Saffron Walden: All girls football tournament is a big success

PUBLISHED: 17:09 19 June 2014

Most of the team’s involved in PSG FC’s annual girls football tournament at Herbert’s Farm on Sunday.

Most of the team's involved in PSG FC's annual girls football tournament at Herbert's Farm on Sunday.

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Hundreds of budding young footballers took part in Saffron Walden's Plantation & Spartak Girls FC's annual girls tournament at Herbert's Farm Playing Fields, on Sunday.

Building on the success of last year’s event, over 380 girls participated in the tournament, representing 55 teams from 21 clubs – making it one of the largest girl’s football tournaments in the south-east in 2014.

Clubs from Cambridge, Sawston and Bishop’s Stortford participated alongside teams who had travelled from Kent, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and London.

All age groups from U8 through to U13 were represented, with the U8/9 teams playing a round robin of ‘non-competitive’ games. They also benefitted from expert skills coaching by Essex FA development coaches.

Each of the U10-U13 age categories were divided into two groups with the winner of each group progressing to a final to decide the age Group winner.

The event was a huge success with many visiting managers commenting that it was the best girl’s football tournament they had ever attended.

The festival’s lead organiser, Tim Piggott, who also coaches the PSG U10, said: “I would like to thank the small army of dedicated volunteers. Without their help in setting up and assistance on the day the event would not have been the success it was.”

PSG FC, who had seven teams participate in the tournament, are growing very quickly and are always looking for new players. If your daughter is interested in playing football in a fun, safe and supportive environment, send an e-mail to secretary@psgfc.co.uk

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