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Design Pit Charity Five-a-Side Football Tournament #5kfor5years Parkinsons...
Sat, 20 May 2017, 09:00 – Thu, 17 Aug 2017, 18:00 BST
The Design Pit Charity 5-a-Side Football Tournament is the event that will launch the summer! The tournament will follow a "World Cup" style format with group stages, knock out rounds, 3rd/4th Playoff and a Grand Final. Choose your squad of 7 players and enter a team for just £20 per head and you'll go into the draw for THE major footballing event of 2017!
We are very fortunate to have received the full backing of Abbots Bromley School to host this football event. We are going to be playing out the tournament on the school playing fields and on the astro turf pitch in the leafy surroundings of Abbots Bromley village in rural Staffordshire. All players are reminded to bring appropriate footwear for both grass and hard surfaces. Refreshments - drinks and snacks - will be available to buy on the day with all proceeds going to our charity. The are several local pubs in close proximity to the school, ample parking and entertainment will be put on for spectators and children. Please come along to experience a great day of football and fundraising!
Please note - this is a Mens tournament and a minimum of 2 players in each squad are required to be over 18 years old and one of these players to be on the pitch at any one time during games during the tournament.
Parkinson’s UK is a charity that holds a special place in the heart of Design Pit’s Creative Director, Gareth Robertson. For eight years, his mother Catherine has suffered from Parkinson’s and has bravely grappled with the life-changing condition. Since being diagnosed, life for Cath and the Robertson family has been very different, but Cath has been extremely brave and has not taken it lying down.
Early on, Cath and her sons, Gareth and Jamie, completed the inaugural Parkinson’s 10K run at the Nottingham Water Sports Centre. While Gareth and Jamie went on to raise money through various other challenges, such as the Three Peaks Challenge and the Liverpool Santa Dash, Cath has gone on to retire from her job as a supply teacher and has taken on a part-time role working with the County Air Ambulance charity. Her passion for life and dedication to whatever she sets her mind to are truly inspiring qualities; she simply refuses to let her condition beat her and is much happier working with the MAA charity, chatting to people on her rounds, and delivering and collecting cash pots all over the Midlands region.