Twelve teams from around East Salford and beyond battled it out in a six-a-side tournament this afternoon at Albert Park, with the trophy eventually won by Greengate Warriors.
The competition was unique in that the idea came from local young people through the re-vamped East Salford Youth Forum, and integrated a consultation on how to improve the area.
"Each youth club in the different areas of East Salford was given money to bring young people together and get something for each young person in the area" says Kyle Gordon detached youth worker for Broughton "The lads from Broughton came up with the idea of a football tournament for everybody across the city, so we've got a trophy and medals and promoted it in the schools and youth centres, and by word of mouth and Facebook.
"I wasn't sure how many teams would actually turn up but we've got twelve teams of six plus subs, so there's quite a few young people here" he adds "We're also doing a consultation asking young people what they want in the area and what they want to improve, and once we get all that information together we're going to take it to the Youth Forum."
In the meantime, there were some fierce matches played in the right spirit, with Greengate Warriors finally winning the trophy.
The Twelve Teams…
Whit Lane FC