Max’s Festival of Football

We are pleased to announce that £2351.06 has been raised during Max’s Festival of Football on Friday 25th October in memory of Max Lovell.  The funds will be split between Shooting Star Children’s Hospice and Momentum Children’s Charity.

Nearly 200 students took part in the 5-a-side competition on Friday afternoon with the matches refereed and supported by coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation (Max’s favourite team).  Max’s parents joined us for these games and it was fantastic to have them with us.  The winning teams from each year group were:

Year 7 – Marcell’s Marvels

Year 8 – Jake Dear Carries FC

Year 9 – Frankie Allen FC

Year 10 – Will’s Angels

Year 11 – Lads on Touré

During the week we held a raffle with some amazing prizes and this helped to contribute to our brilliant total.  We would like to thank the following for supporting us with prizes:

Chelsea FC Foundation, Love the Ball Ltd, Nuffield Health Sunbury, Power League, Top Golf, Hoebridge Pirate Golf, Sunbury Leisure Centre, Xcel Leisure Centre, Shepperton Sports and Ski, The Kings Head, Mr Barrett and Momentum.

Across the school it was mufti day with students and staff wearing sporting shirts or blue and white whilst donating to the charities.

The day ended with BBQ food supplied by Innovate Food and then a football match of Max’s Boys vs Thamesmead Staff.  The result was a 2-2 draw with Thamesmead staff then winning on penalties. A glorious rainbow filled the sky during the match.

Many students, parents, staff and some of Max’s family then gathered while Max’s boys team read a moving tribute to him to conclude the day. They then unveiled an engraved bench, beside a newly planted Cherry Tree which will stand as a memorial to Max and provide a place to sit and remember.