The annual Southwell City Festival of Football was a resounding success, taking place over two days in June. After a break of a few years due to the pandemic, it was fantastic to see the event back and more popular than ever. Teams from near and far came together to take part in the festival, which saw a boys tournament on the Saturday and a girls tournament on the Sunday.
The event was blessed with warm summer weather on both days, and an impressive 95 teams took part in the competition. The quality of the football was excellent, and the games were played in the best possible spirit. Southwell City even managed to pick up some silverware in a couple of age groups, despite some tough competition.
The occasion was a great advert for the town and many teams enjoyed it so much that they have promised to return for next year’s event when entries open.
The festival was made possible by the support of Southwell Rugby Club, who kindly allowed the use of their car park. This helped organisers to manage the large influx of visitors and kept traffic congestion to a minimum.
All in all, the Southwell City Festival of Football was a huge success, and we are looking forward to next year’s event already.
Pictured: (Left) Benji Green and Ted Wells, (Right) Eddie Richens, Riad Alkasoum, Thibaut Kemish, Oliver Green, Hugh Wells and Jacob Bardill.