THE SAINTS SUMMER TOURNAMENTS
Each summer Vogue Park gets transformed into a stage to celebrate the dedication and success of two great saints. The youth tournament which runs across both the Saturday and Sunday was introduced in 2013/2014 to celebrate the dedication of our current Chairman and Head Groundsman Mr David Searle. Dave Searle is a true clubman and one that is valued so much by all footballers, cricketers and the local community. This season he will be celebrating is 56th continuous years as a member of St Day AFC. He joined as a player (Goalkeeper) and has held nearly every position since on the committee. He is the current Club Chairman, Head Groundsman and in no terms less than a local Legend. The club presented him with a gold blazer in 2014 to mark his 50th year, something only honoured by four people previous. We too introduced this summer weekend tournament in his honour; The Dave Searle Cup. He literally is in a league of his own when it comes to being a volunteer, no one puts in more than this man and thanks to him, and hundreds of people each week get out so much.
On the Sunday along side this competition we remember a former manager of the club Sheldon Mitchell. This dedicated adult 5 a side tournament has been running for over 15 years and one that we still proudly host on behalf of his family. Sheldon never actually played for St Day but always managed and dedicated a lot of time and effort in doing so. On his passing, the club, with the aid of his sons; Tony & Terry commenced the Sheldon Mitchell annual 5 a side tournament to help raise funds for the club. Sheldon was passionate and never liked losing, in one memory Sheldon was believe to be that upset that The Saints were 1-0 down playing away at Mullion, he started raging at the Seagulls sitting on the telegraph pole.
If you wish to enter a team into either of the club tournaments being held this year on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July please follow the following links:
DSC 2020 - Youth/Girls
Sheldon Mitchell - Adult/Walking Football