The 2011 event expanded to eight ages groups in competition over two weekends, making the ACES tournament the most prestigious event of its kind in grass roots football
The first weekend was once again held at the home of Harborough Town football club.
Saturday saw forty of the finest U15 and U16 boys teams travel once again from all over the country, to represent their town or city in competition to become the National ACES Champions 2011. In warm and sunny conditions, over 700 players on eight pitches were used in this champions league style competition.
Sunday was the time for the Girls to compete in our inaurgural competition with two age groups represented U14 & U16. Once again the weather was superb and teams traveled from as far south as Portsmouth to as far north as Durham and all points in between to represent their towns and cities, competing to be the first ever National ACES Champions 2011.
The second weekend was held for the first time at Judgemeadow Community college in Leicester.
Saturday saw the U11 and U12 age groups competing. Although showers were forecast they managed to hold off until just after the U12 presentation ceremony. Thirty five teams, all well supported, travelled from far and wide to entertain in a great days football.
Sunday was for the U13 and U14 teams. Once again very well supported with teams travelling long distances to compete in near perfect conditions. The U14′s winners however had the least distance to travel, in fact some of the teams went to the Community college!!
Congratulations to the 2011 National ACES Champions
Shifnal Harriers representing Telford in the under 11 age group
Woodbridge Town representing Ipswich in the under 12 age group
Dunstable Town representing Dunstable in the U13 age group
Highfield Rangers representing Leicester in the U14 age group
Whetstone Juniors representing Leicester in the U15 age group
Netherton United representing Peterborough in the U16 age group
Blackpool FC Girls representing Blackpool in the U14 Girls age group
Mersey Girls representing Merseyside in the U16 Girls age group