Junior footy gala attracts hundreds

Hundreds of youngsters turned out to take part in Churwell Lions annual football gala, held at Bruntcliffe Academy recently.
Hundreds of youngsters turned out to take part in Churwell Lions annual football gala, held at Bruntcliffe Academy recently.

Hundreds of youngsters turned out to take part in Churwell Lions’ annual football gala, held at Bruntcliffe Academy recently.

The event - sponsored by Stratstone BMW - saw teams from across West Yorkshire taking part, with a handful from further afield, and saw them compete in leagues for age groups stretching from under-6s right up to under-14s.

Hundreds of youngsters turned out to take part in Churwell Lions annual football gala, held at Bruntcliffe Academy recently.

Hundreds of youngsters turned out to take part in Churwell Lions annual football gala, held at Bruntcliffe Academy recently.

As well as the frenetic match action taking part across a number of pitches - both on grass and the Academy’s 3G facility - there were plenty of activities elsewhere, including a bouncy castle, slides and face painting, with tea, coffee and a barbecue also on offer during the day.

Due to the sheer number of different teams taking part, the gala had to be split into morning and afternoon sessions.

At the end of each session, every player was presented with a medal for taking part in the gala by the Mayor of Morley, councillor Bob Gettings.

Churwell Lions run teams from under-5s right through to under-17s, as well as two open age teams.

Hundreds of youngsters turned out to take part in Churwell Lions annual football gala, held at Bruntcliffe Academy recently.

Hundreds of youngsters turned out to take part in Churwell Lions annual football gala, held at Bruntcliffe Academy recently.