Building for the future at international festival

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AFC Dronfield under-11s joined an international line up at Doncaster Rovers’ Festival Of Sport, which included juniors from professional clubs —such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, and Benfica.

AFC Dronfield were joined by three other grass roots teams from across the region.

The team, sponsored by construction training provider Construction Skills People, advanced through their group to the play-offs with an unbeaten record, and were the only team in the competition not to concede to Benfica.

Despite the good run, AFC Dronfield were narrowly beaten 2-1 in the knockout phase.

Mark Roe, of AFC Dronfiel, said: “It was an amazing few days for the young players.

“We are grateful to our sponsors Construction Skills People for their ongoing support, helping enable such opportunities .”