6 months ago
By John Anderson
Fine weekend of age-group football survives late rainfall, which failed to put a damper on the occasion
The High Wycombe Branch of The Lions Organisation, The High Wycombe Lions Club, benefitted to the tune of £600. For their smooth running of the vital Cark Park Operation over the two days.
Hundreds of boys and girls age between 6 and 13 took part or competed in 9 separate
age-defined competitions. Winners of the competitive (older) groups included Gerrards Cross & Fulmer, and Northwood. A new feature of the event was that most games were Refereed by the Club's U-16 squad, all qualified Referees. All Match Officials were under the very capable control of Darren Keeley. The two days were superbly controlled as usual by Matt Brades. Much of this year's prior organisation was done by Sam Lewin. Unfortunately she was unable to witness the fruits of her labours, due to illness.
It is a fact well known (apologies to JaneAustin) that young people need constant "re-fuelling". To that end a raft of volunteers ensured that hot and cold food and drinks were always available. The Club's thanks go to the many people that made the effort to ensure another positive outcome.
The 2017 Tourney was yet another success for a regular weekend which has firmly established itself in the local grass roots football calendar.
It was extremely gratifying that lots of Team Managers complimented the Control Tent on their way out, commenting that the Event had been so well run.
Updated 12:41 - 17 Oct 2017 by John Anderson