Tour tees Tyther­ing­ton up for suc­cess

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FOL­LOW­ING a suc­cess­ful sea­son in the First Divi­sion of the Mid Cheshire Foot­ball League, Tyther­ing­ton Ju­niors Un­der 12 Foot­ball Club headed out to the Isle of Man for a Team Tour.

The ven­ture has taken a whole year to plan, with the boys earn­ing their place on the trip by do­ing var­i­ous fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties to pay for their own travel.

The high­light of the trip was a tour­na­ment in the Isle of Man Bowl Arena, a 3,000 seat sta­dium which is the Is­land’s ver­sion of Wem­b­ley. The team faced ex­tremely tough com­pe­ti­tion from both the Is­land’s elite Academy and Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence Teams, but pro­duced a fine dis­play of at­tack­ing foot­ball that kept the crowd en­ter­tained.

In be­tween the foot­ball the team stayed at an outdoor ad­ven­ture cen­tre on the out­skirts of Ram­sey, where they got in­volved in a wide range of Outdoor Ac­tiv­i­ties that were de­signed to help the team mem­bers bond. The cli­max of this was a 200 foot ab­seil off a cliff face onto a de­serted beach.

Gareth But­ter­worth, the team man­ager stated that he was “proud of all the lads, and coaches for show­ing brav­ery and courage for over­com­ing their fears, and this will help them be­come a stronger as both a team and in­di­vid­u­als.”

The core of the team have been to­gether since the age of four, and next year they will progress to 11-a-side in full size nets.

“Hav­ing bonded on the trip, it will en­sure they start next sea­son as a stronger squad, and this will help them face the chal­lenges of a long hard sea­son,” added But­ter­worth.

Any lo­cal chil­dren wjo wish to play foot­ball can ap­ply to join TJFC, find con­tact de­tails for the rel­e­vant age group on www.tyther­ing­ton­ju­niors.

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