Veterans Super Sunday another outstanding success

Monday 06 May 2019 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 07 May 2019 at 08:38)

The second edition of Royal Wootton Bassett Town's 'Veterans Super Sunday' was another outstanding success, with more than £1,000 raised on the day being donated to the RAF Association.

The culmination of the RAF FA Veterans' fundraising efforts for this season, the day featured three entertaining games.

The main event saw Bassett's Veterans Blue team and the RAF FA share six goals in an evenly matched and hotly contested encounter.

Bassett scored three excellent goals in the match, courtesy of Jeremy Newton's deft first-time lob and long-range strikes from Martin Ohrland and Martin Cooper.

But they were pegged back by the RAF, whose goalscorers included their departing President Sir Christopher Coville as he found the net after seeing his initial penalty kick parried away.

Prior to that match, Stratton Juniors put five goals without reply past Bassett's Yellow side. Then, in the final fixture, the Wales Veterans FA XI triumphed 7-0 against Bassett's Over 50s. On target for the Welsh side were Mike Fredrickson (2), Vince Lewis (2), Mark Dyke, Laurence Owen and Darren Thompson.

Goals from the game against the RAF FA can be viewed here, courtesy of Your Sport Swindon, while photos from all three matches are available on our Facebook page.

The event was, like the inaugural Super Sunday last year, very well attended.

And it was an honour to welcome Cllr Michael Farrow, the Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett, and Oliver Selfe, the Chief Executive Officer of the Wiltshire FA, as guests, along with our friends from the RAF FA, Wales Veterans FA and Stratton Juniors.

On Saturday evening, the club also entertained RAF FA Veterans for a fun-filled disco and karaoke evening in the Gerard Buxton Sports Ground clubhouse. Thanks go to DJ Rapid for providing the entertainment.

Recent Headlines

This week

Soccer Skills Academy Christmas Tournament Day (16/11)

First team assistant manager to run London Marathon (13/11)

Personalised club merchandise (13/11)

November Bingo Fundraiser (11/11)

This month

Race Night Fundraiser (10/11)

All tied at the top (10/11)

Home hurt continues (09/11)

Cup quarter final exits for Under 16 and 18 Yellows (07/11)

Patient Bassett bide their time to beat Bideford (03/11)

First half misery condemns Bassett to heavy defeat (02/11)

Older

Bassett slip to another derby defeat (29/10)

Ladies survive Keynsham scare in game of two halves (27/10)

Out of luck (26/10)

Under 16 Yellows keep rolling (23/10)

Bassett Tuff out a draw (22/10)

Ladies net seven in Devon (20/10)

Under 12 Yellows reign in the rain (14/10)

Free Saturday Skills and SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Sessions (14/10)

Club Development Officer sought (13/10)

Late Parsons pair seals deserved win (12/10)

Upcoming events for youth section parents (11/10)

Bassett exit Premier Shield (09/10)

100% record retained for Under 18 Yellows (07/10)

Ladies suffer frustrating Women’s FA Cup exit (06/10)

Familiar theme as set piece struggles again haunt Bassett (05/10)

Race Night Fundraiser (04/10)

Comeback for the ages gets Under 13 Yellows off the mark (30/09)

Callington clip Ladies’ wings (29/09)

Bassett suffer Challenge Cup exit (28/09)

60 years on: Bassett’s remarkable FA Amateur Cup run (26/09)

Wait for a win over as Bassett deservedly down Levens (25/09)

Walking Football moves to Monday nights (24/09)

Ladies handed Portishead trip in Women’s FA Cup (23/09)

Three progress in North Wilts League Cup (22/09)

Bassett domin-eight Gulls in Cup triumph (22/09)

Waters easily outsmart pedestrian Bassett (21/09)

Cup success for Under 15 and 18 Blues (16/09)

Ladies make successful start to County Cup defence (15/09)

Bassett pay late penalty in Vase exit (14/09)

Soccer Skills Academy October Holiday Camp (13/09)

Bassett set for Tadley Vase test (11/09)

200 up for Corcoran (10/09)

Cake Sale this Saturday (10/09)

Floodlit Cup offers no salvation as struggles continue (10/09)

A new season has started! (09/09)

Five-star Ladies off to a perfect start (08/09)

Bassett show fight to battle back for point (07/09)

Classy Westfields hit Bassett for six (03/09)

Assistant Manager sought for Under 9 Blues (02/09)

Ladies to host Torquay in Women’s FA Cup (02/09)