An action-packed tournament for football teams at primary schools in Oxfordshire was recently held by a football club in Benson.
Supported by local developer David Wilson Homes, Benson United Football Club hosted the tournament with Benson CofE Primary School, with a goal to promote community engagement and sportsmanship to schools across the county. The tournament – held on the sunny evening of Tuesday 23rd May – witnessed the participation of 13 teams from six primary schools, bringing together over 100 enthusiastic children along with their supportive parents.
Benson CofE Primary School emerged as the tournament champions, showcasing their exceptional skills and team spirit. The event was backed by David Wilson Homes, which is building new homes in Benson at Chiltern Grange. The developer was made the headline sponsor of the club following a £2,000 donation.
Campbell Gregg, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “At David Wilson Homes, we firmly believe in supporting community-based projects that encourage physical activity, teamwork, and a sense of belonging amongst youth individuals.
“Benson United Football Club is an excellent club that shares our values of encouraging togetherness while investing in the wellbeing of the local community. We hope that it was an exciting and fun evening for all those in attendance.”
The partnership between David Wilson Homes and Benson United Football Club marks an exciting chapter in the development of youth sports and community engagement in the Benson area. The tournament's success and the enthusiastic participation of the teams and spectators demonstrate the power of sports in uniting communities and inspiring young athletes.
Danny O’Driscoll, Chairman at Benson United Football Club, said: “It was a great evening, all of the children tried so hard, some of whom had never played football before. They all seemed to really enjoy themselves.
“We are a fun, fair and friendly family orientated club at Benson United and believe that while football is of course a competitive sport, winning should never override the values of good sportsmanship, honesty and respect for all. We are looking forward to hosting the event again soon and are very grateful of David Wilson Homes’ support.”