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, U12 coach Mark Isaacs 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!), and of course a visit from Father Christmas!
This year, our chairman's efforts in youth football were recognised as he was handed a plaque and a certificate from the N Wilts League to mark his long service of over 25 years to grassroots football in the area.
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. As last year, we also remembered those less fortunate than ourselves with a collection of tins of food for the local Night Shelter - thanks to everyone who donated! Later in the week, Paul Wainwright dropped the donations into Swindon Night Shelter as you can see from the photo below.
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 those who did so much hard work to make this party happen, in particular Mark Isaacs and Victoria Convey and those who work hard to keep the club running throughout the year, club Secretary Theresa Trueman, Club Treasurer Deanne Halliday and Club Chairman Paul Wainwright. Not forgetting all the parents who support their children and the teams so diligently throughout the year, the managers 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!
There's a gallery of photos from the day on our photos section here.