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Around 600 youngsters in action at two-day Outgang Road event




Hosts Deeping Rangers produced a strong showing at the Neil Olsen Memorial Tournament which was held at Outgang Road over the weekend.

They claimed success in three of the four competitive categories while just missing out on a clean sweep after being beaten in the Under 9s final.

Deeping Rangers Clarets scooped the Under 10s honours after beating their club colleagues the Ambers in the final after the Blues had lost out to Peterborough Northern Star in the Under 9s event.

Action from the Neil Olsen Memorial Tournament at Deeping Rangers. Photo: Lee Hellwing (10268234)
Action from the Neil Olsen Memorial Tournament at Deeping Rangers. Photo: Lee Hellwing (10268234)

The Clarets also claimed success in the Under 11s section after getting the better of near neighbours Deeping United in the final.

Deeping Rangers Blues then rounded off a wonderful weekend for the club after triumphing against Crowland in the Under 12s final.

The two-day event had six age groups from Under 7s to Under 12s with 12 teams in each section with nearly 600 players in action.

The tournament has been running for more than 20 years with the name being changed in 2006 following the passing of Neil Olsen who was a junior and then senior player as well as coach at Deeping.

Action from the Neil Olsen Memorial Tournament at Deeping Rangers. Photo: Lee Hellwing (10268248)
Action from the Neil Olsen Memorial Tournament at Deeping Rangers. Photo: Lee Hellwing (10268248)

Organiser Barry Phillips commented: "It was great to see so many young boys and girls outside enjoying their sport.

"The smooth running of the event is a great credit to all the volunteers and committee members involved in its organisation and operation."

The tournament was sponsored by the Deeping Lions with ChromaSports supplying the trophies.

The organisers would like to thank all the referees and volunteers who gave up their time to ensure the weekend was such a great success.



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