Reporter Series football tournamet kick off again

Reporter Series staff are organising this year's charity football tournament.
Reporter Series staff are organising this year's charity football tournament.

It’s back, and bigger than before!

The date for this year’s Reporter Series charity five-a-side football tournament has been announced, and the reporters are busy cleaning their boots in preparation.

This year’s tournament will be held at Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre on November 8 and will raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Last year’s contest was dominated by the eventual winners Cleckheaton Fire Station, who beat the Reporter Series 7-1, but reporter and wing-wizard Mike Muncaster believes our team, Pressgang North End, have improved.

He said: “Last year’s tournament went better than we thought it could.

“As a team we hope to make the final. If I can replicate Micky Quinn’s form at Coventry, I might get a few goals.”

The team has had a busy summer in the transfer market, as a flurry of new faces have arrived at the paper – one of whom is reporter and midfield maestro John Blow.

He said: “The last time I competed in a football tournament was as a junior. My abilities will undoubtedly have decreased over the years, but I’m looking forward to unleashing my inner Jack Lester - a player I was photographed with as a young Grimsby Town mascot!”

Another new face, target -man David Spereall said: “I’m looking forward to making my debut, having joined the team during the summer. I will have to get a bit fitter between now and November but if I can at least get up to the standards of former Chelsea defender Frank Lebouef, I’ll hopefully get by.”

Prizes will be available for winners, and a raffle is also planned. If you want to submit a team of your own, email