10th Anniversary Football Tournament A Huge Success

Archived: Posted August 21, 2013

The Core Assets Football Tournament has always been the highlight of our calendar, but it scored even bigger this year as it celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The annual event took place at Nottingham University last weekend and was our most successful to date with over 52 teams and 600 children pitching their sporting talents.

The celebratory event, which recognises the talents of children from all backgrounds and abilities, is well-loved by foster carers across the country for its inclusive atmosphere and team spirit.

But football wasn’t the only attraction. Visitors also enjoyed a climbing wall and the opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary with a release of 1000 colourful balloons.

David Oldham, executive director, says “Every year we are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, talent and sheer determination of the young people involved in the games.

“There’s a terrific team spirit among our foster families and many of our foster carers are also responsible for training and coaching sessions. It’s their commitment and involvement that helps the games be such a success.”

The results of the matches are…

9-11 mixed cup – South/Thames Valley 2
9-11 mixed plate – Benbecula Bears (Scotland)
12-14 boys cup – North West 3
12-14 boys plate – Real Eastern
15-18 boys cup – North East Magpies
15-18 boys plate – Orkney Eagles (Scotland)
12-14 girls – Y&L and Fostering People Eagles
15-18 girls – Bayern Eastern

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to everyone involved for making the day such a huge success.

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