Were you aware that an exciting football match was taking place at the Fryern Funtasia yesterday?
Fryern Funtasia reflects how the Chandler’s Ford community is connected – through music, drama, games, charity work, leisure, and social activities.
Our local churches gathered to show how they could have a bit of fun, and also raised awareness for Christian Aid.
Four local churches – St Francis Church in Valley Park, St. Edward the Confessor, Methodist Church, and the Parish of Chandler’s Ford – fielded six-a-side teams for the second annual Chandler’s Ford inter-church football contest.
The event, part of the Fryern Funtasia 2015 for the first time, consisted in a round-robin tournament of 6 games in total.
The Reverend Peter Cornick, minister of the Methodist Church, started off the proceedings with a few thoughts about the importance of Christian Aid’s work.
He also praised the value of Christian Aid’s local support in raising awareness and money.
Of the many highlights of the afternoon, Methodist Goalkeeper John Andrews, youth worker, stood out for his goalkeeping heroics, repeatedly throwing himself onto the tarmac to deny strike after strike, and gaining himself a pair of gardening trousers for his efforts.
And the winner was…
The event raised £136.77 to kick off local fundraising for Christian Aid Week, which starts officially next Sunday, May 10.
Organisers Chris Goodhead (from the Methodist Church) and Stephen Dominy (from the Chandler’s Ford Christian Aid committee) would like to thank all the competitors for taking part, and their families for allowing them the afternoon off.
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