The East Riding FA More Than Just Football Award is awarded quarterly and celebrates the clubs, leagues and volunteers who are doing extraordinary things. They set the bar high and do more than just football.
The winner of the latest More Than Just Football Award is the Tanton Cup.
The Hornsea & District Hospital War Memorial Challenge Cup, more popularly known as the Tanton Cup (after P.C. Tanton Esq who donated the trophy) is one of the oldest football cup competitions in the East Riding with it currently celebrating its Centenary Year.
Competed for by clubs in North Holderness the competition has enjoyed a rich history since its inception back in 1922 with it initially being set up to help raise funds for Hornsea Cottage Memorial Cottage.
More recently money has been donated to Help for Heroes, the Alzheimer’s Society and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The Tanton Cup is a firm favourite on the local football calendar with it playing a key role in uniting the many villages and towns that populate the North Holderness region.
Supported by a dedicated group of volunteers which include President David Dean and committee members Stuart Kemp, Phil Ashcroft and Ian McLane the Tanton Cup is continuing to provide many happy memories for those who participate in it.
Notable mentions should also go to Life President David Brocklebank and committee member Brian Norris who both dedicated a vast amount of time and energy into the running and organising of the competition for many years.
This years Tanton Cup was won by Brandesburton AFC Firsts who defeated the clubs second team 5-0 at the Hollis Recreational Ground in front of nearly 200 people. The other teams competing this season included Hornsea Town, Leven members Club, Skirlaugh AFC and AFC Tickton.
East Riding FA CEO Adam Lowthorpe said; “The Tanton Cup is a historic competition that has raised a significant amount of money for several good causes. It is supported by a dedicated group of people who deserve huge credit for the time and dedication they volunteer. This award recognises the Tanton Cup’s contribution to grassroots football in East Riding.”
East Riding FA Chairman and FA Representative John Suddards will be present at the competition’s centenary dinner where an FA award will also be presented.
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