On Sunday (16th June) the Peterborough United Foundation held our first ever summer tournament at the Mick George Training Academy, which was a huge success.
The morning consisted of the U13s & U15s tournament whilst the afternoon hosted the U12s & U14s tournament.
We had the likes of Oundle Town ‘A’ & ‘B’, Peterborough Nene ‘A’ & ‘B’ and Yaxley competing in the U13s tournament, while Cambourne Spartans ‘A’ & ‘B’, Cherry Hinton Lions, Hammers ‘A’ & ‘B’ and Huntingdon Rowdies ‘A’ & ‘B’ participated in the U15s tournament.
After finishing top of the U13s group, Oundle Town ‘B’ beat Yaxley 3-2 in a tight semi-final. 2nd place Peterborough Nene ‘A’ won 2-0 against fellow Peterborough Nene FC ‘B’ side in the other semi-final.
The two sides were inseparable in the final, however Peterborough Nene ‘A’ managed to walk away 2-1 winners against Oundle Town ‘B’ after an incredible performance and some outstanding saves from their goalkeeper Lennon who won U13s player of the tournament.
Hammers ‘A’ managed to finish top of the U15s group, going on to beat 4th place CB in the semi-final. After finishing 2nd CA took on 3rd place Hammers ‘B’ in a game which finished 4-1 win to CA.
A closely contested final could only be separated by one goal, as Cambourne Spartans ‘A’ won the trophy with a 3-2 win over Hammers ‘A’, and a man of the match performance from player of the tournament Harley.
As we moved into the afternoon the U12s & U14s kicked off the group stages. We had 5 teams competing in the U12s tournament- City of Peterborough, Netherton United Blue, Netherton United Red, Parkside Athletic and Whittlesey Blues. The U14s tournament consisted of March Athletic Blues, March Athletic Reds, March Town Academy, Yaxley Blues and Yaxley Reds.
Netherton United Blue topped the U12s group and went onto to beat City of Peterborough in the semi-final. 2nd place Netherton United Red beat Parkside Athletic to make it an all Netherton final.
As Netherton United Blue & Red went head to head in the U12s final, bragging rights were at stake. After a closely fought final Netherton United Blue managed to walk away winners, with Bobby rightfully receiving player of the tournament.
The U14s semi-finals were solely occupied by March Athletic & Yaxley sides. 1st place March Athletic Red took on fellow March Athletic Blue while an all Yaxley semi-final guaranteed it would be a March-Yaxley final as Yaxley Blues took on Yaxley Reds in the alternate semi-final.
With March Athletic Red and Yaxley Blue progressing to the final, there was everything to play for. After an intense final March Athletic Red walked out victorious and picked up the silverware, aswell as Harry who received player of the tournament.
It was great to see so much talent on display at our first summer tournament, and we would like to thank all the parents, players, managers and everyone else who helped to make the day a success. All teams gave their all and can be proud of how they represented their club. We are looking forward to hosting further tournaments in the future for even more local teams and age groups. If you are a grassroots team who would be interested in taking part in our future tournaments, please email Michael.Johnson@theposh.com