04 Mar TOWN REPRESENTED IN FA PEOPLE’S CUP
The Town Foundation’s Active Ability Team represented Huddersfield Town in the 2019 FA People’s Cup.
The FA People’s Cup is England’s largest and most inclusive small-sided competition, which this year has seen over 27,000 players take part in.
A team from the Town Foundation entered into the First Round of the competition, which was set up like a mini-tournament with four teams competing in two groups.
The Town Foundation side was made up of participants from the Wednesday Central Stars sessions (6.30pm-7.30pm) and the Thursday Football Session (12.30pm-2pm), although the players hadn’t played together before.
The competition got off to a tricky start as the Foundation side was beaten 3-1 by Greetland Goldstars in the first game. However, the players responded excellently to beat Pinfold Pumas.
The final group game was against last year’s winners, Danby Rovers, which the Foundation team drew 0-0 after a strong, battling performance. Results went the Town Foundation’s way, which meant they qualified for the Play-Offs.
Shelley Creative Minds was the opponent in the Semi-Final, a side that included a number of players from some of the Town Foundation’s sessions. Shelley won the game 4-3, which meant Town were knocked out of the competition.
However, the day ended on a high with the Town Foundation side finishing in third place beating Danby Rovers FC (a different side to the one they played earlier in the day) 7-0!
Following the tournament, the Town Foundation’s Disability Co-Ordinator, Isaac Keighley, commented:
“It was a brilliant day with some really competitive matches. This team seems to be getting stronger and stronger and keeps impressing me in every game it plays.
“We are back into the Ability Counts League on Sunday 10 March so hopefully we will keep progressing, ready to be competitive in this league.
“All the players performed admirably, but a special mention should go to Jamie who played in defence for us today – he has been a regular in the games we have played, and I thought today was the best he has played for us. However, everyone played well!”
If you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved, please contact Isaac Keighley via email on Isaac.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07741671067.