Guest Geordiesned Posted July 23, 2009 Share Posted July 23, 2009 The 25th annual North Tyneside Youth Football Tournament takes place next week on Churchill Playing Fields and Hillheads in Whitley Bay. Always enjoy watching as much of this as possible. Unfortunately thanks to the advent of the youth team academies you don't get the professional clubs putting their bairns in anymore. I've seen Man Utd, Newcastle, the Mackems, the Smoggies and Ajax over the years. These days it's more about the local boys clubs like Wallsend, Cramlington, Whitley Bay and Walker Central. You do still get the odd Irish side taking part and there's normally a few American teams although they're normally just in the lasses. The French were a big miss last year as well as their games generally ended in fights! This is the official website for anyone that's interested: http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/tournament.shtml?p_subjectCategory=824 It's got maps showing the pitches and all the fixtures listed. You going to be refereeing again this year PM? Seems a perfect opportunity to remind everyone of the classic line Mosley came out with when I spotted him there last year: "I'll be doing some under 14 girls next" Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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