Ark­low host mag­i­cal Mini World Cup

Over 250 chil­dren en­joy su­per event

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT - MINI WORLD CUP at Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park

TWO fun-filled week­ends of soc­cer ac­tion took place at Ark­low Town FC re­cently with their now fa­mous an­nual Mini World Cup.

Over 250 chil­dren took part from un­der-6 level all the way up to un­der-14 level.

Such was the de­mand to take part in this year’s event, the club ac­com­mo­dated a com­pe­ti­tion for the un­der-14 play­ers as well. This event has grown in pop­u­lar­ity in re­cent years, and this year’s event at­tracted sev­eral par­tic­i­pants from the neigh­bour­ing coun­ties of Wex­ford and Dublin.

The event was kindly spon­sored once again by Travers In­surance Ltd. This year their very gen­er­ous spon­sor­ship pro­vided ev­ery player with a spe­cially de­signed jer­sey to wear dur­ing the com­pe­ti­tion.

As usual, the club’s fa­cil­i­ties were in top class con­di­tion for the two week­ends. No­body went hun­gry as the club’s shop and BBQ en­sured there was am­ple food for all vis­i­tors and all tastes. Thanks must go to all the club vol­un­teers who helped with the ref­er­ee­ing, stew­ard­ing and cater­ing.

Spe­cial men­tion must go to Mary and Ea­mon Burke for sup­ply­ing and spon­sor­ing the tro­phies. All play­ers re­ceived a lovely tro­phy for tak­ing part, and a spe­cial award, the Maradona Tro­phy for player of the tour­na­ment, was pre­sented to Kyal Byrne.

There was a feast of soc­cer over two week­ends in Lam­ber­ton.

A happy group of Ark­low Town FC soc­cer play­ers last week­end.

Joy for these young play­ers as they raise their tro­phies in de­light.

Cheeky mon­keys!

Hun­dreds of young play­ers played their hearts out.

Job well done in Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park.

An aeriel view of Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park dur­ing the Mini World Cup.

Sweet suc­cess in Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park.

A de­lighted group of young play­ers.

Put them up!

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