FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town team to launch summer tournament for juniors

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22

Horncastle Town have announced details of an action packed junior summer tournament which will be held in conjunction with LIVES.

Teams from all over Lincolnshire have confirmed they will play and more entries are expected over the coming weeks.

LIVES will provide first aid cover for matches and will also operate a stall with information about the work they do.

Town spokesman Andrew Cotton said: “LIVES is a superb charity in the area and their work is well renowned.

“Hopefully, people will be able to make donations to their cause on the day.”

The tournament will take place over the weekend of May 2 and 3.

On Saturday the Under 9s, U11s, U13s and 15s will take part and on the Sunday it will be the turn of the U10s, U12s, U14s and 16s.

Each age group side has invited three other teams to play in a round robin format with a final at the end for the league leaders.

Trophy sponsors will be announced in due course. Teams will be required to register at 9am with matches commencing at 10am.

Matches will be shorter versions of games teams usually play in their league and development fixtures.

From U11 upwards, if a match ends in a draw both teams get a point and a bonus point will be awarded to the winners of a penalty shoot out.

Town have thanked referee Dave Avison who will provide officials. An appeal has gone out for volunteers to help and anyone interested can call Mr Cotton on 07852 285030.

The club is also hoping to have a number of stalls with food and other items for sale. Again

JB’s Sports coaching have agreed to provide an official for the U9 and U10 pitch on the two days and will also be running a shot ‘tester’ event which will enable people to check the speed they can kick a ball.

Teams that have confirmed their attendance to date are as follows.

U9 - Coningsby, HBW United Bandits;

U10 - Ancaster, Greenbank JFC Rangers, Woodhall Spa;

U11 - Ruskington, Saxilby Athletic, Spilsby;

U12 - Boston Town Saints, Greenbank Cobras, Welton FC;

U14 - North Lindum Hawks.