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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

MP Launches Eastbourne Junior Football Sportsmanship Award

October 1, 2014 1:58 PM

Ocklynge Junior School were the first winners of the MPs Junior Football Sportsmanship tournament at Eastbourne Sports Park. The event brought together teams from local schools as well as football teams to enjoy a family festival of football.

This inaugural event was launched by Stephen Lloyd MP. As Stephen said,

"The tournament was a great success. We really wanted to make it a fun event with an emphasis on sportsmanship rather than winning. All the matches were played in this spirit and I'm determined to make it an annual festival of football fun for Eastbourne"

Teams were formed of 9 and 10 year old boys and girls of mixed abilities, but all enthusiastic about their football! The event was organised by a small group led by MP Stephen Lloyd, Cllr Alan Shuttleworth, Paul Garnell from Sovereign Saints and Maria Bennett from Eastbourne Borough and Steve Holt from the MPs office.