This summer has been non-stop as far as tournaments go for many of our youth teams, but one of our club's highlights is always the Anchorians FC tournament weekend.
We had a bumper year of games this year, with around 2000 players from Bromley to Herne bay travelling to Anchorians to play.
Hosted and organised by the Anchorians FC Committee and club volunteers, teams and their families enjoyed two days of all day barbeques, ice cream and refreshments, as well as a luxury homemade cake stall and plenty of sunshine!
Our Kent FA referees kindly gave up their weekends to help support the matches; from non-competitive under-7s to the Ladies cup and shield games they did a great job under incredibly challenging circumstances with the warmest weekend of the year.
Our socials were flooded with smiling teams and great feedback. And Margate FC womens team summed up the importance of access to local tournaments and game play over on their Instagram.
We can't hold these events without the support of our volunteer teams. If you'd like to step up and support, whether it's through coaching, helping at events or lending you admin skills to back up our Committee members, then let us know! Every role helps us continue to provide football opportunities to over a thousand registered players.
For a full list of cup and shield winners from the weekend, see below:
U9 - Shield: Punjab Utd / Cup: NWK Rangers Red
U10 - Anchorians Tigers / Lordswood
U11 - Shield: Rochester City Youth / Cup: Anchorians Lions
U12 - Shield: Northfleet Eagles / Cup: Hempstead Valley
U13 - Shield: Real 60 Panthers / Cup: Ebbsfleet Utd
U14 - Shield: Wigmore Youth / Cup: Hornchurch Youth
U15 - Shield: Anchorians Archers / Cup: Upchurch Colts
U9 - Shield: Meopham Colts / Cup: Sittingbourne Ladies Youth
U10 - Shield: Cuxton 91 Panthers / Cup: Kings Hill
U11 - Shield: Long Lane / Cup: Anchorians Halos
U12 -Shield: Bromley Youth / Ramsgate Youth
U13 - Shield: Sittingbourne Ladies Youth / Cup: Foots Cray Lions
U14 - Shield: Maidstone Utd / Cup: Anchorians Halos
U15 - Shield Canterbury Eagles / Cup: Anchorians Hearts
Shield: Gravesham Ladies