YOUTH triumphed over experience during a football tournament organised by police in Winsford.
A team of youngsters from the town’s St John’s estate won the 6-a-side competition last week, beating three other teams – including one made up of local police officers – to become Winsford Community Football Champions.
The event, aimed at improving relations between teenagers and the police, was held at Woodford Lodge High School.
Bayern Super Six finished top ahead of the White Lion, Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Unit and Weaver Vale Housing Trust.
PC Christian Morris, who organised the event, said: “Bayern are a good side made up of a group of friends who all work hard for each other. They’ve got a solid defence and counter-attack extremely well.”
White Lion finished second, while the play off for third place saw the police lose out to Weaver Vale.
PC Morris said: “Although we were disappointed to finish last, we were delighted with the success of the event which is designed to integrate community organisations and local youths.
“Football has often been called a universal language and it has certainly helped build bridges .
“Events like this can only happen if they have the full support of those involved and I’d like to thank all the players, Winsford NPU, Weaver Vale and the two referees, Phil Jones and Dan Barlow.”