Women’s Football Charity Tournament- Student guest post

On Wednesday 6th march, the University of Gloucestershire’s Women’s Football Club ran a 5 a side tournament for charity. We didn’t let the rain dampen our spirits as we all came together to support and raise money for two of our alumni who have both unfortunately recently been diagnosed with forms of cancer.

With an outstanding 26 entrants into our “AlwaysABlue” 5-a-side tournament, we were overwhelmed by the unity shown by our university and couldn’t be happier to be part of such a community.   As community engagement and fundraising officer for the club, the organisation of the whole tournament was my responsibility, from the teams entry, fixture list, groups and pitches to organising referees and volunteers. The prior marketing planning as well as the unbelievable enthusiasm shown by our volunteers ensured the day ran smoothly and that it was a huge success- showing exactly what UoG students are capable of when they pull together for a good cause.

As matches were played, players and supporters alike were jubilant, demonstrating that blue and blue love we never fail to show. The sun checked in with us throughout the day, leaving us in the responsibility of some strong wind and rain but we battled through to eventually crown Rugby Union as the first ever “AlwaysABlue” winners.

We never imagined the event to be as successful as it was and only have those who joined us in creating a memory Dani and Laura will cherish for a long time to thank. So, thank you to everyone for participating and supporting two girls our club will never stop showing love for. Once a blue, always a blue.


Katie Christopher- L5 Physical Education and Coaching Student

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