Emmaus Cambridge Football Tournament
Organised by Mark, Deputy Manager in Training at Emmaus Cambridge, the community got together with other local Emmaus communities to hold a football tournament on 4th May 2014. Games involved 5/6 players a side, and lasted 12 minutes per half. A hearty traditional English breakfast was served at the Cambridge community to the St Albans and Emmaus Village Carlton players who joined us before heading over to the Cambridge Regional College Sports Centre to begin the games.
St Albans and Cambridge played first followed by the Carlton A and B teams playing each other, and then Carlton A against St Albans. A strong competitive spirit arose from the first whistle, but the games were mostly clean and no serious injuries gained! The St Albans team started strongly, as well as the Carlton A team, but Cambridge came back fighting with keen strategic playing. The resulting winners based on goals were St Albans, with Cambridge coming second, Carlton A third and Carlton B fourth.
All players were invited to congregate back at the Cambridge community for a hearty lunch after their exertions, and the trophies were duly presented by Mark. Enjoyed by all, a rematch is on the cards in the not too distant future!
Many Cambridge companions enjoy playing football and the next event for the team will be the Tommy McLafferty Cup involving teams from local charities such as Jimmy's Nightshelter and Wintercomfort against a team from the police.