Boys and girls aged 6 to 14 took part in the event with teams from miles around playing. Many Professional Academy scouts visited Eagles to see if they could find the next Jack Wilshere (who himself was a former Eagle)
Club Development Officer Gary Williams said “we have to make a special mention to Rap Aid who travelled up from Edmonton, North London and managed a clean sweep of Sunday’s Trophies across the U10’s, U12’s and U14’s competitions.”
Eagles themselves also had some great successes with the U11’s Blues winning their age group out right, U9’s Reds and U14’s Reds both making the finals of their respective age groups.
The Eagles chosen charities Macmillan Cancer and Sue Ryder were also supported over the weekend with the U14’s Trophy named in memory of Dino Ignazio Comparetto, an Eagles coach who sadly passed away earlier in the season from cancer. As a tribute to him the U14 Reds played as Dino’s Tractor Boys (after his beloved Ipswich) and The Macmillan Saints (his chosen charity). Dino’s wife Annette awarded the trophy to Rap Aid who were worthy winners.
One of the event organisers Graham Hartley said “It has been our biggest and best tournament so far. A big thank you to all who took part, those who came to support, our sponsors and of course all of the volunteers who helped to make it such a tremendous success especially Kirsty Bush who was at the heart of everything from start to finish”.
John McCullagh, Vice Chairman of the club added “It has been an amazing couple of days. The weather was superb, the football and entertainment excellent and with the development of our new club house in the near future Letchworth Garden City Eagles football club is a very exciting club to be a part of.”
August 16th will see a fund raising game for MacMillan in memory of Dino where Eagles Coaches will play against players previously coached by Dino.