Father Ray Children’s Home

The annual Shai Davis Soccer Tournament took place recently at Planet Football, and as in previous years the rivalry between teams was fierce.

Now in it seventh year, this competition sees teams from local charitable organizations competing against each other. Teams from the Father Ray Children’s Home, the Pattaya Orphanage, Boys Home Banglamung and Baan Jing Jai battled it out in the afternoon heat, but it was the team from the Banglamung Boys Home which carried off the winner’s cup, beating the Pattaya Orphanage in the final. Not only did the captain of the winning team, fifteen year old Somchai, lift the winner’s trophy, but he was also awarded well deserved trophies for Player of the Tournament and Top Goal Scorer.

The following day twelve teams, six adult and six youth, including three of the teams from the previous day, gathered at the Father Ray Children’s Home to take part in the annual CH Charity Soccer Tournament.

While most teams were from the local area, one team of youngsters traveled from the province of Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok to play, and were disappointed they did not play as well as they hoped.

Outright winners of the youth competition was the team from Banglamung Boys Home, with the Father Ray Children’s Home, playing on home turf, coming second. Young Somchai once again lifted the winner’s trophy and also received the Player of the Tournament award, and if he keeps playing the way he has played this weekend there is a promising future ahead of him.

Copy of IMG_0947_resize Copy of IMG_0966_resize Fifteen year old Somchai, captain of the winning team, best player and top goal scorer._resize IMG_0954_resize IMG_0969_resize IMG_0993_resize IMG_0995_resize IMG_0998_resize IMG_1034_resize IMG_1059_resize It may not be the winners trophy, but he is still happy_resize Shai Davis with the winning team_resize The Mahamek team were not very happy after losing_resize The Pattaya Orphanage team were disappointed to lose the final._resize Winners, two days in a row_resize