Footballing females flock to tournament

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FEMALE footballers flocked to Wirksworth Recreation Ground last weekend to take part in a two-day tournament organised by Wirksworth Colts FC.

The tournament proved a success last year so the club decided to run it again, with even more teams getting involved.

One of the organisers, Chris Winson from Wirksworth Colts, said: “We had around 40 teams there from about 15 clubs, coming from right across the Dales, plus Derby, Sheffield, Dronfield etc.

“The age range took in under 11s right up to an open age category for women and it was very well supported across the two days.

“The weather was not too bad. There was some sun, some rain so it could have been worse!

“All in all it went well and everyone enjoyed themselves. We were certainly happy with how it went.

“Last year’s event was a success and I think this year’s was even more so, so we hope there’ll be something similar in the future.”