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Cirencester Town's first Junior Six-a-Side Tournament for several years, ably organised by our Clubman of the Year Mark O'Brien, took place at The Corinium over the weekend of 13th and 14th June 2009.

The Tournament comprised 84 teams from numerous local clubs across all junior age groups from Under 8's through to Under 16's, necessitating very tight scheduling of matches all weekend, and we unfortunately had to decline some applications because of oversubscription of some of the age groups.

Our thanks go to everyone who helped to make the tournament such a great success and Mark would particularly like to thank the following people for their efforts:

Robin Haxton
Neil Shaw
Mick Redford
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Owen Giles
Geoff Hawkins
Sue O’Brien
Danny O’Brien
Liam O‘Brien
Kathie Chambers
Eddie Leather
Kev Abbley
Captain Tindale
Andy Pickup
Rob Brooks
Amy Ranford-Davis
Gareth Chapman
Barry Chapman
Mike Mabbett
Holly Haxton
Teresa Coombes
Alan Sykes 
Ben Vines
Clare Keating
Kerry Keating

The standard of football across all age groups was extremely high and the Roll of Honour for the tournament was as follows:

Age Group


Runners Up

Under 9 Leckhampton Cougars   Cirencester Town
Under 10     St Marks Dragons FC Lakeside Whites
Under 11   Crowmarsh AC   Hucclecote
Under 12 Cirencester Town A    Kings Stanley
Under 13 Kings Stanley     KIngshill
Under 14 FC Lakeside Greenmeadow
Under 15   Westfield FC  Cirencester Town A
Under 16  Shaw FC FC Fernhill

The Under 8's Tournament also provided some excellent football and every player from each of the teams was provided with a medal. 

During the weekend, we held collections for the "Help for Heroes" and "Cancer Research UK" charities.


After the tournament, a number of people wrote to us, thanking us for holding such a well-organised and successful event. The following is a sample of their comments: 

"Thanks again for a very good day, the tournament itself was fantastic, well run and the format is much better than the group format. From the parents, kids, coaches..Thanks. Put us down for the next one!" Mark Beggs - Lydiard Youth

"Organisation was great, parking, facilities, refereeing, programme info – I could go on and on so please pass on this mail to all concernedNeil Brown - Cirencester Town Under 9 Manager

"On behalf of all our players and parents from Cheltenham Saracens U12s we would like to say what a wonderful day we had at your tournament last weekend. The organisation was absolutely brilliant , with everything organised spot on from car parking to the smooth running of all the games , which were only running  about 5 minutes behind scheduled time , good referees and even the weather was superb!" Jill Dean - Cheltenham Saracans FC


We are intending to hold another Junior Six-a-Side Tournament in 2010 and make it an annual event.


We are also holding an 11-a-side Tournament at The Corinium on the weekend of 25th & 26th July 2009, in conjuction with Shaw FC . This will be for the Under 13, 14,15 & 16 age groups.


Please click here for more details. 



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