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Inaugural nine’s tournament raises £1,200

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MORE than 100 players took part in a successful inaugural 9s touch tournament at Warrington’s Asics Victoria Park Arena.
Organised by Latchford Albion, the tournament attracted players ranging from youth to masters, male and female and was played in a great spirit.
The event was a fundraiser to assist with the rehabilitation costs of former junior Alex Green, and the day raised in excess of £1,200.

The tournament itself was won by Crosfields Masters, who defeated hosts Latchford Albion in the final, when Warrington youngster Joe Kohe-Love scored the winning try in Golden Point extra time.

Albion chairman Mike Byron said:  “My thanks go to everyone who made the effort to make this event such a success. For a first year to raise the amount we did shows again how the rugby league community come together in times of need.
“It was great to see so many players of all different abilities taking to the field and we are looking forward to making this an annual fixture within the local rugby league calendar “

Latchford are currently in pre- season training ahead of a big season in 2018. The first team are looking to push for honours in the North West Men’s League Premier Division, while the restructuring of the Alliance side will provide competition for places throughout the squad.

For further information contact the club’s designated social media sites

Pictured is Latchford chairman Mike Byron presenting the winner’s trophy to Crosfields Masters captain John Heritage.

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