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Huntswood and Reading FC FPA CHARITY 5-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT 2016

The Reading FC Former Players' Association (FPA) are pleased to announce the details for their second annual 5-A-Side Charity Football Tournament.

Once again the venue is 'Goals' Soccer Centre at Woodley and the date for the event is Saturday, June 11th. 1pm to 4.30pm.

Last years' winners Huntswood have kindly agreed to sponsor this year's event and, between them and the Reading FC FPA, have chosen Reading based charity Daisy's Dream and St. Lukes Hospital in Dublin as the beneficiaries of profits raised.

Steve Mills, Risk Director of Huntswood, a specialist, resourcing and consultancy company based in Abbey Street, Reading, said:
"It is Huntswood's pleasure to get involved with this event again this year. With our Head Office in the town centre and currently employing over 800 people within the local community, we recognise how much the community supports us - and we try to do as much as we can in return in terms of supporting the local community in many different ways.

Huntswood is also a keen supporter of another fantastic local charity - Daisy's Dream - who do fabulous work providing support to local children and their families affected by life threatening illness or bereavement. They will be our chosen charity to benefit from the event."

Co-organiser, former Reading FC player and vice-chairman of the FPA, George Friel, commented,
"This is the 5th year I have been running a 5-a- side tournament alongside Kate Parkinson mainly for the benefit of the Duchess of Kent House.  This year half the proceeds will be raising funds for St Lukes Hospital in Dublin who looked after my Dad during his treatment for cancer. Sadly he passed away last November.
Over the years whilst he was in Reading, my Dad raised thousands of pounds for various charities. When he moved back to Ireland in 2000 he continued fund raising this time for cancer sufferers who had to travel to St. Lukes for treatment. Little did he know he would have to do make the same journey himself.
It will be a great honour of mine to be able to raise funds to St Lukes in Dads memory".

This charity 5-a- Side Tournament is open to a maximum of 24 teams of up to 8 players each aged 18 and older (8 players includes 3 substitutes). Each team will enjoy plenty of action as after the qualifying rounds those not qualifying for the next stages will automatically be entered into a 'Plate' competition. To add to the excitement the tournament winners will have the opportunity to play a team of Former Reading FC Players at the end of the tournament as an 'exhibition' match.    

Hot and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day.

For more information, and to register your team, go to:

07 April 2016

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