Have fun with your friends – Young football stars descend on the border town of Powys

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KNIGHTON Town Football Club hosted the last tournament of the Under-Eight season last weekend.

Bryn-Y-Castell, home of the Radnor Robins, turned out to be a great stage for future Central Wales football stars for a fun and friendly day of competition.

The festival was the last under-eight festival to be held in the Powys this season after a successful event held in Llanidloes last month.

The festivals have been well supported as clubs, coaches and players welcome a return to the pitch after nearly two years due to the ongoing global national health crisis which has severely affected sport in most countries.

With the easing of restrictions across Wales, the return of youth football festivals has been warmly welcomed.

Last weekend Knighton Town, Llanidloes Town, Llanfair United, Welshpool Town, Rhayader Town and Newtown all sent teams to east Radnorshire for the latest junior festival as the club continue their gradual return to competition.

The festivals are held on a non-competitive basis, but all players have had another chance to put on their shoes and represent their home clubs against their rivals.

The level of play was high throughout the day and enjoyed by all participants.

More festivals are expected to take place next month and it is hoped that even more players and clubs will participate.

Photos of this momentous day were taken by freelance photographer Phil Blagg and can be ordered by visiting his website at www.philblaggphotography.com

Newtown faces off against the town of Welshpool.

County Times: Football stars of the future enjoy a fun festival at the border club in Powys

Knighton Town confronts Newtown.

County Times: Football stars of the future enjoy a fun festival at the border club in Powys

The town of Llanidloes faces off against the town of Knighton.

County Times: Football stars of the future enjoy a fun festival at the border club in Powys

The town of Knighton faces off against the town of Llanidloes.

County Times: Football stars of the future enjoy fun festival at the border club in Powys

Town of Knighton under 8 years old.

County Times: Football stars of the future enjoy a fun festival at the border club in Powys

The town of Welshpool faces the town of Rhayader.

County Times: Football stars of the future enjoy fun festival at the border club in Powys

Celebrate the city of Rhayader.

County Times: Football stars of the future enjoy fun festival at the border club in Powys

Welshpool Town takes on Knighton Town.

County Times: Football stars of the future enjoy fun festival at the border club in Powys

The players line up at Bryn-Y-Castell.


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