On February 24th, Stevenage FC Foundation hosted their first ever Co-Space cup. Aimed at local businesses and adults, the tournament saw 9 times battle it out to be crowned the Co-Space Cup 2023 champions, with two groups, semi-finals, and A tense final. Firstly, a huge shout out to our teams:
- Unreal Madrid
- Bayern Brew
- Bracey’s FC
- FFF (Football for Fathers) Diamond
- Readie FC
- 24 on the 24th
- FFF (Football for Fathers) Gold
- Rebound FC
The day started with our group stage, which saw some great goals, saves and football on display, with 5 teams in group A and 4 teams in group B battling it out to finish within with the top 2 to qualify for the Semi-Finals.
Onto the semis, where Readie FC were narrowly beaten by FFF Gold and A few goals for 24 on the 24th saw them beat Bayern Brew shaping a very competitive final between the two.
The final could have gone either way, and only saw one goal in extra time for 24 on the 24th who owe a big thanks to their goalkeeper who ensured it was kept that way and became our first ever Co-Space Cup champions!
Alongside this, we had a raffle to raise some additional funds for the foundation, increasing our total to just shy of £2,000. A big thank you to all the businesses and people that donated some amazing prizes, including Match tickets to a West Ham home game & Stevenage FC match tickets.
William Stokes, Co-Space CEO & Co-Founder said “I am immensely proud of the fundraising efforts put in by Stevenage FC Foundation, local business teams and our Co-Space members. We believe strongly in community and it’s events like this that show what can be achieved when we come together and have fun. This was the first Co-Space Cup and after it’s success, we look forward to more to come!”
Foundation CEO, Joe Goude said “We’re so grateful to the team at Co-Space for organising a fantastic first Co-Space Cup. William and Jess have been really supportive of the work we are doing in the local community, and the money they’ve raised will help us to continue to do that work day in day out. A massive thank you to all the teams that took part, and we can’t wait till next year”.
Finally, a thank you to our refs, and helpers on the day and all the teams for coming together to raise the money for us. We look forward to Co-Space Cup 2024!