Content creators get competitive for Wolves Foundation

Content creators get competitive for Wolves Foundation Image

From creating content to creating chances, shooting footage to shooting footballs, eight teams took to the Academy Arena pitch at the Compton Park training ground in a fundraising tournament for Wolves Foundation. 

A total of £3077 was raised by players and spectators from the inaugural Content Creators Cup, organised by ‘Dazzling Dave’ who runs the Always Wolves podcast and came up with the concept of the seven-a-side competition. 

All the funds raised will be ploughed into the many projects delivered by Wolves Foundation across the city and beyond. 

“The Wolves Foundation does so much to help so many across our city, helping to change lives and support those in need,” said Dazzling Dave. 

“So, it was fantastic that most of Wolves top content creators came together in a seven-a-side tournament to raise money. 

“I am delighted that it has raised over £3,000 and I know that the Foundation will put that sum to really good use for those in need. 

“I hope that this will become an annual event and fundraiser in aid of Wolves Foundation.” 

Alongside Always Wolves, other teams taking part in the competition comprised Talking Wolves, the Wolf Whistle podcast, Wolves Foundation, Wolves staff, Wolves Fancast, the Wolfpack and the Wolves 77 Club. 

After several hours of lively and competitive action in the group stages, the Wolf Whistle defeated Always Wolves in one semi-final with Talking Wolves prevailing on penalties against Wolves staff in the other. 

And it was the Wolf Whistle who claimed the overall spoils with victory against Talking Wolves in the final. 

“It was a really enjoyable event with some great people involved and some very competitive football played,” added Wolves Foundation’s Business Development Manager Kieron Ansell. 

“When Dave first approached us with the idea, we were keen to support in whatever way we could, and everyone involved did a really good job in making it such a positive experience. 

“To have so many people supporting the Foundation was fantastic, and raising such a substantial sum of money will have a really significant impact on the projects that we deliver.” 

One of the Foundation’s ambassadors, TV presenter and singer Mark Rhodes, also donned the boots – just as he has at Molineux previously in testimonials for Matt Murray and Jody Craddock – to turn out for Wolves 77 Club. 

The 77 Club lost all three of their fixtures, but Rhodes did score with a neat chip, and he was more focused on football – or more to the point fundraising – being the real winner on the day! 

“Yes, we lost every single game but that’s not important,” Rhodes quipped. 

“It was just a privilege to be part of such a fantastic event, particularly when so many people worked very hard to make it happen. 

“In its first year, raising over £3,000 for Wolves Foundation is amazing, and hopefully we can make it bigger and better every year.” 

"Of course it’s so important to give back to the community and Wolverhampton as a whole. It's great to be here and to show our support."

Maximilian Kilman | Wolves Captain and Foundation Ambassador

"As a lifelong Wolves fan, to represent the Club and Foundation is something I'll cherish forever."

Daz James | Wolves Disability FC

"Without Wolves Foundation I wouldn't be here today, that's for certain."

John Martin | Head 4 Health participant

"It is amazing to be out there meeting people and having some fun. It is really important for Wolves to have this connection with the fans and to see the happiness in their faces."

Toti Gomes | Wolves Defender

"Savannah absolutely loves the group. The staff are committed to making every single session fun and welcoming."

Natasha | Healthy Goals parent

"It’s special because it's my club and I’m so proud to be from Wolves as well. I can see the projects and all the work Wolves Foundation are doing and I know it makes such an impact, so to even be a little part of that and to help out where I can – it's so exciting."

Amber Sandhu | Broadcaster and Foundation Ambassador

"It’s huge for the school, I can’t speak highly enough of Wolves Foundation and the opportunities that they give us."

Mr Robinson | Woodsetton School

“I think all football clubs should be the beating heart of their communities and Wolves, through the Foundation, manages to do that."

Johnny Phillips | Sky Sports Presenter and Foundation Ambassador

"We get loads of different opportunities with a Premier League club. I feel really privileged to be a part of it."

Mustafa | Football & Education College Academy student

"Frank has Alzheimer’s Disease and when he was first diagnosed we felt lost and alone. Attending Molineux Memories is a lifeline for both of us; it is run by friendly, committed staff who ensure that everyone is included and enjoys themselves."

Frank and Alison | Molineux Memories

"To come here and be hands on with the kids is unreal. Working with Wolves and the Foundation is a blessing and I'm honoured. It feels surreal sometimes but it's the best feeling."

S-X | Music Producer and Foundation Ambassador

"It's good to give back what you got. Football and the Wolves Foundation help me, so I like to help the community."

Taye | Premier League Kicks

"Wolves is a fantastic football club, and they’re excelling off the pitch as well with all the brilliant community work that the Foundation does. The passion of the coaches and the opportunities to play are amazing."

Jack Rutter | Former Great Britain Paralympian and Foundation Ambassador

"Wolves has definitely helped my personal development, but now also helps me to develop people I work with. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the opportunities Wolves Foundation have given me."

Carl Ackasovs | Wolves Foundation

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