Another 24 Hours

June 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A06MCP_S24W_0085 As some of you will know I have a long standing association with Street Soccer Academy.  Check them out.  If you can support them financially, or even better, by getting involved, then do so! 

 

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Last Friday and Saturday they hosted Soccer 24, the premier fundraiser for the Academy.  While it's just another 24 hours for some, for the Academy it's a life-changing one.  The blood sweat, tears and funds generated through Soccer 24 provides a cash injection towards the vital work the Academy does in supporting vulnerable adults in a holistic way across their lives.  Previously there's been two Soccer 24's held each year.  This year, in a brave move, the two events were condensed into one, ambitiously aiming for the combined fundraising total in one event. A06MCP_S24W_0093

 

 

 

 

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The other new feature was that two sponsor businesses took on the daunting task of providing players for the rep squad to play the 24 hours and raise a ton of cash in the process.  No mean feat any time.  Anyone who knows me knows that I've competed in 3 Soccer 24's now as a rep squad member and one as a photographer.  It's a huge thing to be a part of!

 

 

 

 

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The radio commentary team from FC United Manchester were also on hand to attempt a Guinness World Record for the longest ever football commentary.  They were well stocked with supplies and ready for a long shift.

 

 

 

 

 

I played my smallest role this year as photographer for the first two matches generating some promotional images from the event.

 

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You can see the full gallery here.


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