Seals pay the charity instead of paying the penalty

Young Seals practice their penalty shots '''Picture by Louise Adams C130453-1 Spt Foot Seals
Young Seals practice their penalty shots '''Picture by Louise Adams C130453-1 Spt Foot Seals

SELSEY SEALS were put on the spot for two good causes.

A penalty shootout opened the youth football club’s Easter weekend of activities at the High Street Ground to raise money for the Seals and Cancer Research UK.

Seals chairman Paul Shipperley said: “Many thanks go to those who came down - especially the goalkeepers, who we worked very hard.”

On Monday the Seals’ parents took on the managers.

Shipperley said: “We had 36 players altogether and decided it was a big pitch, so for the not-so-fit, we would play 13-a-side.

“Unfortunately the parents’ team could not work out the roll-on, roll-off substitution rule and kept ending up with 15 on the pitch. They also forgot the rule that managers always win - the game ended 3-1 to the parents!

“There are now numerous parents wondering how the managers can coach their children when they play like they did.

“All players paid a donation to the charity while food sales and a raffle added to the money raised.

“We’d like to thank all those from Selsey FC who came and supported the day. All raffle prizes were donated locally.

“We’ll have a cheque for £1,000 to hand over once we have added all the funds together.”