Excellent turnout for Autism Awareness Cup in King’s Lynn

Autism Awareness football tournament at Lynnsport ANL-161107-064429009
Autism Awareness football tournament at Lynnsport ANL-161107-064429009

Alive Lynnsport played host to the inaugural Autism Awareness Cup on the AstroTurf on Sunday.

Five teams entered, with the format being selected on a European Championship/ World Cup theme. The five teams selected were England, Holland, Italy, Republic of Ireland and Spain.

The tournament was organised in two phases, a mini-league after which the top two teams would contest the final.

In the final, Holland defeated Spain 2-0 to become the first holders of the Autism Awareness Cup.

Spain collected gold medals, as league winners while cup winners while Holland won silver medals for finishing second in the league.

The event was a great success, and fundraising collections on the day netted £75.55.

Congratulations also to Helen Van Riel for assembling the Holland squad and to Grant Cotton for organising the event. Picture:

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