COLTS TOURNAMENT 2005 IS BIG HIT
Calverton Miners Welfare held a festival of football over the weekend of June 18 and 19
after an enforced break due to building developments last year.
A record 179 teams from across the country enjoyed the 2 day tournament, in which 1,250 boys & girls from the age of 7 through to 15 years took part in the sun bathed event.
Whilst the tournament is aimed at being a fun event it is also very competitive as many of the 35 volunteer referees were to find out. Incredibly 454 ten minute Games were played amounting to 76 hours of football and not including extra time & penalty shootouts a total of 1,063 goals were scored, or 2.3 goals per game.
The big winners of the day were the children who took part and made it such an enjoyable weekend for the spectators & parents.
All that exercise can make you a little hungry, so its comes as no surprise that more than 750 jumbo sausages & 1,250 quarter pound beef burgers , 300 bacon butties & 400 pots of mushy peas were consumed along with hundreds of litres of iIce cream and cold drinks.
272 individual trophies were awarded to individual age group winners, runners up and consolation Plate winners.
Age Group Winners:
Under 8 - Netherfield Boys
Under 9 - West Bridgford Lions
Under 10 Tophy - Calverton MW Colts Red
Under 10 Plate - Bulwell Rangers
Under 11 Trophy - Parkdale Rovers
Under 11 Plate - West Bridgford Rangers
Under 12 Boys Trophy - Long Eaton United A
Under 12 Boys Plate - Calverton MW Colts
Under 12 Girls Trophy - Nottingham Forest Ladies Red
Under 13 - Calverton MW Colts Blue
Under 14 - Carlton Town
Under 15 - Rolls Royce Leisure
The Committee would like to thank all those who volunteered their time so generously, many of which are not connected with the club directly, and a big thank you to all the sponsors of the Calverton Tournament, The Calverton Echo, Calverton Horticultural Show, Walkers Crisps, Mapperley Sports, DHA (Calverton), Frank Key, Wrangler (VF Europe), Richard Tuxford Exports and Focus Label Machinery Ltd , without their support community events like this would not take place.