Springwell College v Netherthorpe School staff for charity football match

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Staff at Springwell College kicked off a fun day of football fundraising in support of a former headteacher.

Steve Goddard was diagnosed with blood cancer myeloma in February 2011.

The former headteacher of the Chesterfield college is currently undergoing treatment and friends, colleagues and pupils at the college are doing all they can to fundraise in his honour.

College staff held its first football match against teachers at Netherthorpe School in in 2012, raising £5,000 for Myeloma UK and Cystic Fibrosis. Last Friday the two teams were reunited at the Proact Stadium where they raised more money for the charities.

The event featured stalls, competitions and a raffle with prizes being donated from football teams across the country and local businesses.

There was also an auction including signed football shirts.

Springwell won the friendly match 5-0 and the two schools raised more than £2,000.

Springwell captain Shaun Warrington said: “It’s great to put a victory over your rivals and the students can now enjoy the bragging rights.

“Both teams gave a committed performance which is displayed by music teacher, Ryan Stacey, who suffered a broken collar bone and rib.

“A special mention has to go to Grimsby manager, Paul Hurst, a past TA at Springwell, who helped manage us from the sidelines. Thankfully the Steve Goddard trophy is back home.”




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