Foot­ball fes­ti­val scores suc­cess

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By STEPHEN BRIGGS stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @Et­stephenb

A FOOT­BALL tour­na­ment for 1,500 bud­ding soc­cer stars will take place in the town­ship thanks to a shop­ping cen­tre.

The foot­ball fes­ti­val will be held over four days on con­sec­u­tive week­ends June 9, 10, 16 and 17 - at the Hamp­ton Com­mu­nity Sports As­so­ci­a­tion’s play­ing fields, in Beau­mont Way.

The tour­na­ment is be­ing named the Ser­pen­tine Green Foot­ball Fes­ti­val, af­ter the shop­ping cen­tre agreed to spon­sor the event.

The spon­sor­ship deal in­cludes a £1,600 do­na­tion to make sure the fes­ti­val is a suc­cess.

Ser­pen­tine Green has helped Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club out on many oc­ca­sions since the club launched in 2003 reg­u­larly spon­sor­ing team kits.

The foot­ball fes­ti­val will cater for boys’ teams from un­der sev­ens to un­der 18s and will also in­clude a Ladies’ Day for un­der 10s girls’ teams and any women’s teams.

Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club is ex­pect­ing around 1,500 chil­dren and young peo­ple from all over Cam­bridgeshire to at­tend the tour­na­ment and have even had en­quires from teams as far away as Tyne and Wear and York­shire.

Den­nis Baldry, Ser­pen­tine Green cen­tre man­ager, said he was de­lighted to be able to spon­sor the tour­na­ment.

He said: “Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club do a bril­liant job train­ing chil­dren and young peo­ple in our com­mu­nity.

“This tour­na­ment will re­ally put Hamp­ton on the foot­ball map and be a great fin­ish to the sea­son for all our lo­cal play­ers.”

Steve Pur­nell, Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club chair­man, said he was sure the tour­na­ment would help the club meet its goals.

He said: “We are de­lighted to be work­ing so closely with Ser­pen­tine Green on this mas­sive oc­ca­sion for Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club.

“The com­mu­nity is com­ing to­gether to cel­e­brate the foot­ball fes­ti­val and as a part­ner­ship we know it will be a great suc­cess.”

Fans will be able to keep up to date with all the fix­tures, scores and league ta­bles at www.hamp­ton-foot­ball­club.co.uk

For more in­for­ma­tion about the tour­na­ment visit www.ser­pen­tine­green.com

Tour­na­ment: Deputy man­ager of the Ser­pen­tine Green Shop­ping cen­tre Chantelle Wat­son pic­tured with mem­bers of Hamp­ton Foot­ball Club who have had their kit and their up­com­ing foot­ball fes­ti­val spon­sored by the cen­tre.

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