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Youngsters enjoy taking part in football festival

PUBLISHED: 18:54 01 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:16 02 July 2018

Community Sports Foundation's Summer Cup competition at Easton and Otley College. Photo: supplied by Community Sports Foundation

Community Sports Foundation's Summer Cup competition at Easton and Otley College. Photo: supplied by Community Sports Foundation

Community Sports Foundation

Youngsters from more than 200 youth football teams across East Anglia had a great time taking part in the Community Sports Foundation’s Summer Cup competition.

Community Sports Foundation's Summer Cup competition at Easton and Otley College. Photo: supplied by Community Sports FoundationCommunity Sports Foundation's Summer Cup competition at Easton and Otley College. Photo: supplied by Community Sports Foundation

The annual two-day event was held at Easton and Otley College, near Norwich, on Saturday and Sunday.

More than 60 FA-affiliated youth clubs joined in the special celebration of youth football.

On Saturday the U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14 teams took to the pitch and on Sunday the U7, U9, U11, U13 teams competed.

Dan Wynne, from Community Sports Foundation, said it had been a really great two days and that the whole Summer Cup event was simply about all the children having a great time playing football and not necessarily worrying about the results.

Community Sports Foundation's Summer Cup competition at Easton and Otley College.
Photo: supplied by Community Sports FoundationCommunity Sports Foundation's Summer Cup competition at Easton and Otley College. Photo: supplied by Community Sports Foundation

He said: “It was all about enjoying themselves without the pressure attached to the normal league games.

“It was a great atmosphere with all the parents watching and the coaches, and everyone buying into that spirit of participation and having fun which is what the Summer Cup is all about.”

The Summer Cup is the Community Sports Foundation’s showpiece tournament for youth teams and, since it was founded in 2000, it has also served as an invaluable scouting tool for the CSF Youth Development Programme.

For more about the Summer Cup, visit www.communitysportsfoundation.org.uk


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