Youngster's football fun day - a huge success - (photo)

Contributed by editor on Apr 30, 2008 - 07:42 PM

More than 400 people enjoyed a day of football fun at the soccer ground off Cricketers Close in Hawkinge on Saturday (26 April).

Soccer coaching for the youngsters - Photo Chris Guascone

There were presentations to the youngsters from the Hawkinge Youth Football Club and professional soccer coaching.

And for those family members who were less energetic there was fun with stalls, side shows, a barbeque and a disco in the evening.

Cyril Trice, the club's development officer said enthusiastically: " We were overwhelmed with the numbers attending. I don't know where they all came from."

Rob Lawford Chairman of Hawkinge Youth FC said, "The event was an enormous success with over 400 children and parents having great fun.

"It was pleasing that three members of the Parish Council attended, and I would like to single out Cllr George Hodgson for special praise for all the help he provided during the day as well as throughout the year.

"I would also like to thank Cllr Susan Carey for her support and kind donation toward the Clubs' purchase of new goalposts."