Non-League Challenge Cheque Presentation
Earlier today at The Freebets.co.uk stadium Chris Powell presented the £10,000 cheque on behalf of Marathon bet to the club for winning the Non-League Challenge, a nationwide competition in support of Prostate Cancer UK .
The challenge, launched in November last year, called on all 68 clubs of the National League, National League South and National League North to record their best goal celebration. From animal impersonations to fans going bonkers in the stands, hordes of entries were whittled down to a final five before the clubs embarked on a campaign to win public votes.
Wealdstone won the most votes ahead of Chelmsford City, Truro City, Whitehawk and Torquay United in no particular order thanks to the Wealdstone Raiders hilarious ‘dentist chair’ impersonation after his beloved side scored against Truro City in February.
Club President Paul Rumens said “We’re all absolutely thrilled to have won the competition and the £10,000 cash prize”. ” We will see some big name stars for the game now set for Sunday July 31st to help us fill the stadium, we’ve set a target of a sell-out and a record crowd for the game which could bring in as much as a further £40,000 through gate, bar, sponsors and other income streams. “The club is ecstatic. We want to thank everyone who gave their support and voted. We’re going to spend some of the cash on the team.
Rumens praised the emergence of Wealdstone’s internet-star ambassador, `The Raider`, and high-lighted his importance in the club’s success in recent years. He added “He’s been phenomenal for the club and has helped us grow and grow”. “We always try and us his fame for good, be it the club and or charities. Gordon is always game for a laugh and we thank him and others at the club who made this happen”.