WSFL helps local charity after Kennedy Cup cancellation

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WSFL helps local charity after Kennedy Cup cancellation

The 2020 Kennedy Cup was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
10th Aug 2020

While the cancellation caused disappointment to players, families and coaches around the country, one Waterford charity became a beneficiary from the lack of football in UL.

In preparation for the tournament, the Waterford Schoolboys Football League (WSFL) organised a training camp in Belfast back in April to play three friendly games against teams from the NIBFA Subway National Youth League. To fundraise for this training camp the WSFL Kennedy Cup Squad of players, the coaches, management team and the parents organised a sponsored walk in March.

When the trip to Belfast and the Kennedy Cup were both cancelled the parents and coaches decided to donate the €1,500 raised from the sponsored walk to charity. A local children's charity based in Lady Lane, Waterford City called Touching Hearts was chosen.

The players, coaches and parents would like to thank the many people who helped to raise this money by their sponsorship and contributions.

Touching Hearts is a local children's charity based at the Sacred Heart Centre, Lady Lane, Waterford City. The main function of the Sacred Heart Centre is to empower children with a broad range of intellectual and/or physical challenges and their families to develop to their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment. This is achieved through the provision of an Individual Family Service Plan for children attending the Main Early Intervention Service.

Touching Hearts are currently fundraising to build a new state of the art premises on the grounds of St. Otteran's Hospital, John's Hill. The positive impact of such a building would ensure a better quality early intervention service for Waterford City. It would also alleviate a lot of pressure on the health service. The main beneficiaries of this project are the children and their families that attend The Sacred Heart Centre. 

Pictured Above: Team Captain Ben Boland along with members of the team management presenting the cheque to Dermot Dooley of Touching Hearts. (Photo courtesy of Joe Evans, Waterford News & Star)