FIREFIGHTERS showcased their football skills in a charity competition held in Chester.
The inaugural Burning Issue firefighters football tournament took place in the Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton.
The fundraiser saw 18 teams of firefighters, guest teams and Chester amateur football players battling for the Burning Issue trophy.
In the final, Hoole Rangers and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue enjoyed a tightly-fought contest, with Lincolnshire winning 1-0.
More than £2,000 was raised from the charitable day, with all proceeds going to the Firefighters Charity.
Gary Cameron, magazine publisher and event organiser, said: “This was a really enjoyable day and well worth the effort the Burning Issue team and I put into organising it.”
“I’d like to thank staff and volunteers for their hard work, the football teams for making this an entertaining contest and all our sponsors who kindly donated some great prizes for the raffles and the winning teams on the day.”
Entertainment included a bouncy castle, a rowing competition, face painting and raffles. Football-themed entertainment included a Beat The Goalie competition and ‘Keepy Uppie’.