PICTURES: Thousands enjoy annual Doncaster summer football spectacular

Thousands of young footballers enjoyed fun in the sun at a huge annual children's football tournament.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 12:28 pm
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 12:33 pm
Bessacarr Reds U12's v Hyde Park. Bessacarr's Joao Diniz (left) is pictured. Picture: Marie Caley

Dozens of teams from across Doncaster and beyond as well as friends and family flocked to Cantley Park for the two-day Bessacarr FC Tournament which has become one of the biggest dates on the town's summer soccer calendar.

Youngsters battled it out across a wide range of age groups throughout Saturday and Sunday as spectactors were able to enjoy blue skies and warm sunshine for the mammoth contest which drew in entries from across Yorkshire.

Dunscroft's Jack Rayner and Brodsworth's Spencer Jackson in action.

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Visitors were also able to enjoy a string of activities including bouncy castles, sideshows and stalls as well games and refreshments. The club's mascot - Bessy Bear - was also on hand to welcome visitors.

Bessacarr FC''s Martin McCarthy said: "I felt extremely proud to be a part of Bessacarr FC over the last couple of days.

"The number of people who came up to me to say thank you for organising such an excellent tournament “the best they’ve ever attended”, “the one they always look forward to each year”, and “how the hell do you organise it on such a scale”, goes to prove we have some brilliant people connected with our club."

The club's Facebook page added: "What an incredible two days it has been. Some absolutely amazing football, the sun shined, the ice creams flowed and most importantly the kids had a great time."

Rossington's Robin Shepherd (right) shields the ball.

The club had two reasons to celebrate - the Under 14s Reds that battled through two penalty shoot outs to be crowned 2016 champions while the Under 9s Reds team were also crowned champions of their age group.

Bessacarr's Callum Newton (left) in action for the U10s.
Bessacarr U10s.
Bessacarr U12s Reds.
Dunscroft's Jack Rayner and Brodsworth's Spencer Jackson in action.
Rossington's Robin Shepherd (right) shields the ball.
Bessacarr's Callum Newton (left) in action for the U10s.
Bessacarr U10s.
Bessacarr U12s Reds.