We are absolutely thrilled by our inaugural Steel City Cup charity event starring former World Champion Nick Matthew, Laura Massaro and some famous friends. We raised over £6,000 for The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, during an evening of squash and entertainment on 24th November.
Matthew and Massaro led two teams of big names from the world of TV and sport, including the BBC’s Dan Walker, Sheffield Sharks basketball star Mike Tuck, Team GB Olympic diver Freddie Woodward, boxer Paul ‘Silky’ Jones and Malaysian Squash No 1 Nafiizwan Adnan. Our very own MD James Biggin showed off his squash skills on the evening playing against hot Sheffield squash prospect Charlotte Jagger (17) and just took the match by 1 point!
James’ steal wasn’t quite enough in the end as Matthew’s Team Theo triumphed over Massaro’s Team Steel City on a memorable night at Abbeydale Squash Club in Sheffield.
Among the light-hearted matches, boxer Jones took on diver Woodward – neither of whom had ever picked up a racket before – and Massaro gave TV presenter Walker a squash lesson, despite being challenged to use a thirty-year old wooden racket. “Brilliant night playing squash…got absolutely mullered by Laura Massaro,” tweeted Walker. “I think she needs a bigger handicap…a cricket bat? ;-)”
Matthew and Walker are both patrons of The Children’s Hospital Charity. The three-time World Champion who we organised the event with, said he was delighted with the fundraising evening. “I’m so happy. The inaugural Steel City Cup has been a remarkable success and hopefully we’ll make it an annual event. There have been two winners – Team Theo and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. I’ll be very happy to give Laura a chance at getting her revenge on us next year!”
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