24 Hours of Football

Monday, 4 April 2016

seem to be one for taking on projects lately! Not only are we renovating the garden, but I'm helping to organise an event called "24 Hours of Football".

For those who don't know, in my non-blogging life, I'm an unofficial secretary!

My husband is the chairman of the supporters club for our local football team. I am his unofficial secretary, writing, typing, printing and creating various tables, predictors and minutes from meetings as well as running the club shop on match days.
It's hard work, but I secretly enjoy it!

Well, to add to the fun, in the off season, the supporters club is looking at fundraising for a stand for the fans, as well as raising money for charity.

 It was decided that we could run a community event, where local football clubs, businesses and community groups could enter teams to take it turns to play 7 a side football for a grand total of 24 hours!

I didn't realise how much organising it would take. As Mark works, I've been writing notes, planning and brainstorming. So far my notebook looks a complete mess!

On my list of things we need, I've got:

  • Players (!)
  • First aiders
  • Referees 
  • Gazebo/pop up tents (for heat)
  • Footballs/bibs
  • Video/photography (for social media coverage)
  • Refreshments - BBQ for day time?
  • Volunteers- refreshments
  • Crowdfunding page (for sponsorship)
  • Online registration
  • Floodlights and generator (for night games)

Luckily, we have a location. Our local football ground. However, it is everything else that needs sorting!

We've only got a couple of months to organise everything. I'm worried I'm a little bit out of my depth!

I have so many ideas, and I really hope we do a good job. I would love for this to be a great community event for the local area. 

Has anyone else run an event like this? Is there anything I've not got on my list?

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday


  1. This sounds like a lot of work but fun. Good luck with it lovely

    Stevie xx

  2. Sounds great! What a fab idea. Contact your local county football association for refs. (I'm in the know coz my friend is a FIFA referee) x

  3. Oh my goodness. It sounds like you have your work cut out. good luck. #KCACOLS

  4. Sounds like so much work!! Hope you have a great time! x #KCACOLS

  5. I bet it will be an absolute fab day! I'd say publicity - as soon as you have the date fixed start getting the word out - it also helps drum up interest from potential sponsors for refreshments, etc, too. Good luck with it! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

  6. Check out the Spitfire Scramble - it's a 24 hour running event. I know the organiser if you want his twitter handle or anything. #KCACOLS

  7. So much to do! It's sounds like a great event and I'm sure you will be able to pull it off. Good luck!xx #kcacols

  8. This sounds like a lot of work - well done you for taking it on! #KCACOLS

  9. Wow 24 hours of football. This sounds a lot of fun but a lot of work for you too! Good luck I am sure it will be fab and you will do a brilliant job #KCACOLS

  10. Good luck with this - such a fantastic idea but I'm sure it is a lot of hard work too! I can't think of anything to add to your list. Do these kind of things need a risk assessment?It will be an amazing community event :)

  11. Oh wow, good for you. I think your list is long enough, I wont add to it!!:) Football is a huge passion in my house too with the other half and the kids.

    mainy - myrelfairy


  12. Sounds like it's going to be an amazing event. I hope everything falls nicely into place for you.xx #KCACOLS

  13. Sounds like it's going to be an amazing event. I hope everything falls nicely into place for you.xx #KCACOLS

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