80 teams took part in our 2014 tournament, travelling from accross
the country afar afield as London and Scotland to produced another
magnificent day of football in swealtering conditions.
Harrogate striker Ross Chapman officially opened the event by reciting
the Special Olympics Oath, with Rob Harris (referee) and Keith Wilcox
(Special Olympycs Skelton & Cleveland) reciting the officials
and coaches oath respectiveley.
Teams were graded into one of sixteen groups with Group One for the
Premier League teams (Ability Counts banding) through to group fifteen
for the lower levels. Group sixteen was reserved for the Junior section.
Raiders were one of eight clubs making their debut at the tournament
and took the honours in Group One (7-a-side premier league) edging
out Middleborough who finished in second place.
In the Junior section, joint hosts Killinghall Nomads topped the group
to secure a GoldMmedal..