Bow Street FC Junior Tournament 2019 – Report

The highly acclaimed Bow Street Football Club Junior tournament celebrated its seventeenth year of existence in style on the weekend of 13th and 14th of July. An excellent level of entries was again attracted this year, and large crowds came to enjoy the two-day festival, now widely recognised as one of the foremost events of its kind in Wales.

Bow Street chairman Wyn Lewis said, ’It was another absolutely brilliant weekend. We were blessed with suitable weather on both days, and as a club, we are very proud to be the hosts of such a phenomenal event, and I want to thank all who contributed to the success of the tournament. I particularly want to thank the army of volunteers from Bow Street FC who worked extremely hard as a team to ensure that the whole event proceeded in an organised, efficient and friendly manner It is believed that there was over 1700 in attendance on the Saturday and we thank all our visitors for supporting us again this year.

I would also like to thank our new tournament sponsors, Brian Jones and Castell Howell Foods for their magnificent support and commitment over the weekend.

Brian Jones added, ‘We are delighted to support such a superbly organised event, and I was amazed at the standard of the youngsters on Sunday. The best thing was seeing all who were present thoroughly enjoying themselves.’

Main organiser, Amlyn Evans added, ‘It is an absolute pleasure to organise such an enjoyable event. Again, as every year, the greatest pleasure is seeing the enjoyment on the faces of all the competitors and spectators. The effort put in by club officials to ensure the smooth running of the whole event is phenomenal. Not only is it enjoyable, but it does provide Bow Street youngsters and others from this area the invaluable opportunity to test their skills against a large variety of teams from away.’

There were teams participating from as far afield as Pontyclun, Cardiff, Pwllheli and Caernarfon and for the sixth consecutive year, an all-girls competition took place on the Sunday

Under 6
Winners – Penrhyncoch
Runners Up – Llambed

Under 8
Winners –Bro Hedd Wyn
Runners Up – Lampeter

Under 10
Winners – Bow Street
Runners Up – Berriw

Under 11
Winners – Builth
Runners Up – Penrhyncoch

Under 12
Winners – Llanilar
Runners Up – Canton Rangers (Cardiff)

Under 14
Winners – Padarn United
Runners Up – Penrhyncoch

Under 16
Winners – Bow Street
Runners Up – Rhayader

Girls Under 12
Winners – Penrhyncoch
Runners Up – Porthmadog

Mark Horwood Memorial Award
(Trophy for best local player of the day)

Saturday – Stefan Gillies (Penrhyncoch)
Sunday – Mari Hefin(Bow Street)

Overall Player Of The Day

Saturday – Robin Williams (Bro Hedd Wyn)
Sunday – Cayo Carruthers (Llanilar

Player of The Day (Girls)
Keisha Swai (Porthmadog)