WORLD Cup fever hit Waverton as youngsters played in searing heat in a five-a-side competition.
The sun shone on the annual Waverton AFV five-a-side festival, held at Queen’s Field, Common Lane, by the village hall in Waverton and parents were given a taste of their own vitriol as they took to the pitches as referees.
About 280 children played on the six pitches that had been set up.
Teams playing in the series of friendlies included youngsters ranging from under six to under 16 and the action continued from 9am until 4pm.
Organiser Graham Frost, an IT co-ordinator in Wrexham by day, said: “They really enjoyed it. There were a lot of red faces by the end.
“Most of the teams played three games each in a round robin and we got parents to referee the games.
“It was good to see some of the parents taking part – they always come and shout from the side of the pitch so it gave them a chance to see the other side of it.
“A couple of the parents get particularly excited at the referees so we purposefully gave them a taste of it.”