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Castle Combe Summer Tournament CANCELLED

Please see update from Club:

Castle Combe Colts FC Summer Tournament 2020

It is with a sense of inevitability – and a very heavy heart – that the club has taken the decision to cancel the CCCFC Summer Festival of Football 2020, due to take place from June 26-28.

The coronavirus pandemic has robbed the sporting calendar of the Euros, the Olympics, Wimbledon and the rest of the grassroots football season and it seems certain social distancing measures will be in place for months to come.

The club’s committee wanted to delay a decision to give young footballers currently kicking their heels on the sidelines something to look forward to, but to do so any longer seems futile.

The Colts would like to place on record our thanks to all of the teams who had submitted entries for the tournament – as of the end of March we were well on course for yet another sell-out event.

We are also hugely grateful for the local businesses and groups who had generously stepped forward to support us and the parents who had volunteered to help out. A special mention too for tournament organisers Mandy Overfield and Katie Sheppard and treasurer Julie Armstrong, whose unstinting efforts have been in vain this time.

Any teams who paid their entry fee by bank transfer should email Julie at and a refund will be processed ASAP. If you submitted a cheque with your application – it has not been cashed. We would propse to rip the cheque up – please contact our treasurer if you need any clarification on this point.

Needless to say, the tournament will be back – every bit as big and brilliant as ever – in the summer of 2021, when these dark days will hopefully be well behind us.

We wish everybody associated with our club, your club, and the wider grassroots football family a safe summer. Stay at home, stay healthy, we will then be able to meet up again and play the beautiful game. 

Updated: April 7, 2020 — 11:44 am
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