The Winning Side
SRtRC Sporting Legends V Football Association of Wales XI Football Charity Match, October 25th 2013
The Welsh Campaign held their 2nd annual football charity match closing the Fortnight of Action 2013 at Taffs Well FC, which was sponsored again by Thompsons Solicitors.
The Legends took on the Football Association of Wales select team for a 2nd consecutive year hoping to overturn last season’s 3-2 loss to the FAW.
The Sporting Legends team saw the return of many of last season’s players who were out for revenge for last season’s loss. These included Andy Legg, Scott Young, Nathan Brew, Andy Gorman, Jason Trindler, Steve Jenkins and Christian Roberts.
New additions to this seasons Legends team was Kevin Cooper, Julian Alsop, Lee Jarvis, Andy Hammett, Nathan Palmer, Aron Davies, Tom Ramasut, Leon Jeanne and Lee Trundle who captained the team.
Prior to the match Andy Legg and Lee Trundle made the draw for the FAW Word Cup Semi Finals.
Over 140 people attended the match and young people took the chance to win some great prizes in the Family Activity Village. Games included Hook-A-Duck, Tin Can Alley, Football Keep-Up Challenge, Guess the Teddy Bears Name and Guess the Number of Sweets in a Jar. The village was supported by Game On Wales.
At Half Time Legends team captain Lee Trundle was awarded a SRtRC Hall of Fame award by Campaign Manager Sunil Patel for his support to the campaign in recent years.
The half time period also saw a penalty shoot-out competition with 4 young people from the crowd up against Legends keeper Jason Trindler. The winner was Sunny from Cardiff who won a pair of tickets for an upcoming Wales match at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The Sporting Legends were the overall winners on the night in a 4-2 victory. Goals were scored by Lee Jarvis, Julian Alsop and a brace from Captain Lee Trundle. FAW scorers were Daniel Gwyn Hughes and Morgan Williams.
Trundle was the man of the match on the night and was presented the SRtRC Sporting Legends Charity Match Trophy after the game by Campaign Worker Jason Webber.
The match was covered by the BBC and S4C and will feature on Sgorio (28/10/13).
SRtRC would like to thank Thompsons Solicitors for sponsoring the match, Taffs Well FC for hosting the event, everyone who came to support the match, the players and volunteers along with the FAW for making the match possible again this season.
The Sporting Legends Charity Match will return next season in 2014, follow us on Twitter @theredcardwales to be kept up to date with our work.