24 Hour Charity Football Match Success
- Published: Monday, 16 January 2017 10:47
All thanks to Mr. Rodgers and eighty-five pupils who this last weekend completed a 24 hour charity fund-raising football match in support of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. This non-stop football event began at 4pm on Friday 13 January, finishing 24 hours later at 4pm on Saturday 14 January.
Both local clubs Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday supported the event. SUFC provided a ‘speed-gun’ to measure the pupil's ‘shot speed’ and SWFC sent two of their Academy players - Matthew Penny and Warren Clarke.
Other thanks must go to Dominos Pizzas on Ecclesall Road who donated pizza for all the players on Friday night and Morrisons supermarket in Broomhill for donating bacon butties on Saturday morning. Sincere thanks to both organisations for supporting the players with much needed food throughout the event.
All of the pupils were absolutely outstanding but particular and special thanks must go to those 13 pupils – you know who you are - who played almost solidly from 7am to 4pm on Saturday. An absolutely tremendous effort for what was this final 9 hour non-stop stint!
Quite incredibly given that this was a 24 hour football match the final result was decided by just 2 goals. The yellow team were victors over the blue team by 235 goals to 233.