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Largentina claim Suffolk Sixes title

THIS year’s Suffolk Sixes have been won by Largentina.

THIS year’s Suffolk Sixes have been won by Largentina.

Largentina, who competed in last year’s tournament as Balotellitubbies, won 19 of their 20 matches to claim the title.

They finished 11 points ahead of runners-up Needham Market FC, who won 14, drew three and lost three of their matches. Nando’s were third a further three points behind.

The popular female six-a-side tournament was staged over five consecutive Wednesdays on the 3G pitch at Copleston Sports Centre in Ipswich.

Eleven teams took part in this year’s tournament including six new teams – Bacton United 89, Ipswich Vale Exiles, Ipswich Valley Rangers, ITFC Foundation, Wanderers Vets and Woodbridge Town.

Largentina were presented with the Suffolk Sixes Shield and also received a £100 food voucher for the team to spend. Bacton United 89 received the Fair Play Award.

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Largentina are pictured above with the Suffolk Sixes shield. Main photograph: Suffolk FA Football Development Officer (Growth) Kirsty Smith (left) presents the Suffolk Sixes shield and £100 food voucher to Ele Catchpole, captain of Largentina,

Suffolk FA Football Development Officer (Growth) Kirsty Smith said: “Once again, the Suffolk Sixes has been a huge success.

“We’ve had new teams enter this year’s tournament and they really have added another dimension to the competition.

“The level and competitiveness of games is improving week on week, as well as year on year, plus there is a really positive and fun atmosphere at Sixes, which is a huge pleasure to be a part of and showcases what female football within Suffolk is about.

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The Bacton United 89 team are pictured above with their Fair Play award

“Thank you again to all the teams and players who entered this year’s competition – it was great to see so many new faces, as well as the familiar players/teams who have been with us over the last couple of years.

“A huge shout out to all the referees who have officiated over the last five weeks, without them this wouldn’t run so thank you for giving up your time to help us deliver the competition.

“It’s been a really enjoyable few weeks and we are already looking forward to next year’s competition.”

If any local business is interested in sponsoring the Suffolk Sixes, please contact Kirsty Smith via email or Suffolk FA County Support Officer Ruth Ward via email


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