AFC Wimbledon 5-aside Charity Mums’/Recreational Tournament – 9th September 2017

On Saturday 9th September, the Crawley Old Girls (COGs) set off to Kingston to play in AFC Wimbledon Foundation’s Mums’/Recreational Charity 5-aside Tournament, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Before the short journey to Kingsmeadow, a good breakfast was in order, at Tilgate Bakery, where owner Jane Kirkham organised coffee and bacon rolls before setting off!  Caffeine and carbs are good for pre-match we heard……

With 2 Leagues and 9 teams playing, COGs Black and COGs Red enjoyed some good games, winning, losing, drawing and playing some excellent passing football.  It was great to be able to see some of our more experienced players join in the Tournament, as it wasn’t just for beginners this time.


The aim of the Tournament was to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and to help in doing that, thanks were given to Rachel Pavlou from the FA, who arranged for a signed Lioness’ shirt to be donated for the raffle.   The link, if anyone wants to donate, is here:

After the group games and the semi-finals, AFC Wimbledon and Met. Police reached the Final. Congratulations go to Met. Police on winning the Cup.

It was great to see AFC Wimbledon’s First Team players Jon Meades and Darius Charles attend the Tournament, before the League 2 game vs. Portsmouth.  Other Foundation activities were also organised before the game, with Emma O’Connor co-ordinating the day’s events. Well done, Emma!  We’re not sure if Emma is being Superman in this photo or whether she’s auditioning for the Sound of Music!


9 teams and over 55 women enjoyed a fantastic afternoon playing football!

We’re now looking forward to our next Tournament, which is a chance for beginners, over 30, to play.  The Iconic “Match Fit” Tournament is being run by the Canterbury Old Bags, in October. We can’t wait!