Posted on: Friday 30 November 2018
A charity football match which saw a team from Torfaen Council take on colleagues from the Emergency Services has raised over £200 for the #WhiteRibbon Campaign and Torfaen Womens Aid.
Staff from across the council and emergency services formed mixed teams for the match at Cwmbran Stadium to raise funds for both charities.
After a tightly fought game, full of spectacular goalkeeping prowess, one touch passing, skills and high energy, the emergency services came away with the win, beating Torfaen 4 –1.
Leader of Torfaen Council Anthony Hunt, along with fellow councillors Fiona Cross, Kelly Preston, Joanne Gauden and David Daniels all played in the match.
Representing Croesyceiliog School on the day, pupil Darcy Barry coached the Torfaen team, taking them through a pre-match warm up and took charge of tactics and substitutions from the dugout.
Croesyceiliog School’s girls under 13 team has recently won the regional EFL Trust cup.
Helping to organise the event, Kate Williams, the council’s equalities, cohesion and community safety manager said, “Thank you so much to everyone that has supported the White Ribbon Campaign, especially those taking part in the charity football match. We are looking forward to the re-match next year!”
The White Ribbon campaign is still in full swing and you are able to purchase white ribbons and other related merchandise from Pontypool Civic Centre reception at a cost of £1 each.