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Super Singh Sabha are in seventh heaven

PUBLISHED: 18:09 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 12:38 11 August 2010

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SINGH SABHA Barking Football Club welcomed local teams and those from as far afield as Gravesend and Leamington for their sixth Annual Juniors Essex FA affiliated mini-football tournament. The event was held at Goodmayes Park Extension, Goodmayes Lane, wh

SINGH SABHA Barking Football Club welcomed local teams and those from as far afield as Gravesend and Leamington for their sixth Annual Juniors Essex FA affiliated mini-football tournament.

The event was held at Goodmayes Park Extension, Goodmayes Lane, where 66 teams took part in girls and boys youth seven-a-side matches, covering age groups from under-nines to under-15s.

Organised by London East (Barking & Seven Kings) Sikh Gurdhwara, the day was hailed as a success and Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Loraine Sladden attended the event to cast an eye over the talented individuals and teams on show as the children contested the initial group stages to try to secure a place in the finals.

Singh Sabha Barking FC, based at Fords Sports Club in Newbury Park, and who run teams from under-nines to senior level, enjoyed their share of success with five teams reaching the finals.

Unfortunately for them though, a win in any of those finals proved elusive as all their teams fell at the last hurdle.

Charnjit Bhati, SSBFC club secretary who co-ordinated the day's events, said: "It's been a pleasure to invite and watch so many dedicated teams, players, managers, and fans to our tournament. "I'd like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this possible without whom the event couldn't get off the ground, as well as the referees who made their services available.

"I look forward to welcoming everyone back next year, and especially look forward to a SSBFC victory in a final.''


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