A FOOTBALL tournament should raise around £4,000 for a 12-year-old Seaford boy who has a rare cancer with no known cure.
The event attracted 30 teams with 240 players to the Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford held on Saturday August 25 to support Rhys Watkins.
Organiser Kevin Brooker had the idea of the tournament on July 12 when Rhys’ father Trevor broke the news about the seriousness of his condition.
A strong organising committee was formed where a massive effort secured all of the teams, significant advertising revenue in the program, and many raffle prizes from local businesses, all in just four weeks.
Brighton and Hove Albion FC and Southampton FC also got involved by donating signed shirts.
Chyngton Youth Academy of Arts and Drama were the main sponsors, but significant contributions from Seaford Town FC, Premier Utd and Eastbourne Borough FC bolstered the sum collected.
One of the organising committee Stephen Bacic said: “The tournament is raising money for Rhys and his family to spend as they wish.
“They want Rhys to do as many fun things as possible and this money will help towards that.’’
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