Seventh year for the Stan Brewster tournament

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The seventh annual Stan Brewster Memorial Football Tournament will get under way on Sunday, July 1.

Taking over the running of the competition this year is Jayne Green who has replaced Gary Spencer as chairman/organiser. Sally Green has been installed as the new secretary.

Jayne Green paid tribute to the efforts of the outgoing organisers. “On behalf of the Brewster family and the rest of the committee, I would like to thank Gary and Cheryl Spencer for getting the tournament up and running and for all their hard work over the last six years.”

The teams competing in this years tournament are Group 1 - Ripley Town, Codnor Miners Arms, Crib  and Newton. Group 2 - Ambergate, South Normanton, Holbrook St Michaels and Swanwick Pentrich Road.

The charities to benefit this year will be the British Heart Foundation, Ripley Hospital League of Friends and the Breast Cancer Appeal.

Last year’s tournament raised the magnificent sum of £2,700.

If anyone would like to make a donation, help sell raffle tickets or require any further information on the tournament please contact Jayne Green on 07710060327.

See next week’s paper for the fixture list.