Some of the volunteers pause for the traditional photo, just before they continue to box up the food that they have collected, ready to be distributed on Christmas eve to local families and organisations that work with those in need.

A big thanks goes out to those at CSPAN who have helped to make it all possible, and special mention to Dianne who has organised the volunteers and made links with other organisations so that the food can get to those who need it most, all in time for Christmas.

 The U21s were victorious yesterday after a closely contested match against Rushall. Star controlled the game from start to finish, perhaps giving their best performance of the season to date.  The next round sees the U21s coming up against Tamworth who are managed by ex-Continental Star player and manager, Gary Smith.






Chairman,  Keith congratulates the boys as they leave the pitch.

The English FA decided to recognise the achievements of its all time record goal scorer, Wayne Rooney, and Stars were fortunate enough to be there to witness it all. A group of 60 adults and young people ventured down to the home of football, Wembley, on Thursday to watch Rooney play in his final game for his country.  For many of those in attendance it was their first visit to the national stadium.

Football is full of cliches but today the football community truly has lost one of its pioneers! Cyriĺle Regis paved the way for so many black footballers playing today. He endured racial taunts and overcame them so much so that many playing today couldn’t even  fathom; rising to the top of his profession, representing his country at a time when even a section of his own fans booed him.

Cyriĺle truly was a gentleman that paved the way. We at Continental Star benefited from his support over the years and we are both grateful and thankful.

All those involved  at Continental Star send out our condolences to the Regis family.

Star get off the mark with a win away to AFC Solihull.  Two goals either side of the half by Davion Hamilton was enough to secure the points, after the home side was awarded a dubious equalizing goal, after it appeared that the ball had entered the goal directly from a throw-in. Star lifted their game and created several chances as both teams went for the win. However it was Davion who struck the winner with an effort from 25 yards out that flew pass the hapless keeper.