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Half Term - Salford Tournament

Young footballers in Salford will be coming together on Friday (27th October) when they compete for a new trophy, organised in partnership between Salford Community Leisure and FC United of Manchester. The tournament will follow over four days of half-term activities being delivered by sports development officers from Salford Community Leisure and FC United coaches.

The sessions, which are being held from Monday to Thursday, are free of charge and open to young people aged from 8 to 16 years. They include other multi-sport activities as well as football. Taking place at venues throughout the district, the sessions will conclude on Friday, with a tournament. The all-day football trophy event is at Salford Sports Village on 27th October. The tournament will see teams competing for the Salford Community Shield, which is being sponsored by FC United, in partnership with Salford Community Leisure.

"This is a great opportunity for young people in Salford to take part in sport and physical activity at a location that is convenient for them." said FC United’s Community Development Officer, John Thomason. "With the competition and chance of winning a trophy on Friday, there is everything for the players to train and play for during the week. I am confident that there will be good quality football on display."

The sessions come just days before the club’s "People United Day", which is taking place at its home game against Glossop North End (Sat. 28th, Gigg Lane) as part of the Kick Racism Out of Football campaign. The day will see young people from across Greater Manchester and beyond come together in a show of unity in the belief that people should be able to enjoy football without fear of intimidation or abuse. All under 18 year olds will be admitted free of charge.

FC United are involved at the following sessions:


10-12 Portland Road, Ellesmere Park
1-3 Fit City Pendlebury, Cromwell Road, Pendlebury


10-12 Eccles Rec, Oxford Street, Eccles
1-3 Fit City Eccles, Barton Lane, Eccles


11-1 Peel Park, Little Hulton
2-4 Parr Fold Park, Walkden (near the bandstand)


11-1 Fit City Clarendon, Off Liverpool Street, Salford
2-4 St Mary’s Park, Walkden


Tournament from 9.30 onwards - Salford Sports Village, with teams playing for the Salford Community Shield, sponsored by FC United in partnership with Salford Community Leisure.

Young people wishing to attend the sessions are asked to bring appropriate footwear and clothing for all venues. Please note that outdoor sessions may be cancelled without notice due to weather conditions.

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First Posted ~ 17:48 Fri 20 Oct 2006
News ID ~ 608
Last Updated ~ 17:48 Fri 20 Oct 2006