It’s Back – 11-a-side Summer Football Tournament Part II…

It’s Back – 11-a-side Summer Football Tournament Part II…

February 26, 2013 | Nathan Reid

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It’s confirmed. Our close season 11-a-side Summer Football Tournament will be returning for a 2nd year in 2013 and this time will be bigger and better than ever. The 8+ week tournament was a huge success last year and saw some of the finest amateur teams in Sheffield compete for the title.

Greenhill White Hart of the Sheffield and District Meadowhall Premier Division eventually ran out winners in 2012 after a slow start. The rest of the field was shocked when they lost their first game of the tournament, but order was restored as they bounced back and went on to win their next 6 games, scoring a massive 37 goals, to reach the semi-finals. After breezing through the semis they beat runners-up Jack-in-a-box FC convincingly 6-3 in the final on our annual Charity Fun Day to claim the title of our first ever Summer Football Tournament Winners. The final itself was officiated by none other than ex-premier league referee Uriah Rennie.

Greenhill White Hart were not the only talking point of this fantastic event as we were delighted to have along ex-professionals on a weekly basis. Hallam 1860 Old Boys pulled out all the stops when it came to drafting in big names for the tournament. Ex-professionals David Graham and Lee Bullen were a big part of the team. We were also treated to a father-and-son duo in the form of current Chesterfield FC player Jack Waddle (not such an old boy) and his ex-England international dad, Chris Waddle (minus the legendary mullet hairstyle, of course).

This year we are hoping to get even more teams involved and hope that word of last years success will spread to drum up lots of interest from around the local and wider area. Again, the tournament will be played over a period of weeks on our 3G Astroturf’s at Tapton and King Edwards Community Sports Centre’s during various days of the week. The final dates will be produced once the current football season has ended.

If you think you team are up to the challenge and want to compete for the title then please get in touch to confirm a place. Contact either Lee or Martin on 01142402308 or e-mail info.active8sheffield@interserve.com

Come and join the fun.

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