On Sunday 24 July 2022, Crewe FC Hosted The Crewe World Cup At The Cumberland Arena In Crewe.
This was the third Crewe World Cup tournament we have delivered and was a follow up to previous competitions in 2019 and 2021. The competition was originally set up to celebrate the diverse communities in Crewe, their love of football, and to help tackle discrimination within the game.
The men’s 7-a-side tournament was attended by 80 Crewe residents from all over the world who represented their country in the tournament. Teams representing England (Crewe Police and Crewe FC), East Timor, Ghana, Poland and Cheshire East Leavers competed against each to claim the trophy.
The competition had a community feel and atmosphere to it this year as it was played alongside another men’s competition in memory of local Crewe FC player Bradley Stockton and his father who recently passed away.
All the games were played in great spirit with lots of evenly matched sides taking part however the eventual winners were the Ghana Kings who emerged as the Crewe World Cup Champions after beating Ghana Stars on penalties in the final.
The Crewe Police also beat a strong Poland team on penalties to win the Super Cup.
Throughout July Crewe FC has delivered several weekends of tournaments for boys, girls and adults across Cheshire. These events would not have been possible without the support and commitment of the club’s volunteers who gave up their time and worked tirelessly to deliver a series of quality events.
We would like to thank Steve Parker and Andy Aspinall for their continued support of the event and Cheshire FA’s wider Inclusion Strategy.
Cheshire FA, Football Development Manager , Daniel Landstrom said: ‘This was the biggest and best Crewe World Cup competition we have delivered so far in partnership with Crewe FC. We wanted to place a greater emphasis on the community aspect of the competition this year and there was a great atmosphere at the Cumberland Arena with lots of spectators supporting the players. Without the enthusiasm and dedication of Steve and Andy this would not be possible and it’s another great example of how we can partner with local clubs and organisations to deliver such an event. We look forward to delivering another competition next year to engage even more people in the Crewe area."
To deliver the adult competition, Cheshire FA were successful in securing funding through Active Cheshire and Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund to provide five free places for teams.
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