Part of the funds raised also went towards the hockey club’s community investment fund which supports their community based projects and activities, particularly for those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.
Portland Director Steve Godwin who was in attendance, commented:
“We are proud to have been involved in an event which helped raise money for such good causes. The QE2 Centre is doing some fantastic work providing much needed opportunities for people of all ages with learning and physical disabilities. It was pleasing to seeing such support and compassion from the local community which added to the atmosphere and occasion”.
This was the first time that Fareham Hockey Club had scheduled a National League fixture under their new upgraded floodlights. This investment is one of a number in recent years by the Club and Henry Cort Community College and one that benefits the club, college and wider community.
Steve also commented:
“The final score was a 1 – 1 draw which on reflection was fair result, although either team could have clinched it in the dying minutes. Overall, this was a very good performance by both teams and it was good to see young and experienced players put in such a spirited display. It was great to be part an event involving two Hampshire based clubs who are also amongst the top sides in the country, and do so much to promote sport and in particular youth participation, within the local community”.