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Kidsgrove Lads & Dads Football Tournament Cancelled

kidsgrove ladsandadsIt appears that the rumour is sadly true that Kidsgrove Lads and Dads have been forced to cancel their football tournament which was due to be held this weekend. 

This event was initally in doubt following the travellers occupation of Birchenwood fields for the 3rd time in a few short months. This follows the concerns of residents that we reported over the state that Birchenwood had been left in, despite the claims that a clean up operation had been undertaken.

However Kidsgrove resident Matthew Banner has spoke to Kidsgrove Lads and Dads and told Whitehill Online; "It is true that this years Tournament has had to be cancelled, however it was made explicitly clear that this was in no way the effect of the Travellers who settled on the playing fields. Instead, there has been a health issue in regards to a water hazard, which is restricting the club from gaining entry to its sport equipment to use for the competition at their training grounds "The Pavilion". Although the Travellers have indeed made an impact, they are not the direct cause for the cancellation of the Tournament."

It is not known the effect this will have on the organisation as they were suggesting that this tournament is vital form of revenue when enables it to operate for the whole season.

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0 #2 Dan Clarke 2014-08-16 00:28
As a former player of 'Ladsanddads' in the Kidsgrove area who has gone on to Captain sides, both football and rugby, playing the world over, this is disgraceful. For once words fail me in my expression of disgust of how this situation has once again happened, been dealt with and the sadness that the kids can't their tournament or raise the much needed revenue. Something needs to be done.
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0 #1 Philip 2014-08-15 18:06
Perhaps if the travellers had not made a home on the fields or the judge not sided with them this situation could have been found earlier and put right before this vital lads and dad's tournament. I think that it is disgusting that the travellers needs we're put first and the people who pay their council tax have been put on the back burner as usual. I feel very sorry for all the young people who cannot have their tournament on Sunday which will impact on the season. Perhaps the judge and other officials should come and see what their decision has made.
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