CSS Festival ’13

Football festival helps towards a bigger goal

Hundreds of people turned out for the first ever CSS Frodsham Football Festival generating more than £2,000 towards the cost of improving local facilities.

Sixteen veteran football teams were hosted at Saltworks Football Pitches with all competing in an 11-a-side tournament on a sunny day.

Three Frodsham teams took part with the others travelling from Liverpool, Manchester and Bolton in a bid to get their name on the trophy.

‘Alder’ played fellow Liverpool outfit Sefton in the final and won 2-0 although it was a ‘close encounter’.

The event was the brainwave of local footballers Ryan Edghill and Mark Rowland, of North West Amateur Football Association (NWAFA), who are keen to make a difference by raising money to improve the town’s football facilities.

More than £2,000 was raised on the day which, together with funds that can hopefully be obtained from sporting grants, should see an improvement in the facilities for young and old.

In addition to the football, there was a funfair, a beer tent with locally produced ale on tap, children’s football activities, food and a large stage which saw six live acts perform over the course of the day.

Organiser Ryan said: “The atmosphere was energising with hundreds of members of the public attending to support a cause that directly affects so many people.

“The feedback was so positive that making Frodsham Football Festival an annual event is a certainty.”

NWAFA thanked everyone who attended, the volunteers, sponsors and sponsors including CSS, Frodsham Brewery, Kate Dodgson and KDE.

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Everyone is welcome to come down on the day and support this event with something for everyone!