GALLERY: March Soccer School take on Manea side in charity match as it bounces back from arson attack

March Soccer School coaches took on a Manea side in a charity match.

March Soccer School coaches took on a Manea side in a charity match. - Credit: Archant

A charity match has given March Soccer School, which was left reeling when arsonists destroyed their stock shed, a timely boost.

Yesterday, a team of March Soccer School coaches took on a team of friends from Manea to raise funds to replace the equipment lost in the fire.

The game was held at Parkfield Social Club in Wimblington. It was followed by a raffle. The day raised £285.

Katie Conyard, club secretary, said: “Many thanks to Parkfield and Pop Jolley for the kind use of their facilities and for also organising an Easter raffle with all proceeds going to March Soccer School.

“A highly entertaining match was played in great spirit with strong performances from both sides and was enjoyed by all players and supporters.

“The scoreline was unimportant but the March Massive entered the bar victorious.”

March Soccer School chairman Tony Russell said: “Thank you to all who participated for both teams, friends, Coaches, ex-players and a special thanks to Mark Stevens and all the team from Manea.

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“The support from the local community has been overwhelming and is greatly appreciated.”

March Soccer School is a youth FA Charter Standard Development Club with 15 youth teams of both boys and girls.

The club is looking to recruit more volunteers and coaches. Any children wishing to join in the football fun at March Soccer School should call Tony 01354 651643 or Katie 07753 690393 or e-mail

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