December 20 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Police, Fire, Council and Environment Agency join local teams and Tesco sides to raise money for Diabetes UK
Ten teams from different sections of the community are coming together for a charity seven-a-side football tournament on Sunday.
The event in Bideford’s Victoria Park will raise funds for Diabetes UK, and bring together teams from the fire service, police, Torridge Council and the Environment Agency.
Sandymere United and Bideford AFC’s under-18 players and coaches will also take part, as well as four teams from the local Bideford, Ilfracombe and Braunton Tesco stores.
Tesco Bideford twilight manager Jamie Creek, Neil Blackburn of the fire service, Tesco Bideford Community Champion Sallie Mckay Roper and James Jaroudi of Torridge District Council have all been working together and have been surprised how quickly ten teams formed to play in the tournament.
A ‘speed goal’ will also be there for extra fun with the Police inviting participants to break the speed limit for charity - only with a football, of course. The children and adults with the fastest recorded speed will win a plaque and the coveted title of Tesco Hotshot 2013.
Neil Blackburn said: “The Fire Service will of course be the winners as they train hard every day, but as long as we don’t lose to the Police, we will be more than happy!”
Sallie Mckay Roper said: “I hope we can make this an annual event for different charities and include more teams from the community each year.”
Jamie Creek said: “All of the team managers are hoping that Diabetes UK will be the real winners.”
The day kicks off at 2pm, with a presentation for the champions at 7pm.