What is Fever Pitch?
Fever Pitch is Football For Funding’s annual charity event which was set up to raise much needed funds for local charities.
Returning for the second year after it’s hugely successful 2017 debut, Fever Pitch is excited to welcome the Tottenham Hotspur Legends to this year’s event.
Hosted at Homelands, the ground of Ashford United FC, the day will kick off at 10:15am with a Kid's Training Session led by former Gillingham player and Leicester City assistant manager Steve Butler. This will be followed with an abundance of entertainment and activities including a Bubble Football Tournament, Beat The Keeper Competition, Bouncy Castle and Face Painting - culminating in the mighty Amateur All-Stars vs Tottenham Legends showpiece.
Last year's event was a massive success, raising over £13,000.00 for our nominated charities and with your help we'll be aiming high again this year!
This year we will be raising funds for The Twinkling Stars Project. The Twinkling Stars Project was set up by three sisters in memory of Blake Bassett-Rogers, to build, furnish and fund a bereavement suite at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. As well as providing ongoing support for the new Twinkling Stars Suite, the Maternity Department is planning a number of projects including the refurbishment of the Counselling Room to make it less clinical and more welcoming.
Sadly, nationally over 100 babies die each week before, during or soon after birth. Women and their families who are living with a pregnancy loss are experiencing a unique form of grief, needing physical and psychological support from diagnosis right through to post delivery.
With the addition of the new Bereavement suite and the future improvements to be made in other areas, the aim is to offer support and care in the best possible environment for those that need it.
To find out more, please visit the East Kent Hospitals Charity website by clicking here.
Who are you helping?
10:00am - Kid's Coaching Session Registration Open
10:15am - Kid's Coaching Session (60 minutes)
11:30am - Bubble Football Tournament
13:30pm - Amateur All-Stars v Tottenham Legends Warm Up
14:00pm - The Main Event - Amateur All-Stars v Tottenham Legends
16:00pm - Presentations
THE MAIN EVENT
TOTTENHAM LEGENDS v AMATEUR ALL-STARS
BEAT THE KEEPER | KID'S COACHING SESSION | MASCOT | BOUNCY CASTLE | FOOD & DRINK | LICENSED BAR | RAFFLE | SELFIES WITH CELEBS/EX PROS
| AUTOGRAPHS | FREE PARKING | CREEPY CRAWLY SHOW | FOOTBALL RODEO
AND MUCH MUCH MORE...
Tottenhams Hotspur Legends
The Tottenham Hotspur Legends are one of the most well supported charity teams in the country. With full support from the club itself, the team is jam packed of former players who have all played for the Tottenham first team. Led by 1984 UEFA Cup Winner Mark Falco, they travel up and down the country raising money for numerous charities. With regular players such as former England International Darren Anderton and double FA Cup and UEFA Cup winner Tony Galvin, the team draw crowds whenever they play. Although not shown in the squad below, former Spur Sean Davis recently made his Legend's team debut against Hastings Utd Vets.
*The current Tottenham Legends squad:
• MARK FALCO
• DAVID HOWELLS
• GARETH HOWELLS GK
• DARREN ANDERTON
• JOHN LACY
• JUSTIN EDINBURGH
• PAUL McVIEGH
• GARY DOHERTY
• STUART NETHERCOTT
• TONY GALVIN
• ANDY SINTON
• CHRIS PERRY
• DAVID KERSLAKE
• KEVIN WATSON
• LUKE YOUNG
• STEVE CLEMENCE
*Whilst we always endeavour to play our strongest Spurs Legends team, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any individual player.
Kids Coaching Session
The Kids Coaching Session will be an opportunity for children between the age of 5-15 years old to enjoy 60 minutes of football training in a fun relaxed atmosphere in a fantastic local stadium.
If you would like to sign your child up for this session then please email their name and age to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then email you a contact and consent form to fill in and return to us.
We only have a limited amount of spaces available so please register your interest quickly to grab a place. This training session, led by former Gillingham player and Leicester City assistant manager Steve Butler and another FA Qualified Coach is completely FREE, although we would love it if your child could try to raise some sponsorship too! One of our friendly event staff will be on hand before, during and after the session with a charity bucket to accept any money raised.
Could we please ask that all children with a confirmed space arrive at the ground at 10:00am latest ready for a 10:15am start.
FOOTWEAR THAT WE RECOMMEND NOT TO WEAR
In the interest of players’ safety and to prevent damage to the synthetic surface, it is recommended that players DO NOT wear the following footwear when playing on the Homelands Stadium’s 3G pitch:
All types of blades (metal and moulded)
Studded boots (metal and plastic)
Flat soled footwear and trainers
FOOTWEAR THAT WE DO RECOMMEND TO WEAR
The following footwear has been tried and tested and it is recommended as best to wear on the 3G surface:
Moulded sole boots
Players are asked to make sure their boots are clean and mud-free before coming on to the pitch.
How can I help?
We have now added our Just Giving button at the top of this page which allows you to make a donation to this year's incredible charity. As with all fundraising events, every penny counts and we would be very grateful for any donations large and small.
We are now accepting team registrations for the hilarious Bubble Football Tournament.
• Each team will be made up of five players minimum with the option of adding substitutes. (We advise you do!)
• Games will be ten minutes long with no half time. Roll on, roll off substitutes. (You'll want to use these!)
• Teams will be guaranteed at least three games (30 minutes), more if you progress. (This will feel like a lot longer!)
• We must warn you......this is a LOT of fun!
Have we mentioned that 30 minutes is a LOT of Bubble Football? This is spectacular fun but is also hard work so prepare to use your subs well and see if your team can lift this year's Bubble Football Champions Trophy!
If you would like to enter a team (or two), please email us at email@example.com to request your entry pack!
You don't have to be involved to have a great time at Fever Pitch though as we have plenty to keep you entertained! Please check the schedule for a list of main attractions but there will also be some surprises too!
Over the next week we will be updating the site with the latest news as we count down to the big day!
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