Boro players, fans and staff alike enjoyed a great evening of entertainment last night in a charity FIFA 13 Xbox tournament to raise money for the club’s community trip to Kenya.
Over £250 was raised during the event in the Broadhall Suite which gave fans the opportunity to pit their skills against the likes of Greg Tansey, Lucas Akins, Matt Ball, Bondz N’Gala and Steve Arnold, who all took part in the tournament.
A dramatic end to the evening saw James Edwards’ Ivory Coast take the title with a 3-2 win after scoring an injury time winner over Russell Baker’s 10-man Italy in the final.
Alex Tunbridge, Head of Community, comments, “The FIFA tournament was enjoyed by all and I’d like to thank everyone who took part and made the night a great success, especially the players who enjoyed their evening interacting with fans. Indeed such was the success of the evening that we are likely to hold a similar event later in the year.
“The funds generated will go towards the trip in May to Nakuru in Kenya, where our team will be helping with teaching, cooking, construction and, of course, football coaching. In addition to our work in Kenya, the funds generated will work towards creating more opportunities in and around Stevenage for disabled children. We intend to create the club’s first disability team which will give youngsters in the area the chance to get into a variety of sports. This work will help to continue the legacy of last year’s Paralympics.”
Stevenage FC in the Community is also hosting two further fundraising events for Kenya next month. A charity golf tournament
is taking place at Manor of Groves golf course on Wednesday 10th April and a Race Night
is being held on Friday 12th April at the Broadhall Suite.