Posted on 21 Jun, 2016
Swept along by events in Europe, the Axon Moore and Axon Resourcing footballers have once again donned their boots and taken to the pitch, this time to raise money for charity Street Soccer Academy.
Street Soccer Academy specialises in the rehabilitation and reintegration of people with complex and multiple needs, working on behalf of some of the nation’s hardest to reach groups including the homeless, ex-offenders, those recovering from addictions and the long-term unemployed.
Their Soccer24 event sees an SSA team take on 24 opponents in 24 consecutive one-hour football matches resulting in a full day of football in… ‘the ultimate test of soccer endurance’.
Special mention has to go to our own Ian Harrison heroically volunteering to play an exhausting 24 hours in the charity ‘Rep Team’ and being part of the team that played against the Axon Moore representatives. Huge congratulations to him for this monumental effort.
2016 saw Axon Moore Director Mark Turley participating in his eighth Soccer24 event though this year he opted for just the one hour stint rather than the full 24 of previous years. Sadly the team came off worse after a gritty hour’s play in spite of some unique Rugby League inspired skills from Wiganer Dan Calland. Generous helpings of fancy footwork from Mike Langford and a dogged performance by Steve Gillan in goal were not enough to tip the balance Axon Moore’s way. Shins might have been grazed along the way and egos bruised slightly but all were agreed it was a great game in support of this worthy cause.