TrustSTFC Community Challenge Cup
On Sunday 21st April 2002, Trust STFC sponsored a 6-a-side tournament in conjunction
with the STFC Football in the Community office - the Trust STFC Community Challenge
Cup - which was held on the hallowed turf at the County Ground. The day consisted of two separate
competitions with Under-10 teams in the morning, and Under-12 teams in the afternoon.
Each team entered was given a country competing in the World Cup and challenged to be
the best turned out and supported team. Once they had arrived in their team colours, the teams
were lead through the North stand so that, on having their team name announced, they could run out
through the tunnel.
The Under-10 competition was won by 'Nigeria' represented by Fairford Town Youth, having
won a closely contested final 2-0 against 'Sweden' (Old Town United). The prize for the
best turned out/supported team went to 'Italy' (Malmesbury Youth).
The Under-12 competition was equally well contested and eventually won by 'France', as represented
by Westbrook, after beating 'Spain' (Stratton Youth) 1-0 in the final. 'Ireland' (Ferndale-Rodbourne), won
the best turned out/supported team.
In all, the Community Office raised over £1,400 from the event, which will help to ensure
they can continue the work they do in promoting football in the Swindon community.
Special thanks to the club for allowing the use of the County Ground pitch, and for supplying
replica shirts for the winners of the best turned out/supported teams.