'Born Too Soon': Adult 6 a-side Charity Football Tournament 2019
Congratulations to the Target Coaches for winning the 'Born Too Soon Charity Football Cup' this year on 27th April, and to the 'Untouchables' for finishing Runners Up. The atmosphere was absolutely brilliant in spite of the windy weather and the Football itself was of a great standard. I'm sure there are a few sore legs today but considering how much we raised, it was well worth it. Thank you to the 15 teams who participated and to the volunteers who helped referee the matches, run the stalls and man the BBQ. Unfortunately this year we had one team who did not turn up on the day which meant the teams in that league were given automatic wins so that the tournament wasn’t disrupted too much. An extra thank you to Tom Radford who kindly helped set up the bouncy castle and stayed to clear up, all who donated cakes to sell, and to Nat Fleming who kindly held his own cake sale prior to the day and raised £19 towards the Charity! Our total raised for 'Born Too Soon' this year was an amazing £2305!! This figure will make a huge difference to the Kingston Hospital Neonatal Unit and we couldn't have done it without you. A reporter for The South West Londoner newspaper was present on the day covering the event and held interviews with families who have had babies benefit from the charity, including our own. We look forward to seeing you all next year!
'Born Too Soon': Adult 6 a-side Charity Football Tournament 2018
This years charity adult football tournament 'The Born Too Soon Cup' in aid of Kingston Hospitals Neonatal Unit, was yet again a huge success. We want to thank all 15 teams who entered and a massive congratulations to the Cup Winners 'Pique Blinders' and the Runners Up 'Harper United'. We also want to thank the people who volunteered their time on the day to help make a great amount of money. We are especially grateful to Pauline Woods (founder of Born Too Soon) who made an appearance at the event and came to show her support. So far we have raised £2,000 with donations still coming in. Everyone had a fun and memorable day and we are looking forward to next years event already!
'Born Too Soon': Adult 6 a-side Charity Football Tournament 2016
Our Born Too Soon Annual adult charity 6 aside football tournament 2016 took place on Sunday 24th April. The day proved to be a huge success with 7 teams on the day. Each team played in a league format, then into the quarter finals, semi finals then the main event the Final. The standard once again was very high with every team giving their all. This years final was played between Target Older coaches V Toyota FC with Toyota winning in the end by 3 goals to 1. The day also had a fantastic atmosphere with support from many friends and family members cheering on the side lines. The cake sale run by one of daughters from Molesely Mavericks FC was a huge success raising over £100 and the Target Cafe made £160 on the day. Once all donations and entry fees were calculated the final amount raised on the day was £900!!!. A big thank you to everyone who made the day so wonderful, your kindness I'm sure will go along way to supporting our fantastic charity Born too Soon and the wonderful work they do. Michael Branch & Abigail Fogg.
'Born Too Soon': Adult 5 a-side Charity Football Tournament 2014
This year’s charity adult 5 aside football tournament in aid of ‘Born Too Soon’ took place on April 26th at Raynes Park Sports Ground. We had 12 teams enter this year which we split into three leagues. The winning teams from each league then went into the semi-finals plus the best placed runner up across the three leagues. Both semi-finals were tight games with both Target Sports Coaching teams making it through to the final. In the final the younger Target coaches team (Target Tots) started the stronger but the older coaches team (Target Ball Teasers) managed to keep them at bay. The game then turned on its head with Target Ball Teasers scoring three quick break away goals. The second half was much the same with Target Ball Teasers allowing the Tots to have possession and then catching them on the break, scoring two more goals. The Tots then fought back scoring three goals late on but was not enough to stop Target Ball Teasers who became the tournament winners. The day as a whole had a great atmosphere with lots of friends & family coming along to support the players. The weather was fantastic and there was a high standard of matches throughout. We managed to raise a £1000 which included team entry fees, generous individual donations and profits from the Target Cafe which will help support what is a great Charity. A big thank you to all who attended and help make the day a great success. We look forward to next year’s tournament which will hopefully be bigger and raise even more money for ‘Born Too Soon’.
'Born Too Soon': Adult 5 a-side Charity Football Tournament 2012
On 20th October 2012 Target Sports Coaching held an adult 5 a-side football tournament for parents of the children who attend our coaching courses. It was held at Raynes Park Sports Ground between 1 - 6pm and was attended by over 200 people and 14 teams were entered (including a Target coaches team) in order to help raise funds for 'Born Too Soon'. The charity provides state of the art equipment and special touches for families whose babies are either born premature or ill at Kingston Hospital Neonatal Unit, and can help make life easier during such a frightening time. The chosen charity is extremely close to our hearts as our daughter Georgia (pictured above) was born 10 weeks early weighing just 2lb 14oz. She is now doing amazingly well with no signs of her premature entrance to this world.
We wanted a way of thanking the staff and neonatal unit for all their help we received and thought a fundraiser through a football tournament would be a great way to do so. The day raised over £1,500 and everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A children's bouncy castle, an inflatable speed cage & Target Cafe were also running on the day, where all takings were put towards to final total raised. We would like to thank everybody who was involved on the day, and a special thank you to all the volunteers who helped us make the occasion memorable and a huge success.