May 24 2012 By Greg Burns
Chesham United Football Festival
CHESHAM United hosted hundreds of youngsters in a three-day football festival at the weekend.
Twenty-three boys teams and 32 girls teams took part in the event between Friday and Sunday and got the chance to play on The Meadow pitch.
The event was such a success that organisers are already planning next year’s tournament, with children between eight and 16 playing in a series of matches.
It kicked off on Friday night with Kidlington Girls beating Chesham United Girls on penalties to lift the U16s crown, but Chesham United did pick up silverware after beating Ruislip Rangers in the U14s competition.
Saturday saw Maidenhead Girls edge Chesham United Girls in the U10s showdown.
Belmont Boys beat Westwood Park in the U9s morning competition, while the afternoon saw Chesham United Girls winning the U12s title after beating Maidenhead.
The youngest group – the Boys U8s – saw Seer Green United named fair play winners.
Neil Sandy, who had two daughters playing in the U16s, said: “The tournament was great on Friday night, well-run and a credit to everyone who helped.”
Any girls interested in joining a Chesham football team can take part in a free taster sessions throughout the summer at the club on Wednesday evenings between 5.15pm and 6.15pm. Call Lisa Welling on 07958 342 693 or visit www.culfc.co.uk.
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