record 74 teams took part in our 2013 tournament, travelling from afar
afield as London and Scotland to produced another magnificent day of
football in swealtering conditions.
Harrogate striker James Parker officially opened the event by reciting
the Special Olympics Oath, with Martin
Sutton (referee) and Trevor Waddington (Pontefract Pirates) reciting
the officials and coaches oath respectiveley.
The event catered for all ability levels, from Ability Counts Premier
League to League Three & Four. Group thirteen was reserved for the
ladies section and fourteen for the Juniors. Leeds United took the honours
in Group One (7-a-side premier league), edging out Middleborough who
finished in second place. Notable performances also came from Warrington,
Cleveland Special Olympics, Fleetwood and Blythe, who all won gold in
their respective groups, while Harrogate Gateway FC picked up silver
medal in Group six. In the Junior section, Bradford City edged out Leeds
United, with Harrogate’s Killinghall Nomads securing Bronze medal.
AFC Masters, from Bolton, won the Ladies section.