Six-a-side champs

Pictured is the triumphant Staveley Miners' Welfare Under 9s team which won  a regional six-a-side tournament.
Pictured is the triumphant Staveley Miners' Welfare Under 9s team which won a regional six-a-side tournament.

Triumphant youngsters from Staveley Miners’ Welfare Under 9s football team were crowned champions after a regional six-a-side tournament.

The Rowsley League competition took place on Saturday, June 8, in Ashover, between sides from Derbyshire. Staveley Under 9s won through a group stage of matches and after a successful semi-final they beat Buxton Braves in the final.

Staveley Under 9s narrowly escaped relegation this year in the Sheffield League but players have been given a boost after their tournament success.