It's the time of year when the trophies are handed out and although our first team finished their season a few weeks ago football has most certainly not stopped at Sutton United or for our various teams playing in a wide range of competitions.
On 10th June the Sutton United Community Teams visited the Fulham Training Ground in New Malden after being invited by our Surrey FA Football For All friends; Surrey Blues FC. Sutton United and Surrey Blues have built up a nice friendship and it was fantastic to join them for a mini tournament in such great surroundings.
There was super football played by all of the teams with Sutton United Hunters Aniks Sunil, Harry Philips and Matt Evans playing some great stuff. The Sutton U's team again showed great team spirt and had the lively young 16 year-old striker Tommy Campbell looking very impressive once again. Sutton United A team were warming up for the Irish FA George Best Community Cup in Belfast later in June and played some good football, with Ryan Ford now playing in goal making some impressive saves.
The mini tournament came down to the final with the Sutton United team being selected from amongst all of our teams and it was Sutton who won the Cup with a 3-0 win in the final, with two goals from teenage goal scoring sensation Tommy Campbell and a goal from the impressive Joe Hales.
The week previously the U's celebrated beating Bracknell to the Surrey FA Mens' 60+ walking football league.
The sport was designed to help older men who want to keep fit or try football as an activity and there are games every Wednesday, from 10.30 to 11.30am, at Sutton Sports Village.
Surrey FA has asked Sutton United to take on the management of the sessions and coach Steve King is pleased with how the game is growing. “Sutton United has got a large community program and we're expanding all the time,” he said. “Surrey FA asked us to take over the walking football and numbers are growing, it's a really fantastic time to get involved."
For further information on how to get involved, contact Rob Hardy, Sutton United community officer at email@example.com or call 07881 505961.
At the opposite end of the age spectrum many of our girls and boys teams have also been celebrating as the tournament season gets under way. We would like to congratulate the following teams on their successes:-
- SUFC Under-12 boys on being crowned champions of the Surrey Youth League Premier Elite division.
- The all-conquering SUFC Under-9 boys, winning their 10th prize of the season by winning 8 games out of 8 at the 2017 NPL Tournament, having also just won the CB Hounslow United tournament.
- SUFC Under-11 boys, successful at the annual Brockham tournament, also with 8 wins out of 8. At the same tournament our Under-10 and Under-12 boys also reached their respective age-group finals.
- SUFC Under-11 boys again, who also won the Carshalton Athletic under-11s tournament.
- SUFC Under-11 girls, matching the boys by winning the Worthing Town tournament.
We have also been hosting a few tournaments on the 3G. Congratulations to Cheam Park Farm School on winning the Sutton Schools FA Year 4&5 tournament and also to runners-up Westbourne Primary School.
We were also pleased to host the first of what we all hope will be an annual Charity Football Tournament with Tesco, which took place on Sunday June 4th as a 7-a-side, 10 team, tournament, including 6 teams from Tesco South East UK stores.
The day featured Along a team of Lookalikes including Mrs Brown, Pamela Anderson, Harry Hill, Simon Cowell, Rory McIroy, Jamie Vardy, The Wealdstone Raider & Gordon Strachan, alongside a team of Celebrity Chefs including Andi Walker -MasterChef Professionals finalist 2015, Josh Donachie – MasterChef Professionals Finalist 2015, James Villiers – MasterChef Professionals 2016 Semi-Finalist, Mark Stinchcombe -MasterChef Professional Semi-Finalist, Wayne Sullivan – MasterChef Professionals 2016 Semi-Finalist & Greg Lackey of MasterChef & Culinary Genius Finalist 2017.
There were also two Celeb FC teams including UK Garage music legends MC Kie & DJ Pied Piper, Big Brother Winner 2016 Jason Burrill & Big Brother 2014 Housemate Marlon Wallen, Rob Lamarr from Channel 5 SuperCasino, and TV presenters Michael Kurn & Kiri Bloore .
Everyone who took part was volunteering their time, not only to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK but also, to raise awareness of the work Celeb FC do around the UK and the great new Community Initiative from Tesco New Malden, supporting Surrey based small Charities.
The Tournament was split into 2 Groups;
Group 1 being:- New Malden Maulers, Blewisham, Beckys Bromley Boozers, Team Lookalikes & Celeb FC Gold Stars
Group 2 was:- The Misfits, Sutton Superstars, Woolwich Wanderers, Team Celeb Chefs & Celeb FC Allstars
The Celeb FC All Stars lifted the Winners Trophy.
Thanks go to the Sponsors of the event:-
- HTC Van Rental – Team Lookalikes Kit
- DGC Vehicle Rental – Team CelebChefs Kit
- EV2 Sportswear – Celeb FC Gold Stars Kit
- Creams – Celeb FC All Stars Kit
- Tesco New Malden – Water
- 1v1 Footballs & Essex Driver Training – Celeb FC branded Match Balls
- Dan Eicke Photography – Official Event Sports Photographer
- Rocoja Limited – All Media for the event including Social Media & Website
To find out more about Celeb FC, please email info@CelebFC.co.uk