Wally’s 5-A-Side 2014

wallys 5 a side 2014 1As you all know this was the second year that we have run Wally’s 5 a Side in memory of Wally Popham and on behalf of the Paul Popham Fund, Committee I would like to say thank you ALL for your support in making it another truly great day!

Some of you knew Wally and it would have been his 69th Birthday on Sunday….I may have mentioned it a few times……he would have loved to have been part of an event like this….not sure if he would have loved having his name on the door but he would definitely would have been shouting from the side-lines supporting every single one of your teams and team players and despite having a soft spot for his beloved St Joseph’s aka Wally’s Babes and his Family’s team-Exeter Gently he would ‘without a shadow of a doubt’ he would not have treated anyone of you any differently!

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As you all know we had 14 teams listed below:

Group 1

Gerald Thomas & CoGT


OSTC – Borussia Dort’ Bund

Group 2

Cockett Inn

The Champion’s Soccer Academy – TCSA

The Workees

Group 3

John Collins & PartnersJCP

Compass Media Relations – CMR

OSTC – OSTC All Stars


Group 4

The Joseph-Popham Clan Exeter Gently

Douglas Jones & Mercer – DJM

Welsh Kickers

Wally’s Babes

The 2 top teams went through to the quarter finals, Wally’s Babes made a sterling effort to but were knocked out in the Semi Finals seeing Exeter Gently, TCSA, OSTC All Stars and Malsters going through to the Semi Finals……

In the true spirit of the event the final was nail biting to the end with TCSA and OSTC All Stars drawing 2 all on the final whistle going onto to play the golden goal! Despite TCSA’a awesome effort with one of the players dislocating his knee during the knock outs and still playing on OSTC All Stars scored the golden goal and took the trophy for this years tournament!

The results:

  • Winners of Wally’s 5 a Side – OSTC All Stars
  • Runners Up of Wally’s 6 a Side – TCSA
  • Player of the tournament – Ryan Biss
  • Best Team Strip – TCSA

We would like to thank the following the following who made this event happen:

  • Mike Hedges AM
  • All Teams
  • The Referees & Welsh Football Association
  • Volunteers & PPF Committee Members
    • Claire Popham
    • Rebecca Laugharne
    • Rachael Ball
    • Lynne Orton
    • Gill Sheppard
    • Cheryl Popham
    • Bob Sheffield
    • Dawn French
  • The Champion’s Soccer Academy
  • In-House Entertainments
  • Arian Craft Fair
  • Llandarcy Academy of Sport
  • All Sponsors
  • All Supporters & Spectators
  • All Raffle Donators

Thanks All.


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