Tournament is back in July

AFTER the resounding success of last year’s tournament, the Mansfield Society of Referees have confirmed that their 2012 Summer Festival of Football will be coming to the Bentinck Miners’ Welfare, Kirkby, in July.

The competition, which will be open to all age groups from U8s through to and including U14s will be a six-a-side (plus one substitute and seven players per squad.

The tournament that will be refereed by County FA qualified and registered match officials.

A spokesman said: “We have organised this tournament so close to the end of the Euro 2012 competition as we are sure that everyone will be full of football fever by the time the Euro tournament ends.”

Entry fee is £20 per team and all interested clubs should contact Ian Dudley on 07971 557292 for further details.