Players and parents from Robins FC celebrated at the annual Christmas party on Sunday, in an event enjoyed by young and old alike. As in previous years, we were fortunate to be able to use the Legends Lounge at Swindon Town's County Ground base, and grateful thanks go to our chairman, Paul Wainwright, and Swindon Town of course, for enabling this.
Entertainment on the night included the ever-popular raffle with some super prizes donated by parents, a junior disco for the youngsters (and those parents brave enough!), a dancing competition and an X-Factor style talent show, with several of the youngsters from several different teams (plus a couple of siblings!) showing they're not just talented on the pitch!
It was a really fun event, and a nice chance for the different teams and parents to socialise together, as well as raise some funds for the club. This year we also remembered those less fortunate than ourselves with a collection of tins of food for a local homeless shelter - thanks to everyone who donated!
The Christmas party, and many events like it, wouldn't be possible without a lot of hard work behind the scenes so special thanks to all the parents who helped organise food for each of the teams, club Secretary Theresa Trueman, Club Treasurer (and Selection Box Provisioner In Chief!) Alison Paul and Club Chairman Paul Wainwright. Not forgetting all the parents who support their children and the teams so diligently throughout the year and, of course, the players themselves who once again were a credit to themselves and the club.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all connected to Robins Football Club, players, parents, coaches and officers and indeed everyone working to help children enjoy the game of football!