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“REAL Riverside – best team in league” say Ref.s

REAL Riverside Football Club plays two teams in the Birmingham Amateur Football Association league, in divisions 5 (our A team) and 8 (B team). The majority of players within our teams are not yet Christians, but are from other faith or no-faith backgrounds. Before each match some Christians associated with the club pray together, and we seek to model and promote the Christian values and ethos were are fundamental to the club.
We all love playing football, and it’s this passion that unites us,  but we also want to share our faith and be “real” with our teammates.
Would the league be different if we weren’t present as a team? We know that referees fight amongst themselves to ref our games- they know they’ll get more respect from our players, not to mention forgiveness where necessary! We’ve won an award for “Fair Play” twice during the 8 years since our formation, and in 2010 we became an FA Charter Standard Club. Our sportsmanship and good behaviour are visible on and off the pitch, and this points people to our Christian values.

Join us! Whether small or great, any contribution to our Club is appreciated. You could come along and support the teams; pray for us and all players (40 at the last count!) – we want to form a new team of pray-ers for our play-ers (contact Mike for info); and you can help with some of the team admin, communications, publicity, or fundraising. You can follow us on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/93906766359/) or via the link from the Riverside Website; or talk to Christian. We train now on Thursdays at Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, 9-10pm.

Christian Muneyi-Cargill 07794 381163 christianken7@hotmail.com
Mike Holt 07776 376045 real@riverside-church.org.uk