Community day for youngsters at Bourne Town

Bourne Town Football Club hosts a community fun day at its Abbey Lawn ground.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Bourne Town Football Club hosts a community fun day at its Abbey Lawn ground. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Children and parents were welcome at Bourne Town Football Club which hosted a community fun day at the Abbey Lawns.

Bouncy castle, barbecue and football demonstrations by the club’s junior teams kept visitors interested throughout the day before the big game between Bourne Town and Peterborough Sports.

Bourne Town's junior goalkeeper pulls off a penalty save at full stretch.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Bourne Town's junior goalkeeper pulls off a penalty save at full stretch. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Families were then invited to stay on after the game to watch the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United.

Tony Hull, secretary of Bourne Football Club, said: “It was a good day when children could come in for free and to get more people into the club.

“We had our youth teams doing some football drills before the Peterborough Sports game and at half-time.

“There were even some down from Peterborough and so we’re thinking about picking a few games in the summer to get people into the club.”

Girls practice their penalty kicks and saves with an eye on getting in the Bourne Town junior team.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Girls practice their penalty kicks and saves with an eye on getting in the Bourne Town junior team. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The club itself has had one of its best seasons in recent years, with the ladies winning the league title.

Mr Hull said: “The fun day was something new that we decided to bring in and it’s been good for both the community and the club.”