Big numbers and brilliant football make sure the annual Godmanchester Rovers Youth Tournament is a belter again

Action from Huntingdon Rowdies Under 8 White against Warboys Colts - one of the 455 games to take pl

Action from Huntingdon Rowdies Under 8 White against Warboys Colts - one of the 455 games to take place during the two-day Godmanchester Rovers Youth Tournament. Pictures: HELEN DRAKE - Credit: Archant

An estimated 1,300 young footballers, representing 140 teams, were involved in 455 games, controlled by a team of 18 referees, as the annual Godmanchester Rovers Youth Tournament proved to be a roaring success again last weekend.

Sides from across Huntingdonshire and beyond descended on Jubilee Park in Huntingdon for two days of cracking competition across 11 categories.

There were a couple of local successes as Warboys ruled supreme in the Under 11 age bracket while Huntingdon Rowdies Green took the spoils in the Under 16 section.

New Peterborough United manager Grant McCann was on hand on Saturday when one of the club’s junior sides triumphed in the Under 10 bracket.

Next year’s staging of the tournament has already been pencilled in for the weekend of June 3 and 4, with entries being taken through www.gryfctournament.co.uk.


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ALL THE WINNERS . . .

Under 9 – Melbourn

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Under 10 – Peterborough Utd

Under 11 – Warboys

Under 12 – Cambs Celts

Under 12 Girls - Yaxley

Under 13 – Kettering Eagles

Under 14 Gold – South Pboro

Under 14 Silver – Netherton

Under 15 Gold – Peterborough Northern Star

Under 15 Silver – Cambourne Eagles

Under 16 – Huntingdon Rowdies Green

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