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Monday, 01 July 2019 15:21

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Castle Combe Colts' annual summer spectacular lived up to its proud reputation in Wiltshire and beyond as around 3,000 people savoured scintillating football in scorching temperatures at the club's picturesque HQ.

The tournament sells out every year and certainly didn't disappoint those who made sure their name was on the entry list. The event is unique in that it showcases the talents of young footballers right across the age spectrum, from 4 to 18.

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There was joy and despair as teams battled it out for the honours, but the players deserve immense credit for making sure the values of respect and sportsmanship were upheld throughout the three days.

The club pays tribute to every single one of them for helping to create a wonderful spectacle, and would also like to say a big thank you to...

- The parents, friends and family who came along to cheer from the sidelines.

- Our superb team of referees and their guru, Julian Sattin.

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- The army of volunteers from across the age groups, who flipped burgers, parked cars, served tea and refreshments, recorded results, set up pitches, packed them away afterwards and did everything else besides.

- Tireless tournament organisers Mandy Overfield and Katie Sheppard and grounds manager Bradley Milburn-Anderson, together with the rest of the Colts committee.

- The local businesses who helped with expertise and goods, including the Lysely family, Chippenham Pallet Company, MJ Church, Corsham Print, Practical and ByBrook Valley School.

- And, when it came to the one thing out of our control, the weather gods for ensuring the conditions matched the setting and the football on show.

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It was a festival that showcased all that is brilliant about youth football but we really couldn’t have done it without the support of those listed above.

Thanks a million and we look forward to welcoming you all again in 12 months’ time.


U7 Fair play: Derry Hill United Flares
U8 Fair play: Derry Hill Inferno Orange
U9: Winners - Greenmeadow; Runners-up - Staverton Blue
U10: Winners - Kennington Athletic B; Runners-up - Kennington Athletic
U11 (Fri): Winners - Swindon Supermarine; Runners-up - Wims 11
U11 (Sun): Winners - FC Calne Vipers; Runners-up - Trowbridge Town Allstars
U12: Winners - Robins Red; Runners-up - Croft A
U13: Winners - Malmesbury Reds; Runners-up - Salisbury
U14: Winners - Trowbridge Town Raiders; Runners-up - FC Chippenham
U15: Winners - FC Chippenham White; Runners-up - Ferndale Rodbourne
U16: Winners - Castle Combe Colts Orcas; Runners-up - Ashton Villa
U17/18: Winners - Bromham Oaks; Runners-up - Bromham Owls

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