Staff come out on top in annual Priory View Christmas match

Priory View staff and service users
Priory View staff and service users

The annual staff versus service users Christmas football match at Priory View Day Centre, Bridlington.

On what was a fresh December morning, the pitch was awash with colour as players donned Christmas jumpers and festive fancy dress.

Prior to kick off both teams stood together in the centre circle to celebrate 100 years since the truce on Christmas Day, mirroring teams throughout the country in helping to mark the occasion.

In what was a competitive and high spirited game it was the staff who came out victorious.

After a fantastic first half, the staff went in at half-time leading 4-2.

In the second half, the game continued in the same spirit with the service users coming out strongly and pulling a couple of goals back.

The final score was 8-6 to the staff.

Pete Allison, disability football development officer at East Riding County FA, said: “In what was a fantastic morning, it was football that was the real winner with great performances from both sides capping off a great match.

“The service users have really come a long way in the past 12 months and it is certainly looking to be an exciting 2015 for the team.

“Disability football in the East Riding is growing hugely and this is again true for Bridlington.

“We are looking for both males and females over the age of 16 with a disability who want to play football in Bridlington.”

To get involved, contact Paul Robinson at Priory View Day Centre at or Pete Allison at