The tenth edition of the Sliema W.F.C. Nursery tournament came to an end with the exciting final of the Under-14 category played between the nurseries of Pietà Hotspurs and Birkirkara, which ended with a 3-1 win for the boys from Pietà. A match to determine the third and fourth places between Sliema and Mosta was eventually won by the Sliema Nursery.
During this four-day football festival Melita FC Nursery managed to place first in the categories Under-12 and Under-13 while Mosta Nursery placed first in the Under-11 category.
Souvenir team photos taken by Stephen Gatt the official tournament photographer were given to all players participating and an innovation introduced during this tournament was the distribution of fruit to all players after the games. Hopefully such a gesture will instil in the young players the importance of fruit in a healthy diet.
At the end of the final game Sliema Wanderers F.C. president Steve Abela presented a handsome trophy to the Pietà team as winners of the Under-14 category. He thanked all the helpers, the Sliema nursery staff coaches and the hard working nursery administration for their dedication in organising such a tournament and giving so many youngsters the opportunity to display their skills.
Sliema Nursery secretary Alex Pace thanked the Malta Football Referees Association for their cooperation and all sponsors for their assistance in making such an event possible.
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