Hipsburn take the honours at their own tournament

Hipsburn Tournament winners Hipsburn A
Hipsburn Tournament winners Hipsburn A

Hipsburn tournament

The Hipsburn First School Trident Soccer Tournament was hailed an immense success after raising more than £1,000 for school funds as 10 first-school teams participated in the 19th annual event.

The five-a-side tournament involves participation from boys and girls from schools throughout north Northumberland and is recognised as one of the highlights of the sporting calendar.

The league and knockout format resulted in Hipsburn A running out as champions in a tense final against Hipsburn B. The home teams overcame Felton and 2012 winners, Rock Hall School, in the semi-finals.

Dot Charlton, Hipsburn First School headteacher, said: “I’d like to thank all the schools, parents, teachers, helpers and children involved, as well as Trident Soccer’s Ryan Jobson and his team for organising and hosting the tournament. It’s been a brilliant day for all the children involved.”

The annual school fund-raising event was described as ‘the best ever’ by Trident’s head coach Jobson.

“The atmosphere and fun today has been incredible and the quality of football was fantastic,” he said. “I’d therefore like to thank all the players, helpers and volunteers involved, as well as offer a big thanks to FA referees Richard Kelley from Amble and Peter Jackson from Wooler for officiating at the event.”