May 2018 Homeless Football Tournament - Abbey All-Weather Pitch.
Sun 20th May 2018 at 11.00 - 20.00
The Tommy McClafferty Cup - Annual Event - 5 a side Footie. Organisers - Mike Smith with Linked In. Volunteers needed.
Come and support the enthusiastic teams and their organisations !
The Abbey Sports Centre astro turf area, behind the pool, Newmarket Road, Cambridge is a great site - our thanks go to the City Council for donating their space for the day. First Aiders are always on site plus the Pool attendants - with charged mobile phones ready to call an ambulance. Toilets in the pool building nearby.
Rotary Banners and signs will show the way and we hope many spectators will come to enjoy the event.
Helpers arrived 9am
Registration started at 11am and kit is claimed.
The Referees get everyone well warmed up.
Refreshments available for players & helpers throughout.
Play starts at 1pm - come and cheer the 60+ plucky players !
Background to Event.
Rotarians heard about the Homeless World Cup at a Rotary conference and decided to arrange a local tournament in Cambridge.
When Tommy McLafferty died homeless on the streets of Cambridge in 2009, friends who had met him there decided that the event (a 5-a-side football tournament) should carry his name. because of his love of the game and the time he spent as a successful coach with the Scottish giants Celtic.
Amazingly, the Player of our 2010 Tournament went on to Captain the England team at the Homeless World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.