Sixth Pilgrim Cup huge success!

22nd May 2015


The sixth Boston United Centre of Excellence and United in the Community Pilgrim Cup tournament, in partnership with Boston United Football Club and Duncan & Toplis, took place over the 16th and 17th May weekend.

The tournament, hosted at RAF College Cranwell, had over 180 Football League, Football Conference and elite development sides taking part over nine different age groups.

A record attendance was recorded over the weekend, with over 4000 people attending the event.

Some excellent football was played over both days with the likes of Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Rotherham United, Chesterfield, Peterborough United, Lincoln City, Grimsby Town and Watford taking part in the different age groups from under 8’s up to under 16’s.

The winners over the weekend included Lincoln City, who won the under-10s, 11s, 15s and 16s categories, and Doncaster Rovers were victorious at winning the under 8s, 12s and 13s. Peterborough United won the under-9s age group and Qualitas took the under 14s competition. Boston United Centre of Excellence teams finished runners-up at under-14s and 15s.

Tournament organiser Lewis Thorogood commented on the weekend’s success, “I would like to thank all the teams, coaches, parents and spectators who attended this record event. I would also like to thank RAF College Cranwell for allowing us to host the event, Duncan & Toplis and Listers BMW in Boston who sponsored the tournament and all the staff, students, referees and volunteers who gave their whole weekend to make this event a success. We are looking forward to welcoming teams for the 2016 Pilgrim Cup.”

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