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REPORT | Over £600 raised for the Royal Gwent Hospital Children's Ward in Academy charity match

17 May 2018

The Foundation Development Phase team defeated the Youth Development Phase by two goals to one in a charity match that raised over six hundred pounds for the Royal Gwent Hospital Children's Ward.

#YoungExiles Manager Byron Anthony played the full 90 minutes for the Youth Development side, with First Team coach and Lead PDP coach Danny Elliott scoring a well executed penalty to half the deficit midway through the second half.

That strike was not enough though, as goals from Jimmy Lee and Lloyd Griffin meant that it was the Foundation Development Phase team that ran out victorious on the day. 

Griffin's winner meant that it was Foundation Development Team captain Jon Nash who lifted the Trophy, sponsored by Benham Architects, at the final whistle.

Over 350 people were in attendance at Velodrome Way watching what was a fiercely competitive match. As well as completing all of his normal mascot duties, Spytty the Dog also acted as linesman for the game!  
 
Cardiff and Newport Face Painting set up a stall, donating half of the proceeds they collected to the the Royal Gwent Hospital Children's Ward which was the dedicated charity of the day. 
 
There was a successful raffle, with prizes including a signed shirt, a pair of signed goalkeeping gloves by Joe Day, a day of foot-golf for four, a haircut at John Payne's barbers, a bottle of prosecco, a day at go active camps and a signed County shirt.
 
Click here to find out the winners of the raffle. All winners can collect their prize from Lliswerry School Reception before 3PM tomorrow, and will be contacted in the morning regarding this. 
 
Over £600 was raised for the Royal Gwent Hospital Children's Ward in total A huge thank you to everyone that supported the match and donated any money. 
 
Head of Academy Goalkeeping and captain of the Youth Development Phase team, Mykee Jenkins spoke to Will Pritchard after the match: "The event was a massive success and it was a brilliant match to be involved in. Thank you to all the staff who participated in making the event such a success, and we will be making it an annual event to give something back to the community."

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