This weekend’s football championship at Altcar was cancelled due to some teams being unable to make it due to the weather conditions, but was replaced with a football tournament also at Altcar Training Camp, Liverpool. In an extraordinary achievement, Cambridgeshire ACF senior boys team won every game. They scored 13 goals and conceded only two, with results as follows;
North East 0-2 Eastern
Northern Ireland 0 - 3 Eastern
Scotland 0-3 Eastern
Wales 2-4 Eastern
North West 0 - 1 Eastern.
The players consist of:
Cpl Owen Huggins - Haddenham
Sgt Jack Badcock - St. Ives
Cdt Mathew Traylen - Chatteris
Cpl Alfie Richardson - Haddenham
Cpl Nathan Dunn - St. Ives
Cdt Dennis Selway - Walton
LCpl Ciaran Somers - Walton
Cdt Sheldyn Resztan-Holland - Chesterton.
The Team was coached by County Sports Officer SSI Bullman and by SI Jacob Aaron Dunn.
SSI Bullman said; “My boys played well throughout the tournament, communicated as a team to strive to victory. I am proud of how they have come together as a team, as they don’t normally play alongside each other.”
The cadets were also complimented on their behaviour and conduct by visitor Amanda Hurley Richardson, who said ‘it was a pleasure to be in their company, they are polite, thoughtful and respectful, and they are a credit to their cap badge’.
Text by PI Doug Stuart and SSI Bullman. Pictures by SI Dunn and SSI Freeman (Essex ACF)