Airports battle it out in Dursley football tournament

Gazette Series: Three airports have battled it out in a charity football match at Rednock School in Dursley (7453716) Three airports have battled it out in a charity football match at Rednock School in Dursley (7453716)

A TOURNAMENT with teams from several nearby airports has taken place in Dursley.

The seven-a-side contest saw teams from Cotswold Airport, Bristol Airport and Gloucester Airport at Rednock School after it was arranged by Cotswold Airport firefighters Luke Morrissey from Cam and Paul Coomber, 40, from Bristol to help raise funds for ‘The Firefighters Charity’.

The pair are competing in a national 24 hour charity match at England football club’s training facility at St George’s Park in July , so they were looking for some practice and a fundraising boost.

Each of the airports played against each other in 30 minute matches through tough conditions.

After the three matches the winners were Bristol Airport with two wins, second Cotswold airport with one win and one loss, and Gloucester in third with two losses.

In all, £150 was raised for the charity which aims to help enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire fighters, fire personnel and their families.

Mr Morrissey, 24, who plays for Cam Bulldogs and is the airport officer for Cotswold Airport, thanked everyone that turned up to compete.

“It was a great evening and a good standard,” he said.

“We are both big football fans and both play a bit too. The main point though is that we can be part of a big event to raise funds needed for such a great cause.

“The airport does a lot for various charities so it’s great to be part of a team that are always looking to help.”

To donate to Luke Morrissey, text ‘LJMO99’ followed by the amount to 70070 or to donate to Paul Coomber, text ‘PFCC99’ followed by the amount to 70070.

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