IT’S become an annual event that raises thousands for charity through football.
The 14th football tournament took place at St Vincent College in Gosport. It raised money for the NSPCC.
Several teams took part and in the evening the winners were presented with a trophy by Pompey legend Alan Knight. In total, £2,497 was raised.
Brian Dunlop is the organiser. He said: ‘It’s the 14th year we have done the event. It’s very much a community feel.
‘A lot of the boys love playing football and this particular event has a good feel about it.’
Brian said he is hugely supportive of the charity and the work that they do.
‘I have always done work for the NSPCC. I believe that every child should be brought up in a safe environment in order for them to have a good start in life,’ he said.
‘I want to do what I can to help the charity.
‘Then children can grow up to become a stable adult and live their life to the best of their abilities without having to deal with the abuse they went through as a child.
‘It affects people so badly that it carries on into adult life if they haven’t got people like the NSPCC which can bring a child back into the normal world.’
And Brian added he felt the event was a huge success.
‘The feedback I have got from everybody is very good,’ he added.
‘It was played in good spirits. A lot of banter went on. In the evening there was a good audience, everyone enjoyed themselves.
‘I was pleased with it and it was nice for Alan Knight to come along.’
The evening entertainment also included a raffle, an auction and a disco.