Charity football match raises money for Women's Aid
A charity football match between police teams to draw
attention to Domestic Abuse Awareness week has raised more than
£230 for Basildon Women’s Aid.
Rochford reclaimed the Silent Victim trophy with a 2-1
victory over colleagues from Canvey in a closely contested match at
Canvey Football Club’s Park Lane ground. It was the third
year the club had generously allowed the ground and facilities to
be used for the match.
As well as raising funds the game helped spotlight national
Domestic Abuse Awareness Week and was one of a number of
profile-raising events held throughout Canvey, Rochford and
Each team went into the match with a win apiece from two
previous games. Rochford were quickly into their stride, going into
a two-nil lead before Canvey pulled one back. All the goals
came in the first half.
Pc Christos Ryan, skipper of the victorious Rochford team said:
“It was a close run thing but I think that we just had a little bit
more in our locker. We’re chuffed to have regained the trophy
and to have done so in aid of a very good cause.”
Pc Anthony Sharman, captain of the Castle Point team, added:
“We’re disappointed not to have held onto the trophy but we were
not disgraced and look forward to regaining it next year.”
The game was organised by the Rochford and Castle Point Domestic
Abuse Panel and supported by the Community Safety Partnerships for
the respective districts.