Charity Football Tournament Raises over £3,000


On Sunday 21st May, Feltonfleet School hosted the Matt Kendall Charity Football Tournament. This is the second year of the tournament, and involved 16 teams all representing a European Club loosely based on the 2017 Champions League. Teams paid to be a part of this competition and included players local senior schools, old boys, staff, dads and local football clubs. One team even travelled down from Birmingham.

The charity football tournament was raising money for The Matt Kendall Foundation, a small charity which is very special to the school. Matt’s father David Kendall, was Deputy Head of the school for over 30 years and was loved and well respected by pupils, teachers and staff. The charity awards financial grants to disadvantaged 16-24 years olds enabling them to achieve their potential. It was set up shortly before Matt sadly died of cancer aged just 35.

The tournament was fiercely contested with lots of excellent football on display. In the cup competition PSG (a team comprising of Dad’s Keep Fit players who train on a Wednesday night) won beating Real Madrid 3-0. (A team organised by Feltonfleet Dad, Tony Hopson).

In the plate competition, Bayern Munich (Horsley and Send Vets) beat our very own Feltonfleet Staff team (Dan Baldock, Neil Kumar, Peter Watts, Steve Falconi, Andrew Plant) 4-2.

Mr Rochford co-ordinated the event and expressed his sincere thanks to the staff who volunteered on the day. Without their help, the community day would not have been the success it was. In total, over £3000 was raised and will be used wisely and sensitively for the benefit of a number of young people.