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CHAIRMAN'S WORD

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tigers Junior Football Club’s Annual Summer Tournament. Our format of small-sided games, with older age groups dividing their teams into two has been very successful and enjoyable for many years.

Our club has grown again this year with teams competing in The Echo Junior Football League, The Essex County Girl’s League, The Chelmsford Youth League and for season 2019/20 Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League with all levels and standards of football being played across the club.

The Tigers JFC Summer Tournament brings to a close the 2018/19 season which has seen some excellent achievements for our club including an Essex FA U14’s Girls County Cup Final Runners up spot and teams competing in Festival Cup Finals in their respected leagues.

In addition, we also have league champions in both the Echo League and Essex County Girl’s Leagues. I am extremely proud to say this has been the most productive and enjoyable season for the many years I have been associated with this great club.

Please remember our tournament today is not the Premier or Champions League. It is a ‘Festival of Fun’ for your children to show off their skills and develop their ability as team players. Victory is great but the priority we should all aim for over this weekend is to ensure everyone enjoys the day.

We ask you all to honour the F.A’s Respect Campaign and to support and promote good play. Not only from the team you are representing and supporting, but also the other teams within your group. Equally, please respect our referees, all decisions are made in good faith and they are an essential part of our game.

The Tigers Summer Tournament Committee has worked tirelessly over the last 6 months and I thank them very much for all the time and effort they have put into hopefully make this weekend a success. Without volunteers (not only at our club but every club across the country) we wouldn’t have any teams playing this great game.

Have a great day!

Keith Di Palma
Tigers JFC Chairman

Please Note: If we have high winds over the weekend the bouncy castles may not be available for health and safety reasons.