The hugely popular Jarvis Brook Juniors FC annual Football Fiesta saw 144 boys’ and girls’ football teams from across Sussex, Surrey and Kent take part.
All the teams played very well and showed excellent sportsmanship and fair play throughout. This year was the first time that Sunday afternoon was dedicated to girls’ football and the semi finals and finals were very exciting as they went all the way to penalties.
Chairman Ray Kennedy said: “The club are really very pleased with how well the tournament was received by the visiting clubs and with how the event continues to grow and evolve every year.
“Our tournament is set apart from others by the fact that we try to be different and cater for both boys and girls’ football at all levels. Sunday’s girls’ session, the boys’ u11’B’ competition and the chairman’s salver trophies (competed for by teams who don’t make it through to the semi finals) are all examples of this commitment.”
Keveena Mosen, the Development Officer for Sussex County FA, was a welcome attendee at the event as he presented Chairman Ray Kennedy and welfare officer Nicky Clark with a plaque and certificate for achieving Charter Standard Development Status.
The award recognises football clubs that provide an enjoyable, high quality and safe experience.