On Saturday St. Clare’s church teams was competing in the under 14’s Deanery football tournament at Corpus Christi Catholic High School.
For most of the players in the teams this was the first time playing football together. Before the tournament we only practised once which was the Saturday before. St Clare’s had three teams A, B and C in the A team was a player from St Andrew and Blessed George Haydock, so the A team was a joint effort between the two parishes. The other parishes that took part where Our Lady & St Edwards, St Maria Goretti both of whom had one team each. The tournament was started last year and we hope to run another one in June this year. Some of the parishes have asked if there can be a under eight’s tournament, we are looking at this for the tournament in June. The tournament results are as follows:
Winner of the Tournament St Maria Goretti
2nd St. Clare’s A & St Andrew and Blessed George Haydock
3rd Our Lady & St. Edwards
4th St. Clare’s B
5th St. Clare’s C
Although St. Clare’s did not win the tournament two of our players won trophies for player of the tournament and goal keeper of the tournament. Michael Law won Keeper of the tournament and Tom Luton won player of the tournament.
Many thanks to Steve & Cath Greenwood and John Slater (St. Clare’s)for organising the tournament. Also thanks to the tournament officials Azam and Steve who are pupils at Corpus Christi Catholic High School. We are very grateful to Corpus Christi Catholic High School for allowing the Deanery to use their football facilities. Our thanks also go to the Catenian Association Preston circle 14 for sponsoring the tournament with the cup and trophies. The cup that they supplied will be used for future tournaments.
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