The Adam Dabell Annual Memorial Football Match – Thursday 11th October 2012

After heavy rainfall earlier in the evening, on what threatened to be a particularly wet night, there was a capacity crowd of mainly young people for the Annual 6th Form Memorial Match.
Unfortunately, the Sackville v Imberhorne ‘Old Boys’ match had to be called off this year, to make way for bringing the sixth Form game forward, as further rain threatened and also so that the pitch might not be too torn up in advance of the main match.
However, it’s hoped that this very important part of the event will go ahead as before in future years.
Once again, The Imberhorne v Sackville 6th Formers treated us to 90 minutes of excellent football.
The score when the whistle went was a 2 all draw, the scorers being Connor Class for Sackville and Nick Owens for Imberhorne and so the game was decided on penalties.
A magnificent save by George Chapman of Sackville gave them the final result, 5 : 4.
The Town Mayor, Liz Bennet, attended for most of the match, had photos taken with both both teams and presented the Cup, Trophyand medals at the end.
The Mayor said that she had been most impressed with the amount of Twitter and Blogs in advance of the event, by the young people of the Town, clearly showing that this was now a well known Community Event. Speaking to both teams she said that they had, once again, shown admirable sporting skill and with the good humoured support from the large crowd of young people attending, clearly demonstrated to all that the majority of young people are a great credit to their local community.
In thanking once again EGTFC for their kind support of this annual memorial event, in memory of Adam his son , John Dabell declared the event another huge success and said, “Let’s meet here next year and do it again!”
Voluntary contributions on the night, plus donations later handed and sent in, raised £400 for the appropriate charity, CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.
I actually added my contribution to the Cry collection and made it all as a personal contribution, so that they could recover £100 tax as well, so £500 went to Cry from us all. Great eh!
It was great to see staff colleagues at the game. Sorry I couldn’t spend more time with you but I had to entertain the Mayor.
Once again, thank you all for your kind support of this event.


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