, Matt Ball, Bondz N’Gala and Steve Arnold.

After battling through to the final, fan James Edwards took the title with Ivory Coast’s 3-2 win over Russell Baker’s 10-man Italy.

The tournament, held at the Broadhall Suite on Thursday, raised more than £250 for Stevenage’s visit to Nakuru in Kenya in May, where the team will be coaching football, as well as helping with teaching, cooking and construction.

“The FIFA tournament was enjoyed by all and I’d like to thank everyone who took part and made the night a great success, especially the players who enjoyed their evening interacting with fans,” said the club’s head of community, Alex Tunbridge.


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“Indeed, such was the success of the evening that we are likely to hold a similar event later in the year.

“In addition to our work in Kenya, the funds generated will work towards creating more opportunities in and around Stevenage for disabled children. We intend to create the club’s first disability team which will give youngsters in the area the chance to get into a variety of sports. This work will help to continue the legacy of last year’s Paralympics.”

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Fundraising continues with a charity golf tournament at Manor of Groves Golf Club near Sawbridgeworth on Wednesday, April 10, and a race night at the Broadhall Suite on Friday, April 12.

For more information about the events call 01438 223223 or visit www.stevenagefc.com

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