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FITC Day A Success

18 April 2016

Children flock to WHCS to watch the U's.

Colchester United's second Football In The Community Day was a big success, with hundreds of children from across the local area coming to back the U's in the match against Peterborough United.

The day got underway with a football tournament contested by twelve packs from Colchester North District Cubs, with each side named after a Colchester United player. After two hours of football, it was Team Walker, Team Porter and Team Lee that came out on top and the winning sides got to meet their players ahead of kick-off against Posh.

A number of the cubs were also chosen to help out around the club on Saturday. We had a mini kitman, steward, photographer, match reporter and groundsman during the day and all did a great job!

See pictures from the day on Facebook.

The match also saw children who attend our term time and holiday courses welcomed to the Weston Homes Community Stadium, with players from our Development Centre teams also in attendance as we held demonstration coaching sessions on the pitch both at half time and after the weekend fixture.

At half time, we also celebrated the successes of our recent Cardio-Active programme across local schools, whilst dancers from Big Town Dance strutted their stuff on the pitch. 

The day also acknowledged Alex Wynter's contribution to Football in the Community this season, as he was presented with his PFA Community Champion award by U's Community Manager Corin Haines and the PFA's Dave Palmer.

It was a fantastic day and it was great to see so many young fans in attendance to boost the crowd at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. The planning starts now for next season’s Community Day!

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