Team spirit raises money for charity

Team spirit raises money for charity

CHAMPIONS: Winners Lemondownski with Kim and Paul Coombs

TROPHY: Kim Coombs and Mark Brown with Dinxsy's boot 2014

TEAM SPIRIT: Semi-finalists Random Name and Lemondownski with Kim, Paul and mascots Tag and Jess

MEMORIES: Event reminders

First published in News

AN ANNUAL football tournament celebrating the life of a Barry teenager has raised £500 for charity.

The fixture, remembering David ‘Dinxsy’ Coombs, raised the sum for Macmillan Nurses, the British Heart foundation, Cerebra and various animal charities.

Bantabus took on Lemondownski and Last Chance Saloon took on Random Name in the semi-finals with Lemondownski and Random Name winning through to the final.

Lemondownski , won this year’s Dinxsy’s Boot trophy, by a penalty.

David’s mum and event organiser, Kim Coombs said: “All the teams played very well and in the manner of the tournament all played with great sportsmanship. I would like to mention a young side who played for the first time in Dinxsy's tournament, they called themselves BSG. They played extremely well not losing a game and only lost out getting to the semi final by one goal difference. They should be very proud of themselves.

“Special thanks go to Michelle Hunt a very good friend who even though she was due to catch a flight came along to get us started and roped others in to help to make sure we were ready on time. Another gem who we could not manage without is Eryl Underdown, she helps us organize this tournament from start to finish and took charge of the raffle on the day.

Once again David's grandparents manned the barbecue - they are priceless. We very much appreciate all the help we get from family and friends, to keep this tournament going. Our thanks also to the council for allowing us to use the pitches and the wonderful groundsmen who put up the posts and marked the pitches. Our referees this year were David's dad Paul, Paul Olsen, Andy Parfitt and Rob Jones who also helped out with nets and balls.

“As usual it was a great day and very well supported and enjoyed by all.”

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