It's a win for local community football
By Yarlington | Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 11:41
Over 60 children from across South Somerset & Sedgemoor took part in a 6 a side football tournament organised by Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust at the Alvington Sports Complex in Yeovil on Saturday 15th July.
Yarlington Cup Winners Newtown Buffalo’s receiving the top prize from Richie Horton (Assistant Director for Finance, Yarlington Housing Group)
Jackie Gold (Chief Inspector of Yeovil Police) presents the Police Cup to joint winners Sedgemoor.
Jackie Gold (Chief Inspector of Yeovil Police) presents the Police Cup to joint winners Crewkerne.
A feast of football was enjoyed in rather damp conditions by parents and players alike as the top prize of the day, the Yarlington Cup, was won by Newtown Buffalo's in the over 12's competition. In the junior competition for the under 12's the Police Cup was shared between Sedgemoor & Crewkerne after an entertaining draw.
The tournament involved teams from Bridgwater, Crewkerne and Yeovil who have been taking part in the highly successful social inclusion football coaching programme run by Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust.
Roy O'Brien from Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust said 'On behalf of everyone involved within the Community Sports Trust, we would like to say a big thank you to Yarlington for sponsoring our Onside tournament this year and also to the Volunteers and coaches for working week in week out to help this tournament to go ahead and also to the youngsters, without them, this would not be possible. It was a fantastic day had by all and we look forward to hosting it again next year.'
Community Investment Manager Karen Davy commented 'We are delighted to sponsor an event that brings lots of young people from different communities together to share their love of the game. The tournament has also provided the Trust with a few talented youngsters whose skill he will hope to develop with further training.'
Sponsors of the event, Yarlington Housing Group also organised African Drumming Workshops whilst the games were being played to keep youngsters entertained and dry between matches.
Every player of the tournament received a Yarlington goody bag and medal for participating in the event.