Jack The Lads Retain The EFF Charity Cup Title
The England Footballers Foundation hosted their fourth annual ‘EFF Charity Cup’ last night at the London Soccer Dome in aid of UNICEF.
16 teams turned out of for what has to be the best EFF Charity cup so far. Jack Wilshere’s team, Jack the Lads FC, beat Danny Welbeck’s team on penalties in the quarter finals before defeating Calum Chambers’ team in the semi finals to set up a tense final against Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s team. Jack The Lads FC eventually ran out as 1-0 winners in the Final to retain the coveted EFF Charity Cup title.
Jack Wilshere, Calum Chambers and event host Geoff Shreeves were all tweeting from the event:
In the plate competition, England Assistant Manager Ray Lewington guided Roseville FC to victory over Canary Wharf City, managed by Alvin Martin, after a penalty shootout in the final.
Earlier in the week the England Footballers Foundation launched an imagery campaign in support of Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, in a new four year partnership that will help tackle malaria; a disease that still claims the life of a child every thirty seconds.
Whilst the players are more used to finding the back of the net on the pitch, the EFF and Unicef partnership will see them use their global status and appeal to raise funds and awareness, both at home and around the world, about the danger of Malaria and the benefits of sleeping under a mosquito net.
To view more images from the night follow @EFFCharity on twitter and instagram or visit the England Footballers Foundation Facebook page.