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Keepmoat Cup success

30 May 2017

Around 1,000 young footballers took to the Keepmoat Stadium pitch on Bank Holiday Monday as part of the first Keepmoat Cup.

Local teams competed with the likes of Liverpool, Leicester City, Manchester United and Manchester City for silverware across a number of age groups.

 

The Keepmoat Cup is intended as an annual event which gives local youngsters the chance to play not he same pitch as their Rovers heroes and to test themselves against some of the best players in their age group across the country.

 

Matt Ellison, football development officer at Club Doncaster Academy, said: “We’re looking forward to arranging next year’s tournament already.

 

“We’re trying to reduce the gulf between the academy teams and the grass roots and create an incredible experience for everyone involved. 

 

“It's so important to have these experiences, to play on the pitch could be a first for some of these players and it’ll be something that stays with them for a lifetime. It’s also a big thing to play against the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and, of course, our own Academy so hopefully it’s inspired some of the kids too. 

 

“I think it emphasises what a family organisation Club Doncaster is, we also made a day of it with the activities in the family area, the inflatable dart board and even the cars for the older spectators.”


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