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3 July 2019

Club News


3 July 2019

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Young players excel in Huddersfield Town’s official junior football tournament

- Local youngsters show off their talent at the annual PPG Cup
- 126 junior teams took part in the local football tournament
- Check out the video featuring all the action on HTTV!

Over 1,000 local youngsters showcased their skills in Huddersfield Town’s annual 2019 PPG Cup.

The two-day junior football competition, which took place at the Stafflex Arena (Storthes Hall Park, Storthes Hall Lane, Huddersfield, HD8 0WA), saw 126 teams compete for the coveted trophies in their age groups.

Young bidding footballers from across the region packed to the home of Shelley Community Football Club in what was an action packed and competitive weekend of football.

You can now check out highlights from a fantastic weekend below, courtesy of #HTTV!

Here are the winners from the two-day tournament:

Saturday's Winners

U6 Group 1 – Fisical FC
U6 Group 2 - Hepworth United
U7 Group 1 - Kirkburton
U7 Group 2 – Holmfirth Town
U8 Group 1 – Whiterose All Stars
U8 Group 2 – Whiterose All Stars
U9 Group 1 – Hepworth United
U9 Group 2 – Ossett Town Cardinals

Sunday’s Winners

U10 Group 1 - Shelley
U10 Group 2 – Clifford Juniors
U11 Group 1 – Churwell Lions
U11 Group 2 - Kirkburton
U12 Group 1 - Kirkburton
U12 Group 2 – Netherton JFC

This year’s PPG Cup was the biggest and the best yet as over 1,200 children and 126 junior football teams took part!

It wasn’t only the winning teams that received a prize, every player who competed in the tournament walked away with a certificate signed by Head Coach Jan Siewert!

The six-a-side tournament also offered a wide range of activities to keep the entire family occupied throughout the day and plenty of refreshments to complete the full family experience.

One of those was the special penalty shoot-out competition, which saw a youngster win four tickets to Huddersfield Town’s first home game of the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season.

Click HERE to access Town’s official Facebook page and view a full range of pictures from the competition!

Huddersfield Town’s Partnership Executive, Jon MacDonald, commented:

“I would like to start by congratulating all the PPG Cup 2019 winners! There was some excellent football on show and all the teams and children should be proud of their performance.

“To support the fantastic football on show, we had a team of excellent volunteers who helped out at the tournament all weekend; staff from PPG, students from Kirklees College and staff at Shelley Community FC.

“Without all these people it would’ve been impossible to have such an amazing weekend.

“I think it’s fair to say that all the children had a great weekend, as you can see from the pictures, and that the tournament was a huge success.

“This was the biggest and the best PPG Cup yet, so I can’t wait to see what next year holds!”

Once again, Birstall-based PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland, manufacturer of leading trade paint brands Johnstone’s Trade and Leyland Trade, is lending its support to the PPG Cup as part of its sponsorship of Huddersfield Town’s PPG Canalside training facility on Leeds Road.

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