We were on the touchline to support youngsters at an inaugural football tournament in the Home Counties.
Derwent Lower FC staged its first ever tournament and attracted not only schoolchildren from reception and Years 2, 3 and 4 – but also 22 local teams affiliated to either the Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire FA.
Our Midlands region – whose prestigious Fairfield Park development is located on the Beds/Herts border – was among the companies to sponsor the event, donating £100 along with branded umbrellas and reflective wristbands.
Despite dodging the rain, the event was a huge success, raising funds for the club to buy kit and equipment and reduce weekly subs costs. And among the spectators was Bedford-born ex-England International Andrew Johnson, who has just signed for QPR.
Linden Homes Midlands area sales manager Warren O’Callaghan said: “It was a great event to be involved with, particularly for a company like ourselves which is very supportive of community events. Our congratulations to the players and all the organisers.”
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