CHESTER-BASED football team Crossway FC are urging footballers across the region to join their annual charity seven-a-side football tournament and help them achieve a £7,000 fundraising milestone.

The club has two teams in the Chester and District Football League and is preparing to host the tournament for the 19th consecutive year having raised £6,500 for a variety of local, national and international charities during that time.

This year’s competition will take place at the Cheshire County Sports Club in Chester on Saturday, June 15 and organisers are hoping to secure a record turnout to help raise money for this year’s chosen charities – Claire House Children’s Hospice and The Light Project.

Tournament organiser and Crossway FC first team captain, Jon Park, said: “We already have 17 teams signed up for this year’s tournament but we’re hoping to get 24 or possibly 28 to help us raise as much money as possible for the two charities.

“The tournament this year will be bigger and better than ever and we really want it to be an event for all the family, so we’re encouraging players to bring along their partners and children and we’ll have a barbecue, a raffle, bouncy castle, face painting and even an ice cream van to keep people entertained on the day.”

To secure a place at the tournament, teams are required to complete a short player registration form and pay a £10 deposit towards the full entry fee of £75 (the full balance is payable on the day).

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Crossway FC is an FA Charter Standard Club based in Chester and also runs a children and youth football coaching scheme, working in partnership with Link Up.

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