Date: Sunday, 6 June 2010
Venue: Gala RFC, Netherdale (back pitches), Galashiels
Youngsters across the region are gearing up for the Cameron Gunn Festival – the biggest football festival of the year, run by Scottish Borders Council’s (SBC) Sports Development Unit.
The Festival is dedicated to the Selkirk youngster who tragically died at the age of 18 whilst playing football. All the funds raised from the festival are donated to the Scottish H.A.R.T charity.
The festival is open to all youngsters of primary school age and revolves around a series of fun 4-a-side and 7-a-side games for the different age categories - U7s and U8s (4-a-side) and U9s, U10s, U11s, U12s (7-a-side).
Last year, the festival broke all time records with 80 teams of youngsters taking part and almost 2000 supporters flocking to Netherdale. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better with almost 100 teams entered.
The event incorporates the Scottish Borders Junior Football Association Youth Finals for U13s, U14s, U15s and U17s. The under 15s winners will receive the Cameron Gunn Memorial Trophy.
This is the eigth successive year of the festival since it was run by SBC’s Sports Development Unit.