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Wannabe football stars contest Boyne Hill tournament

Wannabe football stars contest Boyne Hill tournament

Steve Scott

Wannabe football stars contest Boyne Hill tournament

More than 1,000 spectators took to the touchlines as wannabe football stars competed in an annual tournament.

About 90 teams took part in the Boyne Hill Boys and Girls FC 2012 tournament on Saturday and yesterday, pulling in a crowd of about 1,400 over both days.

The fifth annual event, for under eights to under 16s, attracted teams from as far afield as Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush and Rickmansworth to Holyport FC's Summerleaze Village ground.

Local clubs going for glory included Maidenhead Boys and Girls, Maidenhead Warriors, Cookham Dean, Maidenhead Magpies, Holyport FC, Eton Wick Juniors, Old Windsor Tigers and Thames Valley Youth.

Hosts Boyne Hill Boys and Girls won two shield competitions while an Arsenal FC community side triumphed in the boys' under 16s category.

Boyne Hill FC vice chairman Phil Arnold said: "It was very successful weekend. The weather was great and they all enjoyed themselves.

"We put on these tournaments to enhance our standing within the area, encourage recruiting and give the local area friendly, fun but competitive football."

They were also raising cash for new club kit and equipment.

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