Unity All-Stars & Sunnyside FC win Engage Tournament

Engage Communities hosted another free popular five-a-side football tournament on Friday 8th August 2014 at Dimensions Leisure Centre.  The tournament was supported by Port Vale’s charity arm, Vale Park Community Initiative through funding obtained from the Crime Commissioner.  It was a great tournament with numerous talented youngsters and teams displaying their skills on the day.  We had 10 teams playing in the under 14 group and we had 14 teams in the 15-18 age group.  In total we had 24 teams and 168 young people participating.  In addition thanks also to the parents and young people including family and friends supporting the teams on the day.  Here is a list of all the teams:

Under 14
Burslem Valiants
Might Get Messi
Tunstall Tigers
Burslem Bullets
Unity Allstars
5 All-Stars FC

15-18 age group
Sunnyside FC
Knypersley Shinanigans
Nosy FC
Lethal 7
Elite 6
Black All Stars
Burslem Magic
Alsager Town
Ched Heads
Stoke United
Team of Happiness
Stoke Under 16s
Cobridge Certified

Congratulations to Unity All-Stars for winning the under 14 category and Sunnyside FC for winning the under 18 group.  The winners were given free tickets to watch the Port Vale v Walsall game.  We used the Bala Pro Fairtrade footballs throughout tournament, which was also the first time the Bala Pro Fairtrade footballs were used in any tournament in the world! Here are the results for the day:

Under 14 age group
Unity Allstars (winners)
Balotellitubys (runners-up)
Golden Glove Award: Matthew Birchall, Unity Allstars
Top Goal Scorer: Adam Hawkey, Unity Allstars
Fair Play Award: Aaron Dodd, Burslem Bullets
Player of the Tournament: Amaar Khan, United

15 – 18 age group
Sunnyside FC (winners)
MHM (runners-up)
Golden Glove Award: Imran Ahmed, Stoke United
Top Goal Scorer: Israr Ghulam, Stoke United
Fair Play Award: Sam Speakman, MHM
Player of the Tournament: Josh Bowden, Sunnyside FC

The photos were taken, edited and uploaded by our young volunteer, Ayman Matloob, age 14 in our gallery section here http://goo.gl/bHNmEz


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