Priory set to host annual festival

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Priory Celtic JFC will host its huge annual football tournament at Hall Park in Eastwood on the weekend of June 30/July 1.

As usual, over 4,500 people are expected to converge on the park to witness around 150 teams take part in the six-a-side festival, with the mayor of the borough of Broxtowe, Cllr Margaret Handley, also in attendance on the Saturday to present trophies.

The tournament, which is organised in partnership between Priory Celtic and Broxtowe Borough Council, has grown to be the biggest junior football tournament in the East Midlands, attracting teams from as far afield as Dorset and Kent.

A ‘Festival of Football’ for under-7s will also form part of the weekend’s activities, with a mixture of boys and girls events for anyone up to the age of 15.

Cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Stan Heppinstall said: “It is a tremendous advert for everything associated with junior football in the area and shows what can be achieved when the football club, the community and the local authority come together in partnership.”

The action will begin at 9.30am on Saturday, June 30 and play will end at 6pm that day.

On Sunday, July 1, matches will take place between 9.45am and 3pm.

For further information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 9173 643 or Priory Celtic FC on 0115 938 3164.

l Greasley Miners Welfare under 15s collected the Notts Youth League Sunday Division One Champions trophies last week during a special presentation night at the 1862 Suite at Notts County FC.

They also had their own presentation night the following evening which saw all the players given the Managers’ Player of the Year award for their tremendous achievement of winning the league with a 100 per cent record.