A group of our Bankstown Sports Club employees and their families got together on Sunday to take part in the Salvation Army’s annual Touch Football Gala Day, held at Bexley North. The event was made up of teams from different Salvo’s organisations across Sydney and NSW, and we were invited to take part through our club Chaplain, Shane Mount.
We had three teams taking part, with our mixed and men’s teams both placing third in their respective divisions. Everyone was pretty pleased with their efforts, given there had been no training in the lead up and most participants aren’t football players! Special mention must go to Tiep firing up our teams, and to Matt Hunt, for wearing his lucky bucket hat in every game (which was very effective until we lost the semi-final!).
A really good day was had by all and everyone got a run on the field, regardless of ability. We even had a little cheer squad on the sidelines by the end of the day! The event was a fundraiser for Booth College and the Salvation Army, with bake stalls, markets and silent auctions.