This is how the power of football unites communities.

A major football tournament held at Witton Park in Blackburn attracted clubs from across the North West.

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Ismail Esat, who helped to organised the event, said: “It was a great day all round and I would like to thank all the volunteers and helpers.

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“It was wonderful to see clubs from the region uniting for football. A big thank you to local councillor Suleman Khonat and Colin Hargreaves for their help as well Blackburn with Darwen Council for their support.

“All the referees provided their services for free.”

Roll of honour:

Under 14s: Winners Blackburn Elite; Runners Up: Pleckgate

Under 13s: Winners Darwen Rangers; Runners-up: Blackburn United

Under 12s: Winners: Feniscowle and Pleasington Green; Runners-up Blackburn United

Under 11s: Winners: Burnley Belvedere.

Under 10s: Winners Greeat Harwood; runners-up Blackburn United

Under 9s: Winners Junior Gardeners; Runners-up Blackburn United

Under 8s: Winners: Mill Hill Blue; Runners-up AFC Darwen

The event was kindly supported by: Tudor Nursery, Star Tissue UK, Blackburn United, Blackburn Referees Association, Floor’ z’ Doors, Churchill Private Hire and the North West News Federation.