Barrowford storm to win

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Barrowford stormed to victory in a tournament featuring some of the best Under 9 teams in the area.

The competition, held in Haslingden, attracted more than 20 Under 9s teams from across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Barrowford qualified as group winners and then went onto beat a strong Ribble Valley side Pro-Future before defeating Rossendale Wasps convincingly in the final.

Manager Steve Wilkinson said: “The whole team played superbly and showed what a strong footballing side they are.”

Amongst the “hit men” on the day was Michael Dale who scored 14 of the team’s total goals.

Nine-year-old Michael, from Colne, was recently awarded a trophy for the North Valley League Under 9s highest goal scorer. It is the second consecutive season that Michael has won the award.

His manager said: “Michael is a fantastic player who always gives 100% and always plays with a smile on his face. To win this award in two consecutive seasons is a real achievement.

• Little Stars Soccer School, in association with Barrowford Celtic, are running a soccer school throughout the summer holidays at Swinden playing fields, Cravendale Avenue, Nelson.

The course will run from 8-45 a.m. - 3-15 p.m. and entails fun games, coaching skills, competitions and matches.

It takes place every Wednesday to Friday from July 27th until August 26th.

Price is £12 per day for boys and girls aged five - 11. Sibling rates and block booking discounts are available.

The school has FA qualified coaches, fully CRB checked and is looking to pass on players to the Soccer Academy at Barrowford Celtic, on Saturday mornings.

There will also be scouting for the Centre of Excellence at Burnley Football Club.

For more details, organisers can be contacted on 07917 191 013.