HUNDREDS of children proved they were on the ball when they took part in a massive football tournament.
Over 600 boys and girls from junior teams all over Yorkshire flocked to take part yesterday.
The tournament is staged annually by Lepton Highlanders at their Wakefield Road ground.
Organiser Tim Buckley, chairman of the club’s junior football section, said: “Many of the children who take part are members of junior football teams in the surrounding villages but we do get some teams coming from North Yorkshire – the girls groups tend to come from further afield.
“It’s a very popular event. We have clubs ringing us up all the time wanting to take part and it’s particularly nice to see the younger members getting involved with football from an early age.
“The day is very well organised and a lot of effort is put into it by the members. It’s a great family day out.”
Over 1,500 people had fun watching the event, which also featured children’s attractions and stalls.
Youngsters aged six to 12 played in matches set over eight pitches.
The winners of the older age groups went through to play in semi-finals and then the grand final.
Huddersfield Town legend Andy Booth was on hand to present trophies and medals.
Cash raised from the event will go towards purchasing new equipment and improving football facilities for children from Lepton and the surrounding villages.
Among the winners were the Lepton Highlanders who took home the Under 11s trophy.