A review of the 2017 Summer Grassroots Cup
Shrewsbury Town in the Community were delighted to invite grassroots teams from U8 – U11 to participate in their first ever Summer Cup this past bank holiday weekend.
The grassroots festival celebrated the Official Re-opening of the Ludlow Football Stadium by the Football Foundation following extensive renovation works by Shrewsbury Town in the Community. To find out more: (Please insert link to FF Press Release)
The two - day weekend festival would take place in glorious summer conditions at the picturesque South Shropshire venue with teams from Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire travelling to take part.
The U8 Tournament would be a close-run affair with Kidderminster Athletic Hawks running out eventual winners. Leominster Town FC would finish a close second with West Worcester Colts FC finishing in third position.
Shrewsbury Up & Comers Hawks would be carry home the U9 Trophy with Mereside FC finishing as Runners Up. The Up & Comers finished the tournament with a perfect record of 6 victories from 6 games played. Oakengates FC finished in third position behind the top two with Leominster Town FC completing the top four.
The second day of the Summer Cup would see the U10 & U11 teams take to the pitch on Sunday morning.
Shropshire based Bayston Hill Juniors would overcome Herefordshire Side Leominster Town FC in the U10s final which was tight and nervous affair before Bayston Hill broke the deadlock after 10 minutes. Chances were at a premium as Leominster knocked on the door but a couple of smart saves from the Bayston Hill goalkeeper keep Leominster at Bay.
The U11 competition final would be contested by two Herefordshire sides in FC Pheonix and Toros FC. Pheonix would run out eventual winners over their close neighbours by 2 goals to 0.
Leominster Town FC, Leominster Town Colts, Shrewsbury Up & Comers and Llanymynech Juniors would complete the standings.
Congratulations to all players and teams who took part in our first ever Summer Cup.
Steve Brotherwood, STITC South Shropshire Development Manager commented:
“We would like to thank all the teams who took part in our first ever Summer Cup. We want to make this an annual event and hopefully it will go from strength to strength and get bigger and better year on year.”
There is already a date in the diary for next year’s Summer Cup with the weekend of Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd of September 2018 reserved at the Ludlow Football Stadium. Further details and entry forms will be released in due course.