calfordseaden competed in Swan Housing Association’s annual 5-a-side charity football tournament at Brisbane Road, the home of Leyton Orient FC. Twenty two teams, consisting of local authorities, consultants and contractors, took to the pitch on the day.
Our team started strongly in the group stage, winning four and drawing one of its five matches without conceding a goal. The winning streak propelled them to the top of the group and into the knockout stages.
The quarter finals proved tough and saw the team come up against the tournament’s eventual winners, Basildon Council, who narrowly scraped a 1-0 victory before going on to lift the trophy.
The calfordseaden team played some eye-catching football and scored some deft goals, so well done to Ryan Pinkney, Greg Zolkiewski (GK), Patrick Everitt, Mark Wilgoss, Matthew Hoyle and Billy Hardy for their efforts.
The big winner of the day was Swan Foyers, a supported housing scheme for young adults aged 16-25. The charity football tournament raised over £2,000 for the Foyers’ Basildon and Romford residences.