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Casuals receive cup boost

Casuals receive cup boost

By Mark Heelis
16th May 2018
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On Sunday 22 April 2018 the Oxford City Casuals were presented with a cheque for £1,000 from the Bethell Cup Charity


We are very grateful to the Bethell Cup Committee for selecting the Casuals as their chosen charity partner for the 17/18 season.

Chairman of the Byfield Bethell Cup committee Peter Adkins is pictured below donating the cheque to volunteers and players.

History of the Bethell Trophy

As a racehorse owner Guy Vivien Bethell won this trophy with a horse named 'Bird of Freedom', the race being the Manchester November handicap. The trophy then went into football competition and it was renamed the Bethell Charity Cup. The first committee met in 1903, so the competition dates back for more than 100 years. Woodford United have won the trophy the most times (seven) followed by Middleton Cheney (five).

Money raised by the competition is generiously donated to support local causes. The Casuals are proud recipients of this prestigious award in 2018 and would like to thank the committee for their support. The generous donation will benefit children and adults with disabilities, helping them be their best on and of the pitch.

Mark Heelis
Oxford City Casuals Strategy Manager

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