Fulledge Colts impress in Barcelona

Fulledge Colts Under 13s before their first game in Barcelona
Fulledge Colts Under 13s before their first game in Barcelona

Fulledge Colts Under 13s have had a season to remember, culminating in a tournament in Barcelona.

The team won the Accrington and District Junior Football League and Cup double - winning the league by 16 clear points.

The side then travelled to Barcelona to participate in the Trofeo Mediteraneo in the Costa Brava region.

There were 240 teams across different age groups from seven nations, but only two teams from the UK.

In their group, against entirely German opposition, Fulledge secured a 1-1 draw in their first game, and then won the following three matches in one searing hot day.

That meant they topped their group and proceeded to the quarter-finals, where again they met German rivals, the game going to penalties, where, as has often been the case, the Germans prevailed.

The club would like to thank sponsors Phoenix, R. Ingham Pallets, Linco Plc and The Premier Top Shop in Burnley, who enabled them to to kit the team out with training kits, match kits, and tracksuits throughout the season.

To help support the cost of the tour, the lads completed a 10k sponsored run, bag packing at Christmas and football cards, with the help of parents!

The club also thank the management team of Ricci Geoghegan, Phil Ingham and Tim Rakshi for their hard work over the season.