Totton and Eling Youth FC held a 6 a side football tournament on Sat 20th and Sun 21st May at Miller park.

The tournament was well attended and a great success and £1200 was raised for Autism Hampshire. 

Sam Perry fundraising manager (left) collecting the cheque from Ian Clark (center) and Caroline Keats (right).

The football club has both boys and girls from 4yrs with the mini tiger’s right up to the men’s senior side and the club relies solely on sponsorship and fundraising events to support the club through all age groups and maintain the wonderful facility at Millers Park.

The reason behind Autism Hampshire being the chosen charity this year was because Ian has a 5 year old son who is autistic and Autism Hampshire is a charity that’s very close to his heart. Ian said
"As a family, we were given huge support from various organisations from this area including Autism Hampshire and feel very thankful that there is guidance and support for families and individuals who are on the Autistic Spectrum."

The entire club from the minis to the senior side took part in a sponsored run on Saturday 20th May. This started from Millers Park Stadium before going around Testwood lakes then back to the stadium. 

The afternoon of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May saw the club hosting a junior football 6 a side Tournament for age groups U7 U8 U9 U10 U14 and U15 who played on the main pitch at Miller’s Park. Whilst the player’s enjoyed the football there was also various stalls, games, raffles and refreshments available, plenty for all the family to enjoy and get involved with.

We at Autism Hampshire would like to say a huge thank you to Ian, Caroline and the whole team at Totton and Eling FC for supporting Autism Hampshire.