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Kids enjoy Euro fun

10 September 2012

Sheffield City Football Alliance celebrated the success of this summer’s European Championships by hosting a tournament for football-mad youngsters from across the city.

Sheffield & Hallamshire FA organised the tournament at Sheffield International Venue’s Concord Sports Centre, with teams being provided by Activity Sheffield and Wednesday and United’s community programmes.

Over 100 eager children attended the competition, with 16  five-a-side teams divided into under 13 and under 16 age groups.

Sheffield & Hallamshire FA’s Chris Bly, who helped organise the tournament, said: “It’s been great to bring some of the fun of the European Championships to children from the city.”

Sheffield Wednesday’s Steel City piped Sheffield United’s Kickz A to lift the U16 cup, while in the U13 competition the Blades’ Kickz A triumphed in the final over Activity Sheffield’s Aston Vanilla.

Cllr Isobel Bowler, the city council’s cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “The Sheffield Football Alliance is to be congratulated for making this happen – and well done to all the young people who took part.

“Sheffield is a city of sport and we welcome every opportunity to get more people, more active, more often.”

Sheffield Wednesday’s social inclusion manager, Matt Bray added: “The tournament was a great opportunity to bring different communities together through football – well done to both the kids and the staff who were involved”.

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