Michael Rice Annual Invitational Shield

09 August, 2015

Total raised:


(offline: £0.00)

With Gift Aid: £1,380.00

Target: £0.00

Page created by
Martin Wales on 14/07/2015

Michael Rice Annual Invitational Shield

Mike Rice is a former player of Necton, Wendling and Gressenhall, unfortunately he died nearly 2 years ago prior to the season starting.

His death was a massive shock to Gressenhall FC, who are a very close group of friends and family so I decided to put together the Mike Rice invitational shield, now on its third event.

This consists of 4 teams,

Ricey's Allstars (Mike's brother Steve selects a dream team, this year hopefully having a few ex-pros in it)

Gressenhall FC

and then two invitational teams, Invited this year....
Wendling FC
Necton FC

We are holding the event on the 9th August 2015. The structure of the day is that teams are drawn out to play against one another in a semi final basis. Followed by losing teams playing for 3rd/4th place and then the winners final.

All teams that enter can have a minimum of 15 players and up to 20 players, with all match fees going in to the collect on the day.

There will be a bar, a barbecue and raffle and is a real family event, this year we will also have a bouncy castle/slide.

All donations and monies raised go to the British heart foundation (selected by the Mike's family), last year we raised £800 and aim to better that this year.

We cover the event in the Dereham and Fakenham times press and hopefully will have a little news coverage too.

It is an amazing event to be involved in and last year every one really enjoyed the day as a whole.

The event usually aims to start at 10.30am, games lasting 30mins per half, draw at full time straight in to pens (except) the final where extra time will be used.

if you wish to donate some money on the day that is amazing, or if you you are unable to attend you can donate directly here.

Thank you so much

Martin Wales
Gressenhall First team manager
Creator of the Mike Rice Annual invitational shield.
Donations 8

Miss Karen Harmer

With love from your cousin, Karen.


Mr Martin Wales

This is the money raised from the Mike Rice Invitational shield played yesterday 9th August 2015. A massive massive thank you to all involved, helping to set up and park down and all the players, family's and friends who came. Thank you to Kev Townsend (BBQ), Michael Lyons (photography), both refs Mike Dickenson and Steve Boddy. Thank you the George from the social club also. Thank you everyone xxx




Mrs Julie Kelly

Rip Michael rice xxxxx


Mr Johnathan Read

Always in our thoughts xxx




Mr Ben Murphy

Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to know the guy but now being part of Gressenhall fc I have come to see what an important part he played. Ben M


Mr Martin Wales

'Gone but never forgotten' Look after every one who attends on the 9th August buddy, we all miss you. Gressenhall FC

Michael Rice Annual Invitational Shield

Steve and Mike, brothers in arms