Football: Hundreds of teams enjoy Chichester kids’ tournament

Chichester City and Barnham Trojans under-14s face each other / Picture by Louise Adams

Chichester City and Barnham Trojans under-14s face each other / Picture by Louise Adams

0
Have your say

Chichester City’s 13th annual six-a-side tournament was a success – despite the weather doing its best to upset things.

Saturday saw bright sunshine and smiling faces while Sunday saw wind and driving rain and a more determined look from the brave players, supporters and organisers.

Saturday saw bright sunshine and smiling faces while Sunday saw wind and driving rain and a more determined look from the brave players.

The format of the tournament was hastily changed midday on Sunday to a knockout competition to shorten the day and prevent rain-sodden players and supporters having to wait around.

More than 120 teams and their supporters turned out over the weekend and many of the teams still managed to have fun – even in the driving rain.

The under-seven and under-eight teams held their matches as a fun day with all players receiving a medal.

Tournament roll of honour:

U9 - Winners: Rustington Otters, Runners-up: Hurstwood Rangers; U10 – Winners: Rustington Otters, Runners-up: Chichester City Youth; U11 – Winners: Barnham Trojans, Runners-up: Lewes Bridgeview; U12 – Winners: Furngate Youth, Runners-up: Widbrook United; U13 – Winners: Barnham Trojans Red, Runners-up: Barnham Trojans Blue; U14 – Winners: Adur Athletic, Runners-up: Bognor Regis Town Colts; U15 – Winners: Fareham Town, Runners-up: Chichester City Youth.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make this website your homepage

2 Like our Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Sport-Sussex

3 Follow us on Twitter @SportSussex

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!