By Tivy-Side reporter

The village of St Dogmaels was buzzing on Sunday for the second annual Steff’s Fun Day in memory of 32-year-old local football club stalwart Steff Thomas who was tragically killed in a road accident in October 2017.

Morning rain cleared and left a bright and warm day bringing the crowds swarming to the School Field ground where there were a large and varied number of stalls and other attractions.

The centrepiece was a game between recently crowned Costcutter Ceredigion Football League champions St Dogmaels and The Welsh Fans X1 containing players from various parts of Wales and resulting in a narrow win for Saints.

Before kick off the teams lined up as Cardigan Rugby Club Male Voice Choir led the singing of ‘Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’.

Among a huge collection of items auctioned during the day was a shirt signed by the Wales rugby team and donated by legend Shane Williams, a signed darts board from former PDC World Championship semi-finalist Jamie Lewis of Cardigan, a fresh Teifi sewin (sea trout) from coracleman and former Saints defender Paul Williams and a signed Wales football shirt donated by the Football Association of Wales.

Also included was a two-day visit to the Amsterdam Music Festival in October donated by another former player Simon Wilson who is based in Holland, a meal for four people at the Ferry inn in the village and many more prizes too numerous to mention.

The MC for the day was John Walters and the event raised substantial funds for the local football club and also Gol – The Wales Football Supporters Charitable Organisation, the aim of which is to help under-privileged children wherever Wales play.

Afterwards one of the organisers and St Dogmaels FC first team manager Steve Jerry Williams said “This has been a truly memorable day in memory of Steff and shows what can be achieved when people pull together.”

And he added “We would like to thank sponsors and everyone who helped to make the event an outstanding success.”