Jason Haywood Devon FA with winning Captain Steve Brenton
Andrew Vallance receives the Tom Wakenshaw Memorial Respect Award from Tom’s wife Lou.
The referees appointed for the men’s 7aside tournament.
AFC Plympton with ”HERO” from Help4heroes
TCFC Ladies also with ”HERO” sponsored by Specsavers
Aerial Masters sponsor TCFC U14s v Pontivy U 14s (ENGLAND v FRANCE)…..what a match!!!
Here’s what the event is really about!
We put a smile on footballs face…………Tavi Specials with Newton Soccability FC on Langsford Park
Will Reed the engine of the weekend!!
Above the Sports Centre Manager James & Nick with the Men’s trophy for 2013
BLUE MOON , the 2012 Mens Champions!
BLUE MOON Champions of 2012 with Geoffrey Cox QC/MP
AFC Plympton are the Ladies Champions!
Newton Soccability are the Clifton Towl Champions!
About 6,000 people attended over the 2 days.
Set up day!
I’m the bald one on left!
The success of this event and what its done for Tavistock earned me an invitation to Exeter University, on the 2nd. May for a Diamond Jublee Celebration and to have lunch with Her Majesty the Queen & the Duke of Edinburgh and honoured guests…….I am truly humbled! Allen Lewis
More Good News! Heather Fell Olympic Silver Medalist from Bejing 2008 is to be the Patron of the Son-Rise Cup! Our Committee are thrilled!
Rob Rich’s ”I love Candy” sweet shop are right on the case to support the Son-Rise Cup!
Nick Henderson and the Mansbridge team have put a super touch to the 2012 event by sponsoring the Officials with a uniform shirt, so the Ref’s will be very well turned out!
2012 Winners of the MEN’S Devon FA Trophy winners BLUE MOON
Ladies Winners AFC Plympton
Disability Adults Winners NEWTON SOCCABILITY FC
Disability Mixed-Newton Soccability FC & Tavi Specials tied!
Under 15’s Mayflower
Under 16’s Brixington Blues
Under 15’s Girls Ashmoor
Mark with his brother Paul who was the reason for starting this event in 2006
Newton Soccabilty & Tavi Specials- 2010 Rachel from Newton Soccability FC who won the Special Prize in 2010In October 2006 a Football Match started on the Crowndale Pitches called the ‘Son-Rise Cup for Autism’.
Two Teams played for this Trophy in October 2006, Tavistock Tyres and The Union Inn to raise funds for Paul Lewis’s Son-Rise Programme of America Therapy ,which was used by his parents to help him communicate and get him to break free from his secret World where he never spoke or looked at anyone!
Paul was diagnosed with Severe Autism in December 2003 and in October 2004 Raun Kauffman from the Autism Treatment Centre of America was interviewed on Richard and Judy’s Channel 4 Show using this therapy.
Following up leads and reading up on the internet about this powerful therapy Paul’s Parents Sheena and Allen decided to adopt the ideas and go on a course at Enfield with over 200 parents and carers.
Allen was convinced he had found the key to unlock his son.
On their return to Tavistock they began fund raising to get enough money to build a playroom as close to the designs in America.
A walk across Dartmoor by 12 people raised £5,000 and to follow Allen organized 5 horse rides, the last one Famous Horse Racing Celebrities attended , including Bob Champion MBE and Trainer Martin Pipe CBE.
Xfactor and Happy Mondays Singer Rowetta came for a publicity story to get interest in this therapy and with the football matches and support from other Fund Raisers the Family raised over £40,000 to help their son and promote Autism Awareness.
In May 2012 it will be the 7th. Son-Rise Cup Event and money raised will help other Local Charities now Paul is at school. Disability football will be one of them.
The Lewis Family worked non stop for 4 years to help their son and succeeded in getting him to use eye contact and speech in a specially designed playroom and with the help of over 35 volunteers , one Professionally Trained Child Facillitator they managed to get their son to communicate well enough to attend Main Stream School. First St. Rumons in Tavistock and now on to St. Peters Primary School.
The Son-Rise Cup for Autism is now an Established DEVON FA Event for the people of Tavistock and the 2012 Event involved over 100 businesses! We hope that in 2013 we will break all records with hopefully 2,000 footballers taking part.
Allen said, “Without the Support of the Tavistock People and Rural Community our goal would never have been achieved. We have made so many friends because of Paul and I have a fantastic relationship with all the businesses in this Area. A big thank you is all I can say!”
To learn more about this therapy visit- www.son-rise.org