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U13 Lions trip to ETOILE FC, France

Mowbray rangers lions under 13’s took a trip across the pond over Easter as they entered a annual tournament at etoile club(just outside Lille) in a exchange which has been going on for the last decade or so between the two clubs. The young side all hopped into a couple of mini buses early on good Friday morning and started a long journey into France that proved educational, cultural and a huge amount of fun(for players and parents!). On arrival at etoile club parents were greeted with local beer as the team all met their host families for the weekend and were whisked away for a few evenings at French families houses. On the Saturday the football began and proved to be a day that was extremely difficult for the rangers, as they were playing a year up in the tournament.this showed in the French opponents size and stature and on day one of the tournament Mowbray lost all 3 games heavily: 5-0, 4-0 and 4-1. The young lions left that evening to go to their French hosts feeling deflated but day 2 of the tournament turned out to be different. On the Sunday rangers kicked off the days football with a superb 0-0 draw against a strong older French side. In a game they could have gone on to win but manager clarke was extremely proud of his young side for competing and getting a draw. The day ended superbly for the lions with a 2-0 win against host club and a respectable 7th out of 10 was achieved in the tournament standings. Although the result of the tournament wasn’t a success everything else(apart from the weather) was a great success. The lads all thoroughly enjoyed staying at the French families houses and enjoyed the education they received on how they play on the continent. Also players and parents all enjoyed the bond they gained over the weekend. The French side will be coming over to Mowbray on the weekend of the 19th May and will be staying at players houses and competing in the Mowbray rangers international tournament which also features local sides plus a Irish team. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank companies for their kind generosity in donating money for our trip and contributing to a fantastic weekend for the lads. Main contributions for the trip were from: Jeld-wen of Melton Mowbray, Saint gobain of Asfordby Hill, The Richard Raynes foundation of Melton Mowbray, Dickinson and Morris of Melton Mowbray for the superb hamper they donated and also Morrison’s who were extremely accommodating in our bag packing fund raiser held at their store. All of these companies made wonderful donations and the trip wouldn’t have been possible without you and Mowbray rangers lions will be forever grateful of your generosity. So thanks again. You are all huge credits to your industries in supporting grass roots football and local communities.

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