Oct. 11, 2018
On the 6th of October, the first #EduFootyAid football match occurred. Over 40 teachers from 35 different schools travelled to the small village of Lanchester, County Durham, to take part in this momentous charity match in aid of Mind. The game compromised of The North East Elite vs The UK All-Stars. A generous crowd of over spectators cheered on the teachers as they fought for the inaugural #EduFootyAid crown.
The North East Elite led the game from the word go, scoring two goals in the first five minutes and adding a third before the half-time whistle blew. It looked like the North East Elite already had complete dominance over the game, until the UK All-Stars pulled it back to 3-2. However, despite their late push for an equaliser. Could the UK All-Stars pull the game around and win?
The UK All Stars couldn’t keep up the pressure and the North East Elite scored another goal, making the final score 4-2. What a nail-biting game this turned out to be!
However, the real winners on the day were Mind, the country’s leading mental health charity. The event was hoping to raise £2,000 but managed to raise a staggering £5,000. A large proportion of the money was generated from a raffle, which included items donated from Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham and Sunderland Football clubs. Additionally, The Striker boy campaign, (who organised the event) donated an additional cheque of £10,000 for Mind.
This event was only made possible thanks to generous sponsorship from a range of educational suppliers, namely; TES, Groupcall, Think-IT, 2Simple, The Literacy Shed, and Primary PE Passport. If you are a teacher and would be interested in playing in future #EduFootyAid events, visit www.strikerboy.com