Story: Nick Gill | Photo: John Reilly
Burngreave had its second Blastoff area based football final on Friday 5th March at Fir Vale Sports Centre
There had been three weeks of football training sessions building up to the finals throughout the area. It was decided to extend the age groups to allow more young people to access the project therefore the competition was split into three age groups, 11 – 13, 14 – 16 and 17 – 19 year olds.
We had a record of 17 teams entering the tournament with 102 young people attending on the night which was double the attendance of November’s competition! It was an action packed night with everyone giving their all, but it was the High Flyers 11-13 and Streetworx All Stars 14-16 who came out as the winners. The winners and runners up will now go forward to the city-wide finals which are at Concord Sports Centre, Friday 26th March 6pm – 9pm.
The event was organised by Activity Sheffield in partnership with the Police, Sheffield Futures and the Fire and Rescue Service. The football just doesn’t stop there! Every Friday night at Concord Sports Centre, come along and take part in Friday 5ives, 5 aside football league for boys aged 11 – 16 years of age. No booking required, just turn up with your team!
For more information regarding the Blastoff Project and Friday 5ives, please contact Lee Smith on 205 3725 or if you would like information on what Activity Sheffield is delivering in your area please contact Nick Gill on 273 6496.