Stamford College’s bubble of Football Development 2nd year students teamed together to organise a covid-safe event to raise funds and awareness for the Bobby Moore Foundation battling bowel cancer, whilst also gaining key experience for the events planning unit of their course.
Students were invited to wear a football shirt of their choice and take part in an array of different sponsored, sporting challenges throughout the day. Students across Sport and Public services didn’t disappoint with an array of football shirts, Nigeria, Motherwell, Chapecoense, Watford, Leicester, Tottenham, Stamford and Peterborough.
The day started with 3 challenges, the Basketball team had to score 3 point shots and collate 150 points, they did this in 25 minutes and continued onto 201, completing the task in 39 Minutes. With a total of 67 3 pointers, hotshot on the day was Lewis Philips who bagged 14 successful throws!
The other two challenges were outside and included a 10 mile relay run around the Zeeco stadium pitch which was completed quickly in teams of 5, this involved 74 laps at 220 metres a lap, some of these runners then went outside to join in the Cross Bar challenge group who were aiming to hit the woodwork 100 times in under an hour. They managed 74 successful strikes with marksman Josh Foreman hitting 19 !!!.
The morning progressed and Football Tennis indoor and outdoor competitions began with 16 competitors in each competition to allow for Covid numbers indoors not to be exceeded, this culminated in a final outside and Josh Hutton and Sam Ogden coming out the 2v2 Champions.
After a much needed Lunch the players came back into small sided games outdoors and indoors a Hiit Session with Borderville Fitness Instructor Danielle, this saw some aching muscles, tired legs but still smiles.
To finish the day on a high the group had a spinning session with our own Caz Dalby and this involved some more tired legs but the football team’s music, Sweet Caroline, kept them going with a spirited sing along.
The day was a roaring success considering the conditions it was planned under and facilities available but the efforts and enjoyment was evident across the department, in total students raised £133.65 for the Bobby Moore Foundation.