Published: 27 April 2015
Woodley United in conjunction with K J Smith Solicitors are proud to be announced as Sponsors of the 2015 Woodley Carnival Football Tournament.
This year’s Woodley Carnival is taking place on Saturday 13th June 2015.
In the week leading to the event, the Carnival organisers have arranged a Woodley Carnival Football Tournament to be staged at Woodford Park.
The tournament is being held on the following dates & at the following times
Wednesday 10th June 1.00-4.30 Year 5/6 Boys
Thursday 11th June 5.30-7.30 Year 5/6 Girls
The Woodley Carnival Football Tournament is open to all schools that are part of the Wokingham Primary Schools Football Association.
Football is part of the DNA of the community. Woodley as a town has 5 main football clubs with approximately 80 teams in total and over 1,000 players. When coaches, managers and parents are included, over 3,500 people are involved in football within the community
Woodley United FC was orginally founded in 2011 to provide a focal point for ladies and girls football in Woodley. The club was founded as a joint venture by four existing clubs Woodley Town, Woodley Hammers, Woodley Wanderers and Woodley Saints.
In 2014 a Steering Committee led by Dave Pickup from Woodley based family law firm K J Smith Solicitors, was established to explore the merits of integrating football in Woodley with a simple purpose to “Offer everyone in our Community the opportunity to play, develop and grow through football, regardless of race, gender, age or ability” and in so doing provide “Community based football that is the envy of the footballing world”.
As a result in early 2015, Woodley United, Woodley Town and Woodley Hammers voted to dissolve and reform for season 15/16 as Woodley United.
The approach the new look Woodley United is taking is seen by the Football Association as a blue print for organising community football and as such they are investing and using Woodley United FC as case study for the entire country.
K J Smith Solicitors are the main sponsor of Woodley United and are delighted to support this year’s Woodley Carnival.
Kerry Smith, founder of the firm said
“We have been sponsoring football in Woodley since 2013. It is a vital part of our strategy to connect with the community, put something back into the community and ultimately to build our brand awareness in Woodley and the surrounding areas. As a specialist family law firm football touches the lives of many of the clients we serve in the area. We have had stalls at Woodley Carnival every year since opening in Woodley in 2013 and are proud and delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor, in conjunction with Woodley United, this year’s Carnival Football Tournament”