ANDOVER New Street youth teams raised an incredible £5,700 from a charity day, thanks to the generous contributions of family and friends, and also a special appearance by former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The event, which aimed to raise funds for various charitable causes, showcased thrilling matches and attracted an enthusiastic crowd of supporters.

Fans also had the opportunity to meet and greet former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who is one of the club's youth team coaches.

The day kicked off with an exhilarating game between the club's mixed girls and boys under-16 teams. Despite the looming rain, both sides displayed remarkable skill and determination, fueling the excitement in the stands. The passionate turnout of supporters created a lively atmosphere and encouraged the players to give their best on the field.

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Following the spirited opener, the under-13 Vixens team took to the pitch in memory of their beloved coach, Jon Baxter, who served as the inspiration behind the charity day. They faced a tough challenge against the under-12 Robins, resulting in a closely-fought match that kept spectators on the edge of their seats.

During the breaks between matches, spectators enjoyed various activities and entertainment. The New Street bar provided refreshments, while face painting stations delighted children and adults alike. 

The highly anticipated finale of the day featured the coaches themselves, as the Vixens clashed with the Foxes. 

The youth team players eagerly watched their mentors go head-to-head, putting their teachings into practice. 

In a thrilling encounter, the Vixens managed to sneak three goals past the determined Foxes. 

However, the Foxes' Rob Dixon salvaged pride for his team, delivering a powerful penalty shot that went past the Vixens’ goalkeeper Petr Cech, earning himself some major bragging points and preventing a complete annihilation.

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The funds will be evenly distributed among three deserving charities: Maggies, Streets Ahead, and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

The organisers expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the generous local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle.

They also extended their appreciation to the coaches, players, volunteers, and Andover New Street for their unwavering support, without which the event would not have been possible.