Michael Rice Invitational Shield 2017

06 August, 2017

Total raised:


(offline: £0.00)

With Gift Aid: £1,320.00

Target: £1,500.00

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Martin Wales on 23/05/2017

Michael Rice Invitational Shield 2017

Today has been a truly humbling day, a day that friends, family and lovers of football have come together to celebrate the memory of Michael Rice. The 45 minutes of rain in the afternoon did not dampen the spirit and the football flowed.

Ricey's allstar played first beating Gressenhall 4-1. The Emergency services team played defending champions the Dream Team holding them to 1-1. The Emergency services team then played Gressenhall and again drew but this time 0-0. Ricey's allstars sitting top of the table played The Dream team and lost 4-1, throwing the league open to all teams. Gressenhall needed to beat the dream team, to give themselves hopes of the final and to stop the Dream Team making the final, but the dream team pulled off a 5-0 win. So the winners between the final league game between Ricey's allstar and the emergency services would meet defending champions the dream team in the final. Ricey's allstars themselves in to the final with the biggest result of the day, a 7-0 win, although the emergency services team were lacking subs and looking tired, but take nothing away from the allstars, they were ruthless.

The final between The Dream Team and Ricey's allstars was a closely contested game, both teams having chances to win the game, although the allstars at full time said they felt like they defended for the whole game. The game was decided on penalties, with neither team having any German players it meant an English side had a chance of winning!!!! The Dream Team won 4-3 on pens, meaning they retain their title for the 3rd consecutive year.

George Watts-Sturrock took golden boot with 5 goals in the tournament and young Marshall got player of the tournament. Well done boys.

Thank you for all involved, Craig Peters for sorting the emergency services side. Paul Fleet for manning the BBQ all day. Sam Greig for organising the music, thank you to all those that played music. Kris Wagg for running the raffle. Sam Cryan for organising the rolls with Tesco's, thank you Andy. Shane Twaites for organising the Gressenhall Side. Kenneth Edwards for running the Dream Team and lifting the trophy as skipper today. Thank you to CC Wells for their curtained lorry, Darren Pegrum. Thank you to 4sports and their donation of two trophies and two match balls, Gary Cockaday. Thank you to social club for letting us use the facilities all day. Thank you to Brad Bedingfield and Kieran from Salus Mortgage Solutions for donating the signed Manchester United shirt that raised £100 via auction.

Thank you to all the players, family that came to watch. Thank you to all those who put their hands on their pockets and donated and thank you to Gavin Millett for his monster effort raising £1000 prior to the first ball kicked.

Thank you to Jeremy Mauger for loaning his PA system.

Thank you to Steve 'ricey' Rice for organising his allstars and letting me use Mike's name to raise some awesome funds for two worthy charities.
Donations 14



Paula & Bob

Lots of love x







As I am back in Scotland I will not be at the day but will be thinking of Mike.


Ben & Nic

Proud to support once again, with one of the charities being very close to our hearts.


Colorite, W7

Cash donation given to Gavin Good luck, great cause!


Welding Engineering Services

Good Luck to everyone taking part in this fund raising event.. The WES team



all the best with your fund raising efforts for charity close to us.



Gavin - top scorer this year ? Hope all enjoy the day and great cause

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