AS a participant in last Sunday’s six-a-side football tournament organised by Hastings Intercultural Organisation played out in the wonderful setting of Alexandra Park, may I pass on a big thank you on behalf of myself and all the other players involved in the event.
The 100 plus players and a similar number of spectators made the day enjoyable for all those who watched or participated.
It was great to see such a diverse group of Hastings residents coming together to play the beautiful game (though it must be added some of the football was not so beautiful).
A special thank you to Ken Dullaway and all the volunteers who marshalled the teams on the day and made sure the day passed without incident.
The success of the tournament proved once again that Hastings is welcoming to all, showing that no place exists for those who seek to discriminate against individuals because of their creed, culture, ethnic origin or faith.
I look forward to entering the tournament next year – with a misguided vision of lifting the trophy.
COUNCILLOR LEE CLARK
Hastings Borough Council