On Saturday 13th January, the Cledara Abbey Stadium hosted our annual Foundation Match Day – a game dedicated to celebrating sour work and some of the success stories to come out of the past year. We had an incredible turnout and engagement with our Kidzone activities, featuring workshops with East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and Astrazeneca. We packed the South Stand with all of the Foundation guests, from our community sessions, and those in the local community who are involved with Cambridge United Foundation.
Our Kidzone was a massive highlight for us from the day, we held some of our usual match day activities alongside some extras to celebrate the occasion. Encore Football brought along their football reaction game, seeing lots of young people battling against their friends! The footfall through our Kidzone was remarkable, and we would like to thank everyone who came along and got involved!
AstraZeneca hosted a number of science activities within the Kidzone, which saw lots of young people interacting and enjoying a creative approach to learning and we were fortunate to also have East Anglian Air Ambulance come along and teach people of all ages the importance and technique of life-saving CPR. It was great to see so many interacting with the EAAA for invaluable education.
Prior to kick-off we were delighted to celebrate the recent achievement of being presented with one of our EFL Community Hero awards, for his outstanding commitment and contributions to the Foundation and the Cambridge community since he began here in 2016.
At half time, we had a number of girls teams from local schools play in a couple of mini-matches, one of the schools being Saffron Walden County High School (SWCHS) who were the winners of our EFL Utilita Girls Cup before Christmas.
Below is our highlight video from this years Foundation Match Day!