TEAMS travelled from all over the Armidale district to take part in Armidale and District Football Assoication’s (ADFA) annual Jack Valance Memorial soccer carnival on Sunday at the Rologas Fields.
The five to seven-year-olds took to the field to play a modified non-competitive game of soccer which saw large crowds flock to cheer on the local youngsters.
All the non-competitive soccer players from the under-6 to the under-10 division received participation ribbons, a carnival medallion and an ice cream.
Following that, the competitive under– 12 to under- 16 divisions took to the field to battle it out for top honours in their age groups.
Following the round robin games in the under-12 division one competition, Demon Knights finished on top ahead of the North Armidale Quokkas.
In the under-12 division two competition Glen Innes topped the ladder ahead of Demon Knights Lancers and North Armidale Glory.
South Armidale Sea Eagles were too strong in the under-14 division one competition, finishing ahead of North Armidale Titans and Glen Innes.
In the under-14 division two competition North Armidale finished ahead of Demon Knights Iron Maidens and Demon Knights Eves.
Demon Knights Shields claimed victory over North Armidale Redmen and Ex-Services West Rangers in the under-16 division one matches.
The day saw a number of clubs run various stalls as fundraisers for the ADFA which will then be divided amongst the participating clubs.
- Siobhan McCarthy