Sports News Article
Published: 16th August 2010
Berkhamsted Raiders graced the Wembley turf on Thursday 12th August at the FA McDonald’s National Football Festival. Berkhamsted Raiders Under 10s were selected to represent Hertfordshire at the Festival and lived the ”Wembley Dream” with over 50 teams and 700 boys and girls from across the country.
The youngsters enjoyed an action packed day of coaching and mini-tournaments plus a special appearance from 1966 World Cup hero, Sir Geoff Hurst MBE. In the morning, the children received expert tuition from McDonald’s/FA qualified community coaches and McDonald’s Head Coach, Eric Harrison, the former Manchester United Youth Team Coach.
In the afternoon, Raiders participated in a mini soccer game on the Wembley pitch, winning 3-0, thanks to goals from Luke Durrant, Jude-Clark Regamey and Tommy Wieksza. Raiders Under 10s Manager, Tim Allen, said: “It was a great day for the boys, playing on the grass that Rooney and Gerrard had graced the night before. Maybe one day, a few of our boys will be back there playing for England!”
Full squad: Louis Allen, Ben Hunt, Harley Roberson, James Whittle, Tom Aston, Jack Waterman, Will Foley, James Kennedy, Will Bisney, Tommy Wieksza, Oliver Burchnall, Luke Durrant, Joe Drury, Jude-Clark Regamey
The National Football Festival is organised by McDonald’s, The FA’s Community Partner, and The FA. It forms part of the McDonald’s community football programme which involves sponsoring over 4,500 local football clubs and coaching over one million children.
For more information about Berkhamsted Raiders Community Football Club and a direct link to their website please see listings for Berkhamsted Raiders under Youth Organisation in the Info Berkhamsted business directory.