Bolton Community Challenge Cup: Police set to battle it out with local teams
TEN football teams will go head-to-head at the eighth annual Bolton Community Challenge Cup football competition this weekend.
The competition takes place at Bolton Lads and Girls Club in Spa Road, Bolton, this Saturday (September 21) from noon.
Teams from schools and colleges in Bolton will take part, along with Muslim, Hindu and Somali groups, and officers from the Bolton Central Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Police and the club itself will also field a team each at the event.
Organiser PC Robert Varley said: “It gets all the lads from the borough to mix together. Over the last eight years, this competition has been a massive success.”
PC Varley added special praise for Bolton Lads and Girls Club, who have agreed to give the police a pitch and referees for the afternoon.
He said: “They’ve been brilliant. It’s been a fantastic idea. We have a lot of people turn up each year, so it’s a really important event to all of us.”
John Wolfe, senior sports co-ordinator at Bolton Lads and Girls Club said: “Bolton Community Challenge Cup is a fantastic sports event which Bolton Lads and Girls Club are proud to host.
“It’s a great competition which brings adults from different walks of lives, religions, backgrounds, and so forth, but all united by their passion for the beautiful game of football.
“The club has worked closely with PC Varley over the last few years, and so it’s a privilege to be involved to give something back and to help raise money for their chosen charity.”
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