THE HAWKS COMMUNITY DAY BRINGS THE PEOPLE OF EAST BRIGHTON TOGETHER IN THE SPRING SUNSHINE
Hundreds of people turned up on a beautiful spring afternoon to Whitehawk Football Club’s TerraPura Ground on Saturday to take part in ‘Community Day’, an initiative set up by the Hawks ahead of their Bostik Premier League clash with Bishops Stortford.
Over seventeen organisations were on hand to offer advice and information on healthy living options, free fitness courses, the new Parkrun in East Brighton Park, campaigns and local events in the local area, and included representations from Brighton & Hove Buses, Sussex Police and this year’s Brighton Festival.
Head of Commercial for the Hawks Kevin Miller was delighted with the response;
“Our community day was designed to make the people of east Brighton aware of some of the amazing courses, free events and healthy lifestyle support that is available in their community right now.”
He added, “We want to reach out to our community – not just in East Brighton but the whole of the region – creating shared experiences and a sense of togetherness. These days our communities are becoming more and more isolated and insular, and so any opportunities for people to share in whatever environment, can only be a good thing. I’ve been so pleased to see so many new faces here, some of whom have been surprised by how many people they know themselves!”
“I’d like to thank Brighton City Council for their support, national football supporters group Fans For Diversity for their backing, and the many volunteers who gave up their time today to help create a brilliant event.”
Also at the game was DJ legend, DJ Ironingboard from Arsenal FC’s Piebury Corner pie shop, the Whitehawk Estate’s Crew Club Under 12 boys team paraded their Division Three Championship trophy around the pitch to appreciative fans, and the club also welcomed a Hen Party of fourteen women and one man – ‘Hen’ Emma instantly became the mascot for the day, and led the teams out with Hawks skipper Henry Muggeridge, along with the Crew Club under 12’s, and representatives from local junior club Hollingbury Hawks .
“Just another day at Brighton’s second biggest football club!” said Miller…
The match itself against Bishops Stortford did not go to plan, and the Hawks were defeated 2-0. Their next home game is on April 20 where they will welcome high flyers Merstham to East Brighton.