Thousands raised for WaterAid at football fundraiser

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Thousands raised for WaterAid at football fundraiser

It was goals galore as footballers from across Thames Water took to the pitch for the annual five-a-side charity fundraiser.

Almost £3,000 was raised for WaterAid as part of the competition, which was held at the end of October with 24 teams battling it out at Goals Soccer Centre in Reading.

A staggering 439 goals were scored throughout the day, with most teams adopting the ‘attack is the best form of defence’ mentality.

The 24 teams were divided into three leagues, before the top teams got put into the cup competition, with the bottom teams competing for the plate trophy.

In a pretty one-sided final, Water Reg Wanderers won the cup against Tekkerslovakia 5-2, and in the much more even plate trophy, Lads on Tour beat WMS 7-6.

Michael Phillips, who organised the tournament, said: “I would just like to say a huge thank you to all those who entered the tournament, and for helping Thames Water work towards its target of raising £2million for WaterAid.

“All of the money raised will help those who don’t have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and I look forward to seeing all of the players at next year’s event.”

With money still coming in, the total stood at £2,976 as Source went to press, and for more information or to donate, visit

(Pictures - above, the Water Reg Wanderers and below, plate winners Lads on Tour)

Thousands raised for WaterAid at football fundraiser