The Real Soup Co. football tournament raises funds for children’s cancer charity
The Real Soup Co. was glad to sponsor the annual Risca United Football Festival.
More than 900 budding Gareth Bales strutted their stuff at Ty Isaf Park, Risca, and helped us raise funds for a children’s cancer charity.
A total of 150 sides from the local area, and as far afield as Cardiff, Swansea and Hereford, took part in the two-day event.
The under 7s to 11s played non-competitive matches on Saturday, with Cwmbran Town winning the Under 12’s league Sunday on goal difference ahead of Sebastopol.
Fleur De Lys took the Under 13’s title beating Swansea Valley side Cilybebyll in the final.
Real Soup Co. staff served Thai Chicken and Tomato and Basil soup to players and spectators over the weekend in return for a charity donation to Kids Cancer Charity Fund. A total of £156.82 was raised.
The youngsters even did the chant made popular by the Icelandic football team at Euro 2016 using the word “soup” at the end of the event.
Helen Marlton, from The Real Soup Co, said: “It was a great event and to serve as much soup as we did considering the hot weather was amazing, especially as it was for such a worthy cause.
“It’s great to link up with such a successful team and a club thriving in their new venture with their academy and we are delighted to be part of their success.”
Organiser of the event, Risca United’s Nathan O’Callaghan added: “The club are so grateful to the Real Soup Co. for helping to make this event possible.
“As a club, we want to promote healthy eating, so to have a thriving local company which provides nutritious, healthy, delicious soup as the event’s sponsor is fantastic.”