Oct 2012 PRESENTATION of Football Trophies - the Tommy McLafferty Cup

Sat 6th October 2012 at 15.00 - 16.00

Official Presentation of Trophies to the Winners and Runners up of the annual Tommy McLafferty 5-aside Football Cup.

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On the 6th October 2012 the trophies for this years tournament were presented by representatives of Cambridge United Football Club on their turf at the Abbey Stadium, during the scheduled game (at half-time). On a lovely sunny afternoon an audience of over 2,500 spectators watched the presentation. The head of Winter Comfort (the winning team) said he was delighted that the team were given this honour. Lee Gaskell, captain and Man of the Match on the day, was very pleased with the award and that he was now working for the YMCA and thoroughly enjoying it. Dexter Hall who made the last minute winning goal and all the team who attended enjoyed watching a great home 4-1 win for CUFC over Mansfield.

Our thanks go to Emma Hyde from Link-up (one of the organisers),Nigel Ashman from Cambridge United together with Stuart Wood and Martin Jordan.

The retiring collection was in aid of Winter Comfort and raised £176.67.

see the article on p24 of the Cambridge United Match Day Programme Issue 10 - it includes a quote from Andy Martin (East Anglia's Homeless Persons Commissioner)  'Every year spectators, players and organisers alike leave this event with a huge smile on their face and a massive sense of achievement'.

Summary:

This years winners of the 2012 Cup are Winter Comfort after a close 2-1 final win against FLACK.

Teams on the day were Winter Comfort, FLACK, Jimmy's Nightshelter, 222 Victoria Road Hostel, Cambridge Cyrenians, The Youth Foyer - Cambridge, SC Rotary and the Cangle Foyer - Haverhill.

On Sunday 13th May 2012, Jordan Barrow, Mitchell Bennett and Scott Hilton joined members of South Cambridge Rotary Club to enter a team in the third annual Tommy McLafferty 5-a-side Football Tournament for Homeless communities. Named after Tommy McLafferty, who was a member of the homeless community and who died in 2009, the tournament is staged to help the homeless in Cambridge and bring them together to take part in this fun event.

Next year the tournament will be in the spring - 19th May 2013..

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