Published Monday 3rd July 2017

Hundreds of amateur footballers of all ages were struck by six-a-side fever on Sunday during a tournament raising money for St Michael’s Hospice.

A total of 72 teams ranging from Under 9 to adults filled Widemarsh Common for the annual Sue Parry football event.

The tournament is in its 17th year and is played in memory of football fan Sue who was a patient at St Michael’s and died in 1999.

Eagles won the adult tournament, beating Grafton House.

‘Once again, Widemarsh Common was packed with people of all ages enjoying games of six-a-side,’ said Matt Ashcroft, the Events Manager at St Michael’s.

‘Thank you to everyone who took part.’

The tournament was founded by Sandra Parry, Sue’s mum.

This year’s event is set to raise about £3,600 for St Michael’s.