Bexhill’s marathon dribblers on course to reach charity goal

If Bexhill United’s players reveal a little more dribbling skill in the coming season, it could have something to do with the practice they’ve had over the summer.

In fact, 49 miles’ worth of dribbling practice, around their home ground of the Polegrove that they know so well.

Club members covered the distance over two days last month for their annual fundraising event, and are on course to reach their £1,000 target for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Based on the theory that a professional central midfielder might cover seven miles during a game, the players decided to dribble their way to the total distance that the World Cup-winning team’s playmaker might cover if he were to play in all seven of his team’s finals matches in Brazil.

Squad members reached the target between 5pm and 6pm on June 29, having started at 9am the previous day, covering a total of 98 laps of the pitch.

And the money raised has already passed £850.

I imagine it’s not too late to contribute – via the club’s Just Giving page.

Many congratulations, ladies. I hope those injuries have healed in time for the new season, which sees the first team competing in the London & South East Regional League and the reserves in the SECWL Division One West.


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