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Junior football extravaganza is again full to capacity with 125 teams taking part




Enjoyment was top of the agenda for youngsters who took part in Bourne Town Juniors' popular two-day football tournament over the weekend.

The event, for ages from six to 14-years, was again full to capacity with 125 teams taking part with many others on the stand-by list in the event of a late cancellation.

Teams return to support and participate in the event every year from around the area as well as clubs travelling from Newark, Grimsby and Norfolk.

Bourne Town Juniors tournament. Photo: Alan Walters (11326521)
Bourne Town Juniors tournament. Photo: Alan Walters (11326521)

Tournament co-ordinator Andy Hammond commented: "Our focus is always on making sure that everyone enjoys the day and that they all go home happy.

"For me the highlight of the weekend was when I passed one parent who was down on one knee, with his young boy stood beside him, and he was asking 'Are you enjoying it, because that is very important' - to which the boy nodded his head emphatically.

"It was a quick, simple moment and I have no idea who or from which team it was, but it typified what our weekend is all about.

Bourne Town Juniors tournament. Photo: Alan Walters (11326516)
Bourne Town Juniors tournament. Photo: Alan Walters (11326516)

"The weather was great on Saturday and better than forecast on Sunday, although the expected increased wind speed unfortunately denied us of the flypast from the BBMF Hurricane.

"We were however treated to a spectacular fly-past from the Dakota on the Saturday afternoon.

"The committee receives marvellous feedback each year, of which they are extremely proud, but are also keen to point out that the club is continually looking at ways to improve and ensure that no complacency creeps in.

"Plans for next year’s event are already being discussed."

The hosts also had plenty to celebrate on the pitch as they claimed success in the Under 10s and Under 11s sections.


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