Today marked the official launch of SANDS United Cardiff, as we welcomed a SANDS All-star team down to Tremorfa Park to help mark the special occasion.
An ever growing number of players turned out for Cardiff today, and after a very professional warm up on the field, it was back to the changing rooms for a bit of quiet refection for the boys and a chance to gather our thoughts.
After another attempt at a sing song, with a very emotive rendition of “Hey Jude”, it was an honour for the SANDS United boys to be presented with their official match day shirts by SANDS United Founder Rob Allen, who set the first team up in Northampton. We are all eternally grateful for him and his fellow players from Northampton, Stockport, and Bristol for coming over to join us on the day.
Whilst the main emphasis of what this team is all about will be the togetherness and support off the pitch the lads show each other, on the pitch the large crowd in attendance were spoilt to some great football. Some excellent attacking play, last ditch defending, midfield masterclasses and some class goal keeping all keeping the fans entertained.
The 8 goal thriller saw some great goals, with maybe some better than other. However it included a Wonder strike from SANDS United Cardiff’s midfield maestro Rikki. The Tremorfa pitch claiming the assist.
A great match, and a great day all round. Thanks to all who helped make today such a special and memorable occasion for us all.
All the boys, playing with their Angels names across their hearts did them proud.
It’s back to Training for SANDS United Cardiff on Wednesday, back at USW in Trefforest. Next matches are then the Charity Champions League on Saturday 29th June, before our next Casuals League match up v Thornhill Legends the day after.
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