Hungerford Town Juniors first football tournament is a huge success

Teams from across Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and beyond competed in Hungerford Town’s inaugural junior football tournament over the weekend. With 160 teams taking part and over 450 matches played on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, the tournament saw players from under 7s teams up to under 15s battling it out in Hungerford Town FC stadium as well as the Hungerford Primary School pitches.

Over 450 matches were played in a thrilling tournament at Bulpit Lane. Swindon Supermarines Youth FC (pictured) lifted their trophy on Sunday after winning all eight of their fixtures before beating rivals HS Sports in the final. Fair play trophies were also awarded for those teams that displayed respectful behaviour on and off the pitch.

Alongside the tournament, an online auction raised over £2,000 for the club with prizes including hospitality for four people at West Ham, two Grandstand tickets for Windsor Races and tickets to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Club chairman, Darren Pettifer, said: ‘We have received some amazing feedback from the community about the event and I want to thank all of the volunteers who gave up their valuable time to help. Without their support and dedication, we would not have been able to host such a successful event’.

Acting Chairman of Hungerford Town Football Club, Cris Bowden, said: ‘The tournament is an excellent example of what can be achieved when the senior club and the juniors club partner together. I would like to thank the many families and children who attended, as well as the local community in Hungerford for their incredible support’.

For more information about Hungerford Town Juniors Club, visit htfcjuniors.co.uk.

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