Charity Football Tournament Raises funds for Community Trust
We are delighted to share the fantastic news that the Nottingham-based 360 Recruitment’s Charity Football Tournament, held on Friday, 28th July at Powerleague Nottingham, was an overwhelming success! Football enthusiasts and supporters of the community came together to participate in a day filled with banter, friendly competition, and, most importantly, a chance to make a positive impact.
Thanks to the incredible support and generosity of all the participants and attendees, the event raised an impressive £4,000 for Nottingham Forest Community Trust. This contribution will play a crucial role in supporting the Trust’s initiatives, allowing them to continue their valuable work within the community. Nottingham Forest Community Trust is devoted to making a difference in the lives of those in need, and each pound raised will contribute to the betterment of the community they serve.
The 5-a-side tournament welcomed 12 teams from across the local area and showcased a friendly yet competitive spirit, as teams battled it out on the pitch in group stages before proceeding to either the cup or plate knockout rounds. The overall tournament was eventually won by Technical Teach Academy with the secondary plate tournament being won by Orbital.
During the afternoon, former two-time European Cup winning Nottingham Forest captain, John McGovern arrived to welcome the teams and offer words of encouragement prior to kick-off. In addition to McGovern, Nottingham Forest Academy U18 players, Faruq Smith, Archie Whitehall, Jimmy Sinclair, and Keehan Willows, were also present to watch some of the games and to meet some of the players. Their presence further highlighted the significance of community support and the positive influence of football.
Speaking after the event, Greg Tyler, Director of 360 Recruitment said, “We are absolutely thrilled with the resounding success of the tournament. It’s the first time we’ve held such an occasion and we’re really pleased with the reaction, who could have asked for more? Proceedings were kicked off by John McGovern, we had 12 fantastic teams take part and the final was eventually decided on a penalty shootout! It really was a great day.”
Greg continued, “Witnessing the community coming together, the friendly competition, and the overwhelming support for Nottingham Forest Community Trust has been great. It was an easy decision for us to donate the funds raised to the Trust, knowing that it will make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. We extend our sincerest gratitude to all the teams, players and staff who made this event such a tremendous success. Together, we have made a significant difference.”
Calum Osborne, CEO of Nottingham Forest Community Trust said, “We are deeply honoured to have been chosen as the charity of this outstanding event. The tournament showed first-hand that community spirit and the power of football can unite people for a common cause. We are incredibly proud to have had the support of such passionate individuals who came together to support us in our mission to support those who need us.”
Calum added, “The funds raised from this event will enable us to continue our vital work in the community, empowering young individuals, and creating lasting positive change. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to 360 Recruitment, all the participants, and everyone involved in making this event a tremendous success. Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of those we serve, and we are truly grateful for this unwavering support.”