Our annual Surrey Community Football curtain raiser, the Challenge Cup was held on Friday 4th September.
The tournament was held at Walton Xcel Centre and had five of our teams, Croydon Eagles, Woking Minders, Guildford and Waverely, Mind United and East Surrey Eagles. The competition, which was a round robin, with all teams playing each other once, was won by last years winners, Croydon Eagles.
There were two individual awards on the day, player of the tournament and hero of the tournament. The player of the tournament went to Seb from Guildford and Wavereley, who was taking part in his first Surrey Community Football event. He showed some his great skills and dribbling ability to score and create chances for his team. The hero award was for a player who always trys his best for his side and has been playing in goal for East Surrey Eagles for a couple of seasons, The award went to Nick.
The event was a great start to the season, with all teams coming together to play some great fooball and showing great togetherness, no matter what side they play for. We look forward to our first league games in a couple of weeks time.