CCST ran a football tournament as part of the FOA Grants in Wales.
Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust were one of the Fortnight of Action Grants 2014 recipients and ran a football five-a-side competition on the 19th October during the FOA launch weekend. The aim of the tournament was to bring community and faith groups from all over Cardiff together to celebrate friendship through football and to raise money for Ty Hafan.
The Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust and Show Racism the Red Card’s community five-a-side competition was won by Elite 7, a team from Grangetown and Butetown. In a tight match they beat Clwb Cymric 1 – 0.
Twenty teams from across Cardiff played in the tournament which was also sponsored by Co-Operative Cymru/Wales. Through sponsorship and donations £900 was raised for Ty Hafan.
The teams involved included those from the Bengali, Somali, Yemeni, Jewish and Indian communities, the Blue Dragons (Cardiff LGBT team) and Ty Hafan Fathers Group.
Trust Chair, Tim Hartley, said, “It was great to be able to bring together men and women from very different backgrounds to make friends and raise money for a very good cause. Thanks to everyone who took part in what was a great day of football. ”The competition was won by Elite 7. In a tight match they beat Clwb Cymric 1 – 0.
Our campaign worker for Wales said: “The tournament was a huge success bringing many different communities together in a competitive but fun occasion. All participants had a fantastic day taking part in the tournament showing their support for anti-racism.”
For more information about our Fortnight of Action Grants Click HERE.