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Guildford Mayor Launches Charity Football Tournament

Published on: 20 Apr, 2024
Updated on: 22 Apr, 2024

The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Masuk Miah, with boys from the under 13 cup-winning team in the Surrey Primary League. The Mayor is wearing an England shirt signed by footballer, Stuart Pearce, and holding a signed Chelsea football. Both are to be auctioned as part of this fundraising event.

The Mayor of Guildford Masuk Miah says he is thrilled to announce the upcoming adult charity football tournament taking place on Sunday, June 2. The tournament aims to raise funds for the Mayor’s charity of the year, The Fountain Centre.

Teams from all walks of life have been invited to sign up for this inclusive six-a-side adult tournament; men’s, women’s, and walking football teams are all encouraged to register and compete for the Mayor’s Cup and Mayor’s Plate.

To ensure a diversity of entries, squads of up to ten players are being encouraged to join the competition. Teams are encouraged to secure their spot early to avoid disappointment. Click here to register.

The event kicks off at 10 am at Stoughton Recreation Ground, the home of Guildford City Boys and Girls FC. It will culminate with the champion’s ceremony, finishing at 3 pm.

This event is about more than just football. It’s a celebration of community. Alongside the exhilarating matches, family and friends can enjoy a range of family-friendly activities:

  • Chelsea FC Foundation will be on hand to take budding footballers through their paces;
  • climb aboard a fire engine and chat with Surrey Fire and Rescue firefighters;
  • for kids bursting with energy there’ll be a bouncy castle; and
  • creative face painting.

The money raised will help the Fountain Centre continue supporting cancer patients and their loved ones through a cancer diagnosis.

Mayor Masuk Miah

The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Masuk Miah said: “This tournament not only provides an opportunity for friendly competition, but it also allows us to come together as a community and make a positive impact for a great cause.”

The Fountain Centre is an independent charity located within the Royal Surrey Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital. The charity provides emotional and holistic support, information and signposting, both online and face-to-face for patients and their family.

The Mayor continued: “Even if football’s not your game, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The festivities will also include a mouth-watering BBQ, delicious Indian food, and a beer tent offering a selection of beverages.

“I’m so grateful to Guildford City Boys and Girls FC for hosting the tournament and Martin Grant Homes for its generous sponsorship of the whole event.”

The Mayor has previously worked with people who now volunteer with Guildford City Boys and Girls FC.  Many years ago, he used to organise a very successful annual charity football tournament in Burpham, so has a personal.

The same people had offered to help him organise an event at Stoughton Recreation Ground, which is the GCBGFC’s home ground, so it was an obvious choice!

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