Thousands raised after six-a-side football tournament

Some of the players who took part.
Some of the players who took part.

A group of energetic ladies put on their boots and battled it out during a six-a-side football tournament on Sunday.

The day was organised by Julie Sykes who has been training the group of women for the last year in preparation for the event, which was held at The Welcome Inn, Skegness and helped to raise money for the charity Macmillan.

“It was a great day, lots of fun and quite a few spectators came down too,” said Leanne Irving, a player for the White Tigers.

A total of five matches were played. Both the White Tigers and the Green Xtremes won one each, they drew two and the White Tigers were crowned the overall winners on the day.

There was also charity stalls from leg waxing, a tombola, bouncy castle, refreshments, ice cream and more, plus the sponsored tournament, which helped the group to raise about £500 on the day but it is hoped between £1,000 and £1,500 will be collected in total once everything is finalised.

“We chose Macmillan because each of us have had a family member who has had cancer or been affected by it,” said Leanne.

“It’s a charity which is close to our hearts,” she added.

The ladies put on the event last year but raised for The Butterfly Hospice and they have trained once a week since to put on Sunday’s tournament.

Skegness Town player Michael Howard refereed the match on the day.

The women of the match for each team were, Leanne Irving for the White Tigers and Emma Latham for Green Xtreme.

There was also a disco held all day and Stefan Michaels was the commentator for the event.

The group wishes to thank everyone who donated, came down on the day and The Welcome Inn.