Charity football match planned to help underprivileged children

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FOOTBALL: A charity football match is being organized by the authorities to help disadvantaged young people in Phuket, it has been confirmed.

The competition, titled “Penalty Shooutout”, will be held on August 21 on the artificial turf football field at TX Park stadium in Ratsada, with the aim of raising funds for the provincial child welfare committee and Phuket Youth, Child Protection and Observation Center and Juvenile Detention Center.

Local teams can register to participate in the competition which includes a fee of B2,500 per team. Several official agencies, including from neighboring provinces, have been contracted to help recruit teams, although registration is open to the general public, organizers confirmed.

The unveiling of the competition took place on Sunday July 31 at an event hosted by Nattaporn Panitpichetwong of the Phuket Provincial Child and Youth Welfare Committee, who will preside over the August 21 charity match.

Ms Nattaporn was joined by Thammawat Wongchareonyot, Chairman of the Phuket Sports Association; Somsak Boonkaew, member of the Wichit sub-district council; Warin Khaothong, secretary of the Phuket Town Uncles Association; Somkid Supap and Sathit Chuaydam, Acting Presidents of the Phuket Town Uncles Association; Cholasit Kaewyaratana, president of the Phuket Songkhla association; Kamron Sukban, president of the Nakhon Si Thammarat association; the Phuket Province Director of the Trang Club; Phuket Province Director of the Northern Andaman Association; and the manager of the Surat Thani Club in Phuket.

Ms Nattaporn explained that submissions for the teams will be open until August 12 and that applications can be directed to Ms Jinnatphon Phanitpichetwong on 081-891-3498 or Ms Onuma Boonrit on 081-543-9227/076- 250353.

She further explained that a meeting on August 20 at TX Park Stadium will see the competition draw which will order the teams accordingly.

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