Walking football tournament will raise cash in memory of former Ramsgate fireman Dave Bambridge

A walking football tournament in memory of a former fireman and goalkeeper for Ramsgate and Margate football clubs is due to be held at the Baypoint Club in Sandwich.

The event will be played on Sunday, May 14 and all proceeds from entrance fees and a raffle will go to Cancer Research UK.

The annual event, organised by Alan Austin and the Bay City Strollers, will also feature a fire engine, barbecue, DJ and stalls.

The game is in memory of Dave Bambridge who was a local goalkeeper for Ramsgate FC and Margate FC and a firefighter. He sadly passed away aged just 35 in 2009 after a four-year battle with leukaemia.

Dave’s family agreed to the naming of a new trophy in his memory which is awarded to the winners of the event.

The event is free to attend

Taking part

It will be played on  Sunday 14th May with a 12pm kick off and will be played on grass

The format will be 3 groups of 7 with each team playing each other once with the top the 3 first place teams and the best runner up going in to the semi finals

The 3 Groups  are

Group A Uxbridge, Caterham, Chelmsford, KFRS, Margate A, Bay City Chief’s Eastbourne

Group B Dagenham & Redbridge, Barnet, Tonbridge B, Feltham, Foxash, Margate B, Bay City Braves

Group C Leyton Orient. Eastleigh. Canterbury, Tonbridge, TRA Romford, Kings Hill, Bay City Warriors

Players to arrive between 11am and 11:45am

£15 entrance fee, to be paid when you check in


Baypoint Club

Ramsgate Road,
Kent CT13 9QL

Make a donation

If you can’t make the match you can still donate: